Restaurant Hiely Lucullus

Restaurant Hiely Lucullus

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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MICHELIN
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$90.00 – $171.00
CUISINES
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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MICHELIN Guide's Point of View

Chef Gérald Azoulay, a native of Avignon, has created an astonishing culinary amalgam of the cuisines of Peru (where his wife Patricia was born) and Pr...
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About
Le plus ancien restaurant (gastronomique) de la ville, fondé en 1938, idéalement situé au cœur du centre ville dans un décor unique de style Majorelle, vous fera découvrir sa cuisine "Pérouvence" ! Depuis 1938, cette adresse confidentielle, confortablement nichée à l'étage d'un immeuble Haussmannien, accueille tous ses convives fins gourmets dans un décor Art Nouveau de style Majorelle disposant d'un bow-window surplombant la rue principale, à deux pas du Palais des Papes. Véritable institution de la gastronomie locale, reconnue au niveau national et international depuis plus de 80 ans, le restaurant Hiély-Lucullus ne cesse de surprendre ses contemporains. Le Chef Gérald Azoulay, natif d'Avignon, y signe une cuisine personnelle, fine et savoureuse, la "Pérouvence", subtil mariage des cuisines Péruvienne et Provençale. Patricia, sa moitié, native du Pérou, vous accueillera avec style et élégance à l'une des quelques tables seulement de la majestueuse salle aux boiseries Belle-Époque.
PRICE RANGE
$90.00 – $171.00
CUISINES
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles838 reviews
Excellent
599
Very good
153
Average
47
Poor
23
Terrible
17
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

