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La Bonne Franquette

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205/1 Moo 1 | 205/1 moo1mae Nam Koh Samui, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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+66 95 069 0344
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Barcelona, Spain
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This place looked inviting but I was disappointed. Firstly it was difficult to enjoy the meal because so many people were smoking cigarettes. For a French restaurant I expected a wine list but there was only some unspecified wine by the glass. The salad dressing had something curdled in the bottom of the bottle which was open on the top.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Frequented by many French expatriate locals, enjoyable wines at reasonable prices. The owner George is a great character and serves some delicious fare! His steaks are all French cuts such as bavette or onglet - cooked to your liking and served with spinach, roast potatoes green said, delicious home made dressings and sauces and fresh French bread. Filet of Pork... More 

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Thank sir welcome Georges More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Was recommended by my hotel. Friendly French host who clearly likes a drink...or two. Had the smoked salmon starter as the mussels weren't available (understandable as its low season) followed by the rump steak. Why do the French think thin cut steak is good!? Anyway it was ok. The bearnaise was curdled, served with fried garlic potatoes (probably the nicest... More 

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Thank Georges le beurre coaguile et les cigales s'enfilent More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Good selection of authentic French food (and a decent selection of very drinkable wine which is unusual for Thailand) provided by George and his staff, as good as I have had in France. Nice feel to the restaurant as it is set up very much like a bar in France and frequented by French ex-pats

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georges m, Propriétaire at La Bonne Franquette, responded to this review

thank you sir my English is not perfect but i hope to see you sun sincerly Georges labonnefranquettesamui@gmail.com More 

Thai Nguyen, Vietnam
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

La Bonne Franquette is located on the popular walking street in the Chinatown area of Maenam. Opened about 15 years ago by George, a bubbly guy from Paris who has a passion for classic French food. All dishes are homemade from the finest ingredients and the attention to detail is superb. Fantastic menu with everything from Rock Lobsters to French... More 

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georges m, Propriétaire at La Bonne Franquette, responded to this review

Thank's for your nice review. I hope to see you when you come back to Samui. Sincerly Georges More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

Extremely good food, we had the salmon fillet and tuna steak and would highly recommend. Very glad we were asked how we would like the tuna cooked. Delicious wine too. A very welcome break to Thai food. It was really nice to go to a restaurant with a small but refined menu that specialisesd in a certain type of food.... More 

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thank's Clare hope to see you soon Georges More 

Villach, Austria
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dinner at La Bonne Franquette. Due to the low season we could not get the escargots/snails but it wasn't a problem since we had a lovely goats cheese salat instead. The duck breast and the steak were perfectly cooked and we went crazy about the potatoes, very nice. The owner was very helpful in explaining the... More 

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georges m, Propriétaire at La Bonne Franquette, responded to this review

hello Suzy and Peter Thank for your review. Impossible to have the snails, the importer close is cie. Hope to see you son Georges More 

San Francisco
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

George has been feeding the French in Maenam for longer than even he can remember. Specializing in beef (en français, boeuf) as well as the duck. The succulent cuts of meats that appear on Franquette's new menu are certain to make you mouth water. There's also fine, and not-so-expensive, house wine to indulge your palate. This is a favorite of... More 

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Perth, Australia
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

We recently dined at this little bistro in the very quint Mae Nam. Run by a Parisienne, it is indeed a touch a Paris in Ko Samui, and well worth a visit. The prices are reasonable, the service and the food very good.

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Como, Italy
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

French cuisine on Koh Samui is often over-priced, so we were delighted to find this little gem down a side street off the main road in Mae Nam. Kind of a bistrot-like atmosphere - plastic chairs and tables and a simple, but superb menu of classic french dishes - duck breast, leg of lamb, langoustine, platter of cheese, pork fillet.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205/1 Moo 1 | 205/1 moo1mae Nam Koh Samui, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
  • Location: Asia  >  Thailand  >  Surat Thani Province  >  Ko Samui  >  Mae Nam
  • Phone Number: +66 95 069 0344

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