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La Grotte D'Auguste

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Boulevard Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
+33 4 90 60 22 54
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Holyhead, Wales, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

What a place! Carved into the mountain, pizza was great and cheap too! Staff were helpful and the house wine plentiful!

Thank ThaiNoodle
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Worst possible service experience ever!!!! Restaurant experience was ruined by the chronic rudeness of the owner of this restaurant. I would completed avoid this restaurant. There are plenty of other restaurants in L'Orange much better and I had a good experience in the town otherwise. The location of this restaurant is very good by the beautiful theatre and in the... More 

2 Thank AthasW
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Being next to the Roman theatre guarantees this place a clientele, but the reality is in its dimly lit interior is that is where the novelty ends and the realism starts, long waits on an average evening for average food and a wine list that borders on the absurd, price wise. We went there on a recommendation, I wont be... More 

1 Thank wiggiatlarge
Fayence, France
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154 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our hotel recommended this restaurant 100% and they were not wrong. We arrived early in the evening and by 21:00 the restaurant was full. I had the 28 Euro menu that included: a huge and delicious slice of foie gras, veal rib with wild mushrooms. My wife went a la carte and had a good lamb rack. Their wine menu... More 

Thank Whitebeard83
Laval, France
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We went there with friends and that was a very good surprise. Not at all a tourist trap, it is a true french restaurant right next to Theatre Antique inside a grotto. Very large choice of delicious wines and a cuisine of quality. The service is very good. Our lamb shoulder was nicely cooked and so tender... delicious. The ambiance... More 

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Tijuana, Mexico
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

We found this restaurant by chance as we were walking in the little village of Orange. The restaurant is carved out of the rock face in the side of the mountain. The food is incredible and the service is good. If you get to Orange, this is a MUST DO!

Thank Doc1213
Johannesburg, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

We wandered around Orange and came across La Grotte Auguste. Liked the setting against the backdrop of the mountain with Roman ruins in the foreground. We ordered the menu of the day which comprised soup, lamb and vegies, chess escape in a berry coulis. The food was excellent, well presented and good value. Restaurant was not busy at lunchtime so... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015

After checking menus closer to our hotel, we got in out of the rain at the grotto. Good choice! My wife loved the mussels and I had fish, both excellent. Atmosphere was interesting and the service was friendly and good.

Thank Dick G
Silsden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Booked a table to celebrate our son's birthday and our visit to see him and his family. Waiter approached and asked what we would like to drink before ordering. I asked for Gin & Tonic and was informed that they had no tonic. That set the tone. There was only one waiter looking after about 7 tables and some were... More 

Thank Myra C
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

I thought this might be a tourist trap, given its location buried in the heart of the Theatre Antique and the Temple of Augustus - but I was pleasantly surprised by an excellent and reasonably priced meal, with friendly and efficient service. A family of four, we ate our dinner on the terrace, looking out over the ruins of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Madeleine Roch, 84100 Orange, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Vaucluse  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 60 22 54
Situated between the Theatre Antique and the Roman Temple, in fact if you eat outside you are eating in the Roman Temple! The food was surprisingly good for what I thought would be a pure and simple tourist trap. The entrance to the restaurant is directly from the Antique Theatre - we paid 16 euro each for a really good meal (plat du jour) in a wonderful setting

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?