504
New York City341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 friends
It is always difficult to write a less than stellar review to a family-run restaurant. First the positives: the space is stunning. If you like art nouveau, go there just for that! The table setting and the dishes were also gorgeous. As for the food, it was very good but not great. I think the owners are trying too hard and should stop trying to create overly complex flavors. My two complaints are these: The tables at this restaurant are for two people each. We were four, and I had to contact the owner to make a reservation, which is fine. We were first served amazing freshly baked bread with whipped butter. It was a set of four rolls. It was so good, we inhaled it! Then we noticed that other tables, all for two, also received sets of four breads. We should have gotten two sets of four for the four of us. I told the hostess/waitress/owner how amazing her bread was hoping she would get a hint. She just thanked me. My friend, then, just asked her point blank if we could have more. She said No!!!! I mean! First, we should have had two sets, as the parties of two received the same amount, second, we asked for bread, not for some expensive food item! The second point was almost comical. We were asked if we had any allergies. We didn't but my husband said he really hated peas. The hostess said he should eat them anyway, because they are good, and she only replaces foods you are allergic to. The day before, in a Michelin restaurant, my husband's peas were replaced with another appetizer on his request. It was funny, because it looked like a mother telling her child to eat their peas. In the end, my husband did't eat his appetizer at all, and my friend ate his peas. To tell the truth, this was my favorite dish of the evening, but if you don't like something, you aren't going to eat it and when you pay that much money for a meal, you should not be given the food you hate. Anyways, even though I didn't totally loved all the food, I would have given the restaurant 5 stars if it weren't for these happenings.
Written 13 July 2023
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Todd C
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 couples
We found this lovely restaurant by chance on a Monday evening when most of Avignon’s best restaurants are closed. We had the elegant dining room to ourselves and enjoyed every dish on the 6 course menu. The fusion of Peruvian & French flavours continued to intrigue and delight throughout the meal. The chef’s wife Patricia provided gracious service and knowledge about the wines of the region. We can’t wait to come back!
Written 24 May 2022
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Patricia K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 family
Restaurant Hiely Lucullus is an amazing gem which draws very little attention to itself, at street level, but is a must-do when visiting Avignon. Located just off the central square, the only thing drawing your attention to its existence is a menu in a display case adjacent to an unmarked door. When you climb the staircase you enter the dining room on the second floor with windows that open out onto the street below. Reservations are highly recommended. We first came here 28 years ago, having first read about it in Peter Mayle's delightful book, Toujours Provence. Fifteen years ago Hiely changed owners and now is the domain of a lovely couple from Peru who have improved upon, as hard as that is to believe, the menu lovingly described in Mayle's book. The fusion of cuisines, Peruvian and French, is a delightful melding of these two cultures providing an exquisite unmatched by any other meal we enjoyed on our entire trip through France. All ingredients, save those from Peru, are sourced from within 125 km from Avignon. The sources of all the ingredients used are fully documented on the back of the menu. Everything is fresh, and locally grown or raised. Amazing. Hiely Lucullus is a true gem which is easily missed unless you look for it. It doesn't send someone out on the sidewalk to lure you inside, as many street side cafes do, and it doesn't need to. It is a jewel to be discovered and savored in an atmosphere that is calm, intimate and completely focused on your enjoyment. Make a reservation as soon as you arrive in Avignon as there is seating for only around couples and there is just one seating per evening. You will be amazed by their creativity and care in preparing and presenting each course. bon appetit!
Written 3 July 2023
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kierra b
London19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
The food was a diverse range of French and Peruvian tastes, served with no rush over the evening by the wonderfully attentive husband and wife team. No problems serving me as a pescatarian despite my lack of helpfully notifying them beforehand (please do that if you come so they are aware!) and beautiful extra courses beyond the written menu. Very affordable as a long and luxorious meal out and much more relaxed that eating in the tourist places on the square. Would recommend!
Written 8 May 2023
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tj13215
Marseille12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 couples
First, this restaurant offers an art-deco experience, that put you in a special atmosphere. Then, taste from Peru enhance this excellent French cuisine. It was our third visit to this restaurant. Great service. We enjoyed the 'Châteauneuf-du-Pape' wine list : large choice, and very well priced compared to other restaurants. It was our third visit, and as usual a unique moment. Our favorite to date in Avignon.
Written 20 July 2020
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jamilt12023
Washington DC1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 none
Our dinner here was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Avignon & Provence. The food on the tasting menu was sublime, with such creative and unusual combinations of flavors & textures. The service was so friendly, and we felt the personal nature of the food as it combines the heritage of the chef and his lovely wife. During our trip to the area, we ate at several Michelin starred restaurants, but this place provided the best meal we had. Do not miss this restaurant.
Written 26 June 2023
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Richard G
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
Excellent food and service in unique environment. The chef was very accommodating to my fish allergy. We had a very enjoyable meal we’ll both remember for a long time to come. This is thoughtful, elevated dining at its best. We were pleasantly surprised, and you will be, too.
Written 14 May 2023
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Rebecca
Leeds459 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 couples
After reading the good reviews on Trip advisor we decided to book this restaurant and were not disappointed. The food was an interesting and successful blend of French fine cooking with hints of Peruvian flavour. The service was excellent and they kindly catered for my food intolerances. We would definitely return on our next visit to Avignon.
Written 15 June 2022
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John
Dundee1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 none
Wow - run, don’t walk, to Hiély Lucullus. At the risk of sounding hyberbolic, everything about this place was incredible. We love Peruvian food, and the marriage with Provençal cuisine was creative, fun, and delicious. The host was friendly and engaging, and the chef prepared a
Written 26 April 2024
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BrianF11111
Narbonne3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
My wife and I ate there in the beginning of October and it was a completely unique and great experience. We ate the 9 course meal and each dish was gorgeously presented and expertly prepared. The chef is French and his wife (our server that night) is Peruvian. Which explains the food: Peruvian/French. It's not like anything you've had before and it's delicious. The setting is very nice, the service was excellent and it's recommended by the Michelin Guide for good reason. Do not hesitate to go there!
Written 23 October 2022
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Robin K
Burnsville9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
The ambiance and the food is wonderful, and the tone is set the minute you walk in. Great combination of Provençal and Peruvian food, each dish tasty and a work of art created by Chef Gerald. Each of the “evolutions” were presented with a smile and thorough explanation by Gerald’s wife, Patricia. An unforgettable experience. Merci from our American group!
Written 4 May 2023
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Teodora
Malmö1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 none
Exciting, different and tasty dinner. We took the large menu and it contained both traditional ingredients and an exciting twist with an exotic touch. Good wine from Peru and exceptionally nice service.
Written 3 September 2023
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Dominic B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Before the actual menu we could taste different starters, each one was a surprise and very good. The menu itself was very well balanced and was a mix of peruvian spices and french kitchen like we never experienced before. Very nice and creative restaurant. We can absolutely recommand it.
Written 6 August 2023
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John H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 none
We cannot recommend Heily Lucullus enough. The food was our favorite from the trip. It was fascinating to try French Peruvian food that is all locally sourced. The atmosphere was wonderful as well. An intimate setting with only a few other couples dining! We will definitely be stopping by again when we are next in Avignon.
Written 14 June 2023
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Jessica L
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 couples
All of our courses and tastings were delicious. The fusion of the Peruvian peppers with local fresh French produce was such a nice balance. The cocktails before dinner were some of the best I’ve ever had and the service was exceptional. Highly recommend if you’re in Avignon!
Written 13 May 2024
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