L'Outsider

L'Outsider

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Hours
Sun
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice Best of the Best 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$24.00 – $80.00
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, Grill, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
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Choose between our typical vaulted stone room or our sunny and sheltered terrace, to enjoy our generous and tasty cooking, done with fresh and local products. Come and enjoy this gourmet parenthesis!
PRICE RANGE
$24.00 – $80.00
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, Grill, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles588 reviews
Excellent
517
Very good
48
Average
16
Poor
8
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Schlauberger1846
Castroville371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
We ate at this restaurant our last of seven nights in Gordes, and we really wished that we had eaten here earlier in our stay. WOW! The food was the best in Gordes! We ate there back in September when the weather was cool, so we ate inside in the "cave". A young family runs the restaurant, and as soon as our hostess (the wife) spoke to us in excellent English, we knew its was going to be a wonderful experience. She explained the short menu in detail as her daughter was playing with her little sister on the patio. Her husband was the cook, and he also visited our table during dinner. We both ate delicious grilled sea scallops with a bottle of Riesling, and our dessert was an amazing chocolate fondant, probably the best dessert I have ever eaten in my 74 years of life! I cannot remember what our friends ate that night, but everyone was pleased with the quality of their food. We were the last group to leave the restaurant that night, and the chef and his wife joined us for a glass of schnapps to toast a memorable last night in Provence. You should eat here!
Written 30 August 2020
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927patriced
Dear Schlauberger1846 what an amazing comment! We are very touched, sincerly! Thank you so much for this description of your evening at the Outsider! We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your complete parenthesis there, and be sure that it was a real pleasure for us to welcome you and to share with you this little moment! Thanks for your kindness, for your encouragment and all those nice compliments! take care, And we hope to see you during your next stay in Luberon! Best regards
Written 31 August 2020
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Graeme E
Edinburgh33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
For someone who has been travelling to France for a number of decades, the Outsider was a reminder of why France has such a great culinary reputation. The restaurant is a classic family affair. The husband is the sole cook and the wife is the sole server. If you are impatient, this restaurant may not be for you as it takes time. The choice is limited, always a good sign, and each course is cooked to perfection. It focuses on pretty simple classic French dishes, but all are perfectly executed. The wife is a delight and is fluent in English, but was polite enough to let me struggle with my poor French. If you are anywhere near this restaurant you should go before the couple move onto greater and bigger things.
Written 11 October 2020
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Equipe d
Good evening, thank you so much for taking time to comment your visit at the Outsider! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed this gourmet and friendly parenthesis ! It was a real pleasure to welcome you there and to share with you our passion! Wish you nice others trips in France, and we wish to have the pleasure to see you again in gordian area, Best regards,
Written 17 April 2022
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philippe monti
Coinsins30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 couples
We spent a night in Gordes and chose to have our dinner at L’Outsider which was an excellent choice. The food was outstanding and the service remarkable. Everything we ordred from the starters through the desserts was fresh and well prepared. On top of that, the restaurant is located in the heart of the city. A place to go for lunch or dinner
Written 26 June 2020
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927patriced
Dear Sir, thanks for your so kind comment about your visit at the Outsider. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed this time! Thanks for your kindness and your encouragment! Take care, and see you during your next holidays in Luberon, Best regards
Written 28 June 2020
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leslie
Knysna1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 couples
Estelle and her husband provided us with the most friendly hospitality and the best meal that we have had in Provence. This charming restaurant is set in an alley just before reaching the circle in Gordes. What a pleasure to be genuinely welcomed and what a pleasure to have an “honest” meal which is cooked with the freshest ingredients and is most reasonably priced. Well done L’Outsider.
Written 3 June 2022
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Roam671020
Dear Madam, dear Sir, thank you so much for your so kind review about your visit at the Outsider! It was a real pleasure to welcome you there, to talk about our passion and to see that you enjoyed litllte meals of the Chef! Thanks for your kindness and your encouragments, we appreciate sincerely! Take care, and see you during your next holidays in Provence! Best regards
Written 7 June 2022
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Swissworld_traveller
Canton of Vaud138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
We called in the afternoon and were lucky enough that someone had cancelled their reservation, so we were able to get a table for dinner. This restaurant deserves its success. It offers a wonderful combination of cosy atmosphere and great food, a little off the beaten path in beautiful Gordes. What a gem ! The chef cooks local and fresh products and makes you enjoy the best of Provence in your plate. There are only a few options on the menu, which is always a good sign. Some of us had fish, others had beef. Everyone loved it. And don’t make me start on the chocolate fondant. The Chef’s wife does an excellent job taking care of the guests. They both make you feel like you are part of their family for the night. We couldn’t have spent a better evening in Gordes. And this also applies to our children who had a great time and enjoyed dinner as much as we did. Don’t miss L’Outsider if you happen to be in the area. You won’t regret it.
