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La Belle Etoile

1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 97 08 09 41
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

I visited this fantastic restaurant with friends in January. Fantastic food, service and ambience. Try the restaurant and you will see my points!

Thank josorb
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Great cozy spot with super friendly staff and tons of charm. And the food is great. We had the lamb. It was delicious and not over cooked.

Thank wp7569
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were made very welcome and our poor french was tolerated!! The food was wonderful from the first to the last mouthful. It s hard to say which course was best because they were all so good as was the wine. A little off the...More

Thank EnglishHugh
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Visited the Belle Etoile last week and was very impressed; The food was wonderful and the service top. It is a beautiful too, very romantic. We will be back, new favorite place in the village

Thank Molly A
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

A lovely little upscale restaurant in Villefranche, this is an intimate location with maybe 10 tables. The interior is calmly white and light wood. The food is excellent. Run by a husband and wife team, there’s a real flair for both service and food and...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Recently, we had two meals at La Belle Etoile, the set menu and a la carte, both delicious fresh, tasty and attractive. The staff we knowledgeable and friendly and we would strongly recommend a visit when visiting Villefranche, we certainly will return. Jane and Andrew...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stopped at Villefranche on a Med cruise and decided to explore the town rather than go further afield and we came across this gem of a restaurant. It is very attractive outside and inside and the owners, husband and wife team, are very welcoming....More

Thank BG_67
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

So glad we stumbled on this wonderful eating place. Run by husband and wife team, who took over the restaurant earlier this year, the food was excellent starting with a delicate watercress amuse bouche followed by a substantial homemade pate with foie gras and delicately...More

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I have been coming to Villefranche-Sur_Mer for neary 20 years for a few weeks in the Summer. We spent a happy 10 days here in Sept' / October this year, sipping "The Last of the Summer Wine" and one night we came across this lovely...More

1  Thank thefirmDublinIreland
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I ate here while on holiday in Villefranche. Really first rate. It's a lovely space (inside and out) with friendly, efficient and knowledgeable guys serving. Excellent food - we had the 31 euro 3 course set meal. The terraine starter and bonito...More

1  Thank MartinC132
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 49
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Baron de Bres, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 97 08 09 41
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Since April 2017 the establishment has been taken over by new owners, a young husband and wife team, Manuel and Tamara Dupont. Bringing with them years of experience in some of the best restaurants both in France and internationally, they are delighted to give you a memorable experience. Wether it's in a comfort of an elegant, yet cosy decor or on the terrace framed by bougainvillea, clients can indulge in a classic French cuisine with Mediterranean influences, prepared with the best of seasonal and local produce.
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