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La Grignotiere

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3 rue du Poilu, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
+33 4 93 76 79 83
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214 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place is what we were looking for: not fancy, with image of "local cuisine", to have a nice dinner in this amazing place The place is tiny (at least smaller in capacity, than guests want to be served). The ladies do all serving - obviously 1 cook tries to cope with the demand in the kitchen. Once you accept,... More 

Thank handhungary
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a warm cozy restaurant. The staff are also warm and attentive. A lovely meal with excellent wine. The restaurant is very busy so book.

Thank Christine W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very good restaurant. Food was well prepared and enjoyable. Huge Greek salad filled us up before the bouillabaisse arrived. Standard, satisfying meal. Attentive, efficient service.

Thank DCNY48
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd noticed how popular the restaurant was early in our stay so popped in to book an early evening table. Really glad we did. We were looked after really well - especially the kids with a tailored Chorizo pizza (no veg!) and beautiful Chicken. My wife and I enjoyed a shared Goats cheese salad starter and we both loved our... More 

Thank ManchesterGreg
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The night before, we went to the Mere Germaine and awfully disappointed, but this restaurant was really great! I had the fish soup and my husband had the fois gras for the starter. The fois gras was really good and I liked the fish soup as well ( for the information, fish soup in general is a quite authentic food.... More 

Thank Louloulechat
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Each year when we arrive in Villefranche we go to la Grinotiere for dinner. Excellent value. My wife had langoustines and cabillauds and I had spaghetti with sea food. Both memorable

Thank Alain P
Mays Landing, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

La Grignotiere was our favorite restaurant in Villefranche. It is a small cozy space with delicious food and warm welcoming service. We liked it so much we made sure to make a return visit and it was just as sweet the second time around. We would recommend it to all.

Thank John G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We've been going to Villefranche-sur-Mer since 1999, and our trips are always capped with dinner at La Girgnotiere. The restaurant is a small, intimate place mostly frequented by VSM locals. I have to admit I was a little nervous when I found out the long-time owner/chef had retired, but upon meeting the new owner and enjoying a dinner every bit... More 

Thank SteveKopperud
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Tucked away on Rue du Poillu is this cute little restaurant. We had the plat du jour which was the fresh cod and game as, the large shrimps, in a sauce provencale. Generous portions too.

Thank Evelyn R
Nashville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

My sister and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at La Grignotière. We both ordered the special of the day, which were extra large shrimp (gamba), with cod in a Mediterranean style sauce. Delicious and plentiful. Chantele, our server was very helpful and brought butter on request. The atmosphere is lovely inside, if it's a pretty day, you may want to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, French, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue du Poilu, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Villefranche-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 4 93 76 79 83

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