Written 8 August 2020
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927patriced
Dear Swissworld-traveller, thank you so much for this so nice comment about your visit at the Outsider! It was a real pleasure to welcome you and your family, and we are so glad to see that you completly enjoyed your evening there, meals of the Chef and the friendly atmosphere that we want to share with all of our guests. Thank you for your kindness, your encouragments and your recommandation! Take care, and see you during your next holidays in the area, Best regards
Written 9 August 2020
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Tang_UK
London27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 none
We had a wonderful dinner here a few nights ago, the food was wonderful, as was the wine. We made a reservation, which is advisable as the restaurant is small (there was only outdoor seating in line with Covid-19 recommendations). The waitress was very helpful and friendly and her English excellent, which was a relief as our French is, sadly, poor. But back to the food, it was both creative and delicious and we had a great evening.
Written 2 August 2020
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Equipe d
Dear Tang UK, thanks for taking time to comment your visit at the Outsider! Thanks for your kindness and your encouragements, it was a real pleasure to welcome you thee hope to have it again during your next holidays in Provence, Take care, Best regards
Written 23 April 2022
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Richard B
Geneva125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
I have never thought that it’s overly complicated to have a good restaurant. Good fresh food, good service and nice location and these guys have simply got it: The menu is relatively small which is typically an endorsement of the freshness of the food and the service is not only friendly but also genuine which is difficult to find, especially in a tourist destination like Gourdes. We had the fish of the day which was excellent and came with a great vegetable side and a steak which was also very good. You sit outside in a small shaded courtyard which is comfortable. It really is that simple yet so many places fail to understand these basics so big Well Done to this restaurant and can strongly recommend. Would however strongly suggest you reserve in advance or you won’t get a table. Would I return ? Absolutely.
Written 11 August 2022
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Equipe d
Dear Sir, thank you so much for this so kind review about your visit at the Outsider! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed this litlle gourmet parenthesis with us! Thanks for your kindness with our team, and your encouragment, we appreciated so much! See you during your next holidays in Luberon, Take care, Best regards
Written 20 August 2022
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Roberts B
Winston Salem285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 couples
Our first night in Provence, we had dinner reservations in the village of Gordes at the Restaurant L’Outsider. What a marvelous introduction to dining in Provence! The small restaurant is built in an ancient aqueduct. Our hostess and waitress, Estelle, and her husband-chef are the owners, and they take great pride in perfect meals and a perfect experience. Also, she made an excellent meal equally fun with her engaging personality. The most interesting dish was the crème brûlée appetizer with diced pumpkin and smoked duck, which is something we were told the chef created that day because of the local ingredients available. Wow! The entrees we ordered were fish and beef dishes, and all were superbly seasoned and prepared, especially the flaky meat of the sea bream and it’s crunchy seasoned skin. The killer dish, though, was the molten lava chocolate cake. It was a warm chocolate overdose. L’Outsider may not have the Luberon views of some other restaurants in the region, but it’s food, service, and atmosphere can’t be beat. We did not have a better dining experience the rest of our stay in Provence.
Written 5 September 2022
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Equipe d
Dear Sir, thanks for taking time to comment your visit at the Outsider! Thank you so much for your kindness and your encouragement, it was a real pleasure for all of us to welcome you there, really! Thanks again for your recommandation, we appreciate. See you with the same pleasure during your next holidays in Provence, Best regards
Written 6 September 2022
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Rachel K
Highland Park28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 couples
Family owned restaurant with outstanding food. My fish was perfectly cooked and the side of purée was one of my most favorite things I’ve ever eaten. The rosemary crepe brûlée was so unique and delicious. Please stop by here if you visit Gordes. You won’t be disappointed.
Written 21 March 2020
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927patriced
Dear Rachel K, thank you so much for your so nice comment about your dinner at the Outsider! We are so happy to see that you enjoyed so much ,j it was a real pleasure for both of us to welcome you there, and to share with you this little moment! Take care of you, see you during your next holidays in Provence ! Best regards
Written 21 March 2020
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Oliver W
Winterslow13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 none
The passion here for what they do is incredible. It’s a small but lovely restaurant run by a husband and wife who are outstanding at what they do. After service he came to speak to us and it really was a personal experience from start to finish. Of course the food was delicious. We are hard to please and the attention to detail and simple, strong and perfectly executed flavours made us want to eat there again that evening. Unfortunately they were fully booked. We would of eaten exactly the same dishes all over again. It was that good. We left feeling quite emotional, which is strange. We knew we had experience something very special. Thank you so much.
