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Le Patio

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117 route du Nord | Ler Tarifs, 13990 Fontvieille, Arles, France
+33 4 90 54 73 10
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This opens on the dot of 7:30 and prior booking is recommended. We however just turned up soon after 7:30 and managed to get a table inside the converted barn. This is a high room with a mezzanine furnished with antiques like an old radio and other objet d'art. The ballustrades seem to have been coated with a plaster giving... More 

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Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I recently had a chance to dine here. As it was a cool night we ate inside the eclecticly decorated interior. The service was very good, as was the reasonably priced wine list. My wife said her meal was the best she had on our entire trip across southern France. We are cat people so we particularly... More 

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Lutry, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The place is a wonderfully restored barn where you are being served some great food with in a wonderful family ambiance and with a lovely service. Whilst I had the menu my wife got prepared a nice salad and was able to join in in some of the little servings in between. If I would be living in the area... More 

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Bologna, Italia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Restaurant located in the center of the village, and 20 minutes away from Arles. The restaurant has 3 different areas, 2 indoors and one outdoor ehich makes it very nice eating during summertime. They offer preset menus according to the seasonal products. Food is great. The chef is great and only high quality products. The staff doesn’t speak good English... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had been trying to eat here for a while, the reason we never because we always went when the restaurant was closed. On a very hot day we went to the delightful village of Fontvielle and had a lovely meal here. It really is a nice place with flowers in the garden. Service was smart and our orders taken... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely little restaurant on the eastern outskirts of town. Run with elegant precision by the glamorous co-owner who really is quite charming. Certainly a very pleasant location in summer; through the arch and into the attractive courtyard with plenty of trees, shrubs and plants and, happily, lots of space between tables. So not too intense thus creating quite a relaxing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I loved this restaurant --- I was staying down the street from the restaurant and went out for lunch --- found this restaurant --- wonderful garden setting so stayed for lunch --- I was so lucky. Starting out, Catherine is the most lovely hostess I have ever met (can't help falling in love with a place with her out front).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Le Patio was among our favorite unexpected treats in Provence. We chose it on the basis of hunger and convenience as we drove through Fontvielle at lunch time in May. Only one other table on the patio was occupied, somewhat lowering our expectations. Before seating us, the waiter apologetically explained that the offerings were limited to a fixed starter ("tapas")... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

What a lovely lunch! The woman who runs the front of the house could not be a more gracious hostess, and her husband is a very skilled chef. Some of the best Provencal food we've had on our trip, way better than is on offer in Arles and competitive with the high end places in Les Baux. But La Patio... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015 via mobile

It is expensive but worth every penny. And what's more, the service is amazing. All done with a wonderful smile and so helpful with the menu if there was something we didn't understand. Refreshing experience. Wonderful wines too. Make sure you book as it was full on a week night.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 117 route du Nord | Ler Tarifs, 13990 Fontvieille, Arles, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Bouches-du-Rhone  >  Arles  >  Fontvieille
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 54 73 10
Description
13 CATHERINE ET JEAN-PIERRE CÔTE - LE PATIO - FONTVIEILLE Une bergerie du XVIIIe pour écrin Jean-Pierre et Catherine Côte.Attribution du titre de Maître restaurateur de France depuis janvier 2010. Ils se sont rencontrés à La Cabro d'Or (Les Baux-de-Provence) il y a quinze ans. Elle était chef de rang et lui, chef de partie. Ils ne se sont plus quittés, travaillant ensemble chez les grands : Château d'Artigny (Tours), Alexandre (Garons), Le Prieuré (Villeneuve-lès-Avignon)… Gérants de l'hôtel-restaurant Benvengudo aux Baux-de-Provence, sur les lieux mêmes où le grand-père de Catherine Boxberger avait créé l'Oustau avec Raymond Thuillier, ils décident de sauter le pas et de se mettre à leur compte. Le restaurant Le Patio est à vendre. Ils sont séduits par cette ancienne bergerie du XVIIIe siècle dont ils conservent l'immense cheminée, l'abreuvoir, le râtelier, la terrasse et le jardin fleuri où ils feront pousser les herbes aromatiques qui embelliront "la cuisine méditerranéenne de goût" du chef. Ils s'installent le 1er mai 2006, investissent dans la cuisine, la décoration, le mobilier… Mais, le vrai changement, c'est la carte aux prix très doux (menus à 29 et 36 E) qui laisse la part belle aux produits du terroir, à l'huile d'olive de la vallée des Baux. Et aussi, une multitude de détails qui font la différence : les tables doublement nappées, l'argenterie monogrammée, les tableaux contemporains qui tranchent sur le rustique des murs de pierres. "Ici le temps s'est arrêté", explique Catherine. Comme à l'époque d'Alphonse Daudet, dont les ailes du moulin tournent sur la colline. Restaurant Le Patio à Fontvieille

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