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Christian Etienne

10 rue de Mons | 10 Rue de Mons, 84000, Avignon, France
+33 4 90 86 16 50
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (24 reviews)
“lobster” (20 reviews)
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Mediterranean, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
10 rue de Mons | 10 Rue de Mons, 84000, Avignon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us ate here in June 2015 and had a lovely Provençal meal with some reasonably good wines. Located just off Popes Palace Plaza, it's an easy walk from an downtown hotel.

Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at Etienne for lunch. We chose it for the Michelin rating. The reviews below don't do the place justice. The food was very good including the Foie Gras, veal, fish dish, dessert. What we had was what I would expect form a one star...More

Thank bmurphy306
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All around unmemorable and disappointing. Let's start with the Sommelier as others have had the same experience (see hib2008 & martinidoc in the last few weeks). We were so brazen to bring (with phoned in approval) a fine bottle of California Rhone and offered a...More

Thank NotBigBux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given the restaurant's Michelin star rating we expected exceptional food and service. The food was good, not great. The service was spotty at best. I was very disappointed that this was my dining companion's first experience at a Michelin rated restaurant, as I know from...More

Thank hib2008
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Everyone we spoke to recommended this restaurant. It's in an attractive building in the heart of old Avignon. The restaurant was not busy at 8pm on a Tuesday. We had the menu of Spring vegetables (not vegetarian). At €75 it is good value for a...More

Thank martinidoc
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended. There were some lovely dishes but only one stand out from a degustation and the delivery far too theatrical for us. We just couldn't relax. I think there are better choices in Avignon. Try Hotel d'Europe. Sensational food and ambience.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were a party of 4 for lunch. All of us had the Lunch menu (35Euros). The food was without fault and the service was on point. Almost too on point! I did, however, get the feeling that the staff was very very cautious about...More

Thank Quintin H
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The food was amazing with excellent service and staff were so polite and professional and Sommelier was so great too. Great atmosphers in classy enviroment with view on the Palace of Popes courtyard.….here is the best restuarant in avignon ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Thank Aliss A
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

How can you not give this restaurant five stars? The location is prime, the food incredible and for the Bridge Menu (a shorter tasting menu available at lunch) it's all priced very reasonable for a restaurant with a Michelin Star. My husband and I had...More

Thank travelwiththeallens
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Great Provençale atmosphere, in a classy and sophisticated environment, with a view on the Palace of the Popes courtyard. While she was still polite with me, the person welcoming me was still pretty condescending. The rest of the staff was polite but cold, the Sommelier...More

Thank Nyckolson
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What are the usual dates when you offer the tomato tasting menu? I am planning an early September visit and want to make absolutely sure I don't miss this!
10 May 2017|
Response from Guilhem S | Property representative |
Hello, I think we can offer the tomato tasting menu for the September 15th. Culinary regards Guilhem SEVIN
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Spencer B
Can the restaurant be accessed without using stairs
16 February 2016|
Response from Isaure L |
Yes, I think so
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Which table for a party of six would be the best location and view-wise? Many thanks.
5 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 rue de Mons | 10 Rue de Mons, 84000, Avignon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  Vaucluse  >  Avignon
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 86 16 50
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Set next to Avignon's magnificent Palace of the Popes, Restaurant Christian Etienne is a divine dining destination with sweeping views of the city and of the Rhone valley. Michelin-starred chef Christian Etienne is passionate about food, and his seasonal menu – themed on tomatoes in summer, truffles in winter, asparagus in spring and mushrooms in autumn – has been inspired by the kitchens of his mother and grandmothers. This is a sensational spot for meals with a view, and the food certainly lives up to the restaurant's stunning setting. Etienne's signature dish is the roasted lobster claws served with asparagus and a confit of fresh ginger root and sesame seeds, and the restaurant has a superb Cote du Rhone-led wine list.