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Le Formal - Caves Henri IV

32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
+33 4 42 27 08 31
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 lovely starters of tartare and creative tomatoes salad . My wife had the fish and seafood soup bouillabaisse style. I had lamb in concentrated juice . Dessert and wine . Great value for 60 euros. Nice ambient and cooperative service.

Thank AmsterdamAzriel
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Most of our previous meals in France were tasty, even very tasty, and usually well cooked but were cafe meals lacking any sophistication or aspiration above the good. Here was a complex meal cooked and presented with flair. My wife felt the food at times...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I had few dinners here with my husband.a treat every time !the staff are very friendly,the service is very quick and efficient .the food always looks beautiful,the deserts are picture perfect and mouth watering (I'm getting hungry talking about this restaurant) .The chef who I...More

Thank StansWeybridge
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Although I don't doubt the food is fine, we wouldn't know because we didn't even get a chance to try it as we sat there for 30minutes without menus or a simple "good evening". I'm assuming all previous reviews were written by friends/family. As far...More

1  Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Service is very friendly and pretty quick. The food is fantastic with a large choice of wines. The location is very nice (a vaulted stone cellar).

Thank cjestin
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent food prepared and presented well in very comfortable surroundings. Restaurant is listed by Michelin which is deserved, probably not far off a star. Would benefit by explaining dishes to English speaking customers with the same enthusiasm and detail as for French customers.

Thank John G
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We were 3 couples and we sat in a nice private room. We took the tasting menu and the experience was fantastic. One after the other the dishes were perfect and delicate. Good and reasonable priced wine to accompany the food. Great!

Thank Eduardo S
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Highly recommended. We went here to celebrate a birthday. Excellent dinner, very good service. Feel good to be back in Provence!

Thank Jean M
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

The presentation of all the courses was lovely but except for the gravlax which was excellent the taste fell short of the look. The lotte was overlooked, the lamb over-salted, and the desserts pretty to look at but that's all.

Thank Phyllis G
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Not all of the dishes were to our personal tastes, but nothing was really negative about the food. You are restricted in your choosings. Wine was excellent, as was the atmosphere in the caves. On a strong positive note, the owner forbids smoking anywhere in...More

Thank Frank A
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Response from David J | Reviewed this property |
Ring during opening hours, at least one member of staff speaks excellent English.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 79
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Aix-en-Provence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 42 27 08 31
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