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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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32 rue Espariat, 13100, Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best in Aix: It's been a couple of years that I have been there, since no longer reside in Aix, but it was just as amazing as always; service was impeccable, very friendly and very efficient; the chef uses high quality ingredients...More

1  Thank luxbrain
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The welcome here was lovely, both by the front-of-house and the chef, and the food was very nice, but the chef is just trying too hard so the flavours on the dishes are just a little too intense and a little too overwhelming. The produce...More

1  Thank cmgrist
Reviewed 6 January 2017

In the evenings there are two main “formules” here: either a 3 course menu for 43 Euros or a 7 course one for 49, which seems to argue irresistibly in favour of the latter, which is what we ordered. In practice the first of the...More

1  Thank patrickm123
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very professional service, warm ambiance, delicious food, helpful Sommelier...we'll be back! We've been there four or five times in he past three years and the quality has been maintained. When you want an affordable "white tablecloth" experience, I would recommend this.

3  Thank Aix06
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5 April 2015|
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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
19:30 - 21:30
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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