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Le Recreation

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15 avenue Philippe de Girard, 84160 Lourmarin, France
+33 4 90 68 23 73
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
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Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have stayed in Lourmarin for 5 years now, up in Saigon for 15 years before that. We always visit La Récrée whenever we are in Lourmarin. Sometimes it was once a week for lunch during market. The last several years, it's several times a week with visiting family and friends. This past summer, we had visiting "gangs" of kids... More 

Thank Winterblac
Aix-en-Provence, France
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've eaten here several times and normally take the 22€ set menu but this time I tried their vegan (vegetalien)menu at 20€. I was a bit worried when it all arrived just on one plate but it was enough with a bit of bread. It offered a good variety of various vegetarian recipes in small amounts. I loved it,especially the... More 

Thank Anj1396
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Traditional dishes prepared by a family. Popular with locals as well as French tourists. Warm welcome, cozy inside and gorgeous patio outside.

Thank lucinda
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

She is a bit gruff but nearly an attraction to see her in action! We had the €28 menu. Pork meat loaf to start. Ok when you're ready hungry! Beef stew with rice as main. Lamb portion was disappointingly small. Choc dessert good. The local red wine was fine! Restaurant was full on Sat night. You should book in advance.

Thank Paul M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

The food was good, the service terrible. We wouldn't go back to eat here as the front of house service by the female owner was so so poor. Abrupt, rude and unfriendly. Why would you be like this when customer service is so important?! Menu options were good. After sitting down for 2 mins the female owner asked if we... More 

2 Thank Mark D
Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We've been many times to this restaurant - and have never been disappointed. Ensure you book for lunch on the terrace - especially on Friday (market day) or they may be booked up. The menu is always varied, but with local, fresh ingredients. Like anywhere in France, the entrée or plat du jour are great value - and a lovely... More 

Thank Jument-itinerant
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The 'agneau confit' is good but the portions are so small (3 very small pieces of meat and 1 spoon mashed potatoes) that it is not worth the money. When the waitress asked how it was and I told her the portions were small, she told me I was 'gourmand' :-/ This is not a place I will go back... More 

1 Thank Trip A
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Le Recreation is a real treat to visit: it's adorably decorated, with a fantastic range of dishes and very friendly staff. It has excellent vegetarian options as well as a range of meat and fish; the menu will really leave you spoiled for choice, and the staff are happy to help out with recommendations. They were also kind enough to... More 

Thank rbkburke
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

High standards and friendly welcome again this year. Confit d'agneau was amazing as was the mousse au chocolat à l'orange.

Thank Sue P
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This restaurant was recommended and we happily ate a few meals there (lunch and dinner) over our 12-day stay. Each time the service was very nice and from the second visit we were greeted by name by the owner! Simple inventive food cooked fresh and presented beautifully. Wine recommendations were great too. We definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank xcaba

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 avenue Philippe de Girard, 84160 Lourmarin, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence  >  Vaucluse  >  Luberon  >  Lourmarin
  • Phone Number: +33 4 90 68 23 73

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