Written 20 September 2021
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Roam671020
Dear Sir, a simply thanks would be enough after this amzing cmment about your visit at the Outsider? Thank you so much! Thanks for your kindness, your smile and your encouragment to our team! We have to acknowledge that your text made us so emotional too... It is a wonderful feeling to see that you enjoyed this little gourmet moment in our restaurant! Thanks again for this recommandation, please take care, Wish to welcome you during your next parenthisis in Provence, Best regards,
Written 23 September 2021
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William
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2020 family
There are 2 kind of restaurant in Gordes - tourist eateries who know you won’t be back and those who truly work hard to showcase what this amazing part of the world can offer. L’outsider is firmly the latter. The food is honest, well prepared and presented by someone who cares and clearly knows what they are doing. Service is caring and by the hardest working and friendliest waitress I have met in years. It was and all round excellent meal and evening. Thank you.
Written 9 July 2020
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927patriced
Dear William, thank you so much for this so kind comment about your visit at the Outsider! It was a real pleasure to welcome you and your family and to share with you our local products and our real passion of those ones! Thanks again for your encouragment and your recommandation, we are so touched! Take care, See you during your next holidays in Provence, Best regards
Written 10 July 2020
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Niurou steakhouse
Tignes36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
We made a point of coming here based on the reviews and the similarity to our own set up. Small place and a small team doing good honest food. The service was friendly and warm, greeted with a smile and a lovely wine recommendation. The food, fresh ingredients all cooked to order came in a timely fashion. Starters of girolles mushrooms with a lovely runny poached egg, a savoury creme brulee of pumpkin and smoked duck- original and tasty. Mains of fillet steak cooked rare and lamb steak with flavoursome vegetable garnish and to finish home made desserts - so tasty I ate the lot despite being full. Rosemary infused creme brulee was just the right level of rosemary and a classic gooey chocolate fondant. Good value for money in what can be an expensive town. We'll be back next time we're around.
Written 12 October 2022
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Equipe d
Dear Sir, thank you so much for this so kind review about your visit at the Outsider! We are so glad to see that you enjoyed this gourmet moment! Thanks for your kindness and your encouragment, it was a real pleasure for all of us to welcome you there! See you during your next step in Luberon or in your mountains! Best regards
Written 17 October 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Teresa138
77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We visited Gordes today and as it is a real tourist spot we were unsure how good the restaurants would be. We found L’Outsider just a few steps away from the main tourist spot and many people would probably not notice it. We liked the simplicity of the menu and the sunny terrace and we were its first lunchtime guests. The welcome was friendly and our host spoke excellent English. We were given a delicious tapenade while we waited for our main course. I chose cuisse de confit de canard and my husband had leg of lamb cooked on the plancha. For both of us, the dishes were exceptional. We followed with lovely desserts. We really were so pleased we chose L’Outsider and recommend it to fellow travellers.
Written 11 October 2021
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Roam671020
Dear Madam, thank you so much for taking time to comment your visit at the terrace of the Outsider! It was a real pleasure to welcome you, and we are so happy to see that you enjoyed this gourmet moment. Thanks for your kindness and your recommandation, we appreciate really. Take care, See you during your next holidays in Provence,
Written 12 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cliff G
Manning2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
The menu selections, service, and food presentation were over-the-top. This is a small restaurant run by family, and their attention to detail is simply amazing. The food was better than 5 star, and the atmosphere created an almost exotic experience. It's hard to overrate our superb dining experience.
Written 10 October 2022
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Equipe d
Dear Sir, thank you so much for this so kind review about your visit at the Outsider! We are so happy to see that you enjoyed this gourmet parenthesis! It was a real pleasure to welcome you there and thanks again for your kindness with our team and your encouragment, we really appreciate! Take care, see you during your next holiadays in Provence! Best regards
Written 12 October 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Celine
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2022 none
This quaint restaurant doesn't boast great views but is has a pleasant atmosphere for outside dining. The food was good, although my foie gras lacked a bit of flavor. We were happy with our meals besides that. Service can be slow so prepare to sit for awhile. Overall I would recommend L'Outsider for a good meal and nice evening.
Written 18 June 2022
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Roam671020
Madame bonjour, nous tenons à vous remercier d'avoir pris le temps de commenter votre escale à l'Outsider! Nous sommes ravis de voir que votre soirée fut plaisante, et avons dores et déjà mis en place une nouvelle organisation pour une meilleure efficacité en salle, Merci pour votre recommandation! Au plaisir d'une prochaine escale gourmande, Cordialement,
Written 21 June 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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