Nîmes Restaurants

  • O'Flaherty's
    O'Flaherty's
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  • La Brioche Doree
    La Brioche Doree
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  • My panini....very tasty!
    My panini....very tasty!
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    can't remember: menu a la jour

    by kerouacsdog Written Feb 8, 2005

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    Can't remember the name of this restaurant, but it was just off the esplanade de charles de Guille. Seating inside and out.

    Favorite Dish: I had the menu de la jour, or menu of the day. Starting with a Strasbourg salad(salad with german sausage) followed by pork ala Provence, ending with Pain a Strasbourg au Kirsch(chocolate pastry in cherry liqour)
    And a large local beer!

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    Le Minestrel: Meg Ryan did not need to act

    by sourbugger Updated Jan 28, 2005

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    le minestrel

    This small restaurant only has nine tables , but the quality of the food is nop notch.

    The initimate atmosphere is very pleseant without being too 'poncy', although the abundance of mirrors is a little disconcerting.

    We intially ate off the 14 Euro menu - which provided three very good courses : much of it with a local flavour such as the stew made from local bulls. We ate again on our last night and moved up to the 28 Euro - which included a very sumptuously cooked whole brest of duck.

    My only criticism is that the wine list was very limited - but the house white was very plateable anyway.

    Favorite Dish: Whatever is on the menu for desserts, just ask to substitute it for the homemade Creme Brulee. It certainly passed sourbugger's Gourmet test of Creme Brulee : hold a spoon exactly six inches above the dish and when dropped vertically it should just crack the top layer.

    It was so good that if Meg Ryan had filmed that famous scene from when Harry me Sally here, she could have had a MULTIPLE orgasm - and not even have bothered to act.

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    La Flambee: Creperie

    by barryg23 Written Feb 13, 2005

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    Ruth at La Flambee

    We had lunch at La Flambee, a small Creperie on Rue Fresque, between the Arena and Maison Carree. This place had been recommended by Lonely Planet and it was reasonably good value. We both had the lunchtime menu of two crepes and a cider for about 10 Euro.

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    Cafe Bar des Beaux Arts: Very smiley staff

    by leics Written Aug 16, 2008

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    Set in the little Place aux Herbes opposite the cathedral, this bar/cafe impressed me with the cheeriness and courtesy of its staff.

    They serve all the usual bar/cafe drinks and snacks, of course, including draught beer (beer a la pression).

    It was very busy with locals whenever I walked past, which is always a good sign.

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    China express: Cheap self service Buffet chineese

    by Ludders Updated Apr 21, 2005

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    This is ace if your on a budget its central to the main square, clean and cheap with no tipping required! You just take a tray and select from the food on display and staff will take a portion of what you order and stick it in a microwave for you, we had about 10 small starters two main courses, crackers and half a bottle of wine for 29 euros!. Its kids friendly with a play area.

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    O'Flaherty's Irish Pub: Not the best idea I've had.......

    by leics Updated Aug 15, 2008

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    I have never been to an 'Irish pub', apart from in Ireland. I really shouldn't have given in, but it was very near my hotel and I was exhausted.

    It seems a popular place with locals: certainly there were plenty of them there when I walked past each evening.

    The Guinness was fine too. Mind you, I'm not sure how half a 5.20 euro pint worked out at 3.10 euro. Especially as they 'maintain the Irish ambiance' by getting you to order at the bar (no excuse for service charge). I think they saw me coming. Service was somewhat disinterested.

    Anyway, the food I ordered was ok: the smoked salmon was their own (if my translation is correct) and very tasty. Sadly, the anchovy & cheese (I think) sauce over the pasta was extremely salty, and so I wasn't able to eat much.

    There are a variety of set menus, with appropriate Irish names: Kilkenny (mine), Shannon and so on.

    If you want a decent Guinness, this place is fine.

    Aparently they have live music too.

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    La Brioche Doree: Good snacks

    by leics Updated Aug 15, 2008

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    La Brioche Doree
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    Part of a chain, but the food is good.

    A selection of sandwiches/panini/baguettes, hot or cold, good standard and interesting fillings. Good coffee, juices, some patisserie too. Pleasant young staff.

    It's self-service: you order at the counter and take your tray of goodies to the tables outside.

    Set in a busy square which is ideal for people-watching, it's a good place for a sit-down, coffee and bite to eat.

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    A fine french cuisine: Don't miss this fine restaurant

    by LRADZIO Written Sep 5, 2007

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    This restaurant has uniques plates created by his Chef.
    The Chef creates pleasing combination of tastes. I will recommend the dish of the day which is always a creation with the produces of the market.

    Favorite Dish: My favorite dish is " Carré d'agneau" and for dessert " tarte aux framboises"

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    Le Grande Bourse: Watch the pretty girls go by.

    by sourbugger Updated Jan 8, 2004

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    Le grand bourse - on the right

    This traditional cafe occupies the prime tourist real estate in Nimes, just outside the arena.

    Despite having a couple of hundred traditional seats the waiters, clad in the traditional uniform are attentive.

    Prices are reasonable, and the range of snacks available make it an ideal place to rest for an hour or so.

    What really makes the place however is the chance to indulge in the mediterranaean sport of 'people watching'.

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    Various: Have a very french breakfast

    by sourbugger Updated Jan 8, 2004

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    Many of the cafes around the tourist sites are somewhat overpriced and serve coffee that is somewhat indifferent - as is the service.

    If you follow the locals to places just outside the centre ville like the Boulevard Gambetta, then you will find a range of very friendly little cafes.

    As they are more informal here, they don't mind you nipping off to a local boulangerie to buy some croissants or whatever, and then eating them in the cafe with your coffee.

    I would especially recommend the Cafe de l'city on the Bd Gambetta - the owner was friendly and proud to point out the delights of his city despite an almost complete lack of english.

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    La Piazzetta: Real deal pizza

    by Blizzle Written Mar 14, 2012

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    We only ordered the pizza. It was magnifique. I am not quite sure how they get their tomatoes so tasty, but they they were the best. We ordered three pizzas for three people;one too many. I made pizzas for over 10years and this was the best single bite of pizza I have ever eaten. The decor and ambience was very modern and fairly masculine. I found the prices very fair, about 10eu for a pizza.

    Favorite Dish: La Dolce Vita. Oil, garlic, tomatoes, and prosciutto....heaven.

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    Le Resto: Don't miss this great restaurant downtown

    by LRADZIO Written May 15, 2008

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    This restaurant of French Cuisine is very refined. It has surprised me by the smoothness and the originality of its dishes. All the products are fresh and come from the market.

    Favorite Dish: try the menu of the day and for dessert "le moelleux au chocolat"

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    Le Resto: Don't miss this great restaurant downtown

    by LRADZIO Written May 15, 2008

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    This restaurant of French Cuisine is very refined. It has surprised me by the smoothness and the originality of its dishes. All the products are fresh and come from the market.

    Favorite Dish: try the menu of the day and for dessert "le moelleux au chocolat"

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    Flunch: Flunch , self service...

    by Mr_Furious Updated Apr 20, 2003

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    Flunch , self service cafeteria
    This restaurant chain that can be found in almost every French city offers you reasonably good food at unbeatable prices (for France).
    Sandwich with soda: 3 euro
    all you can eat paella: 6,5 euro (special promotion)

    Favorite Dish: sandwich, all you can eat paella

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    hmmm....that's a tough choice,...

    by snapdragon76 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    hmmm....that's a tough choice, there's the restaurant atop the glass bibliotheque but that can be a little pricy...stroll into the main shopping area in town for more reasonable prices and you are sure to stumble on a little hole in the wall that sells steak-frites for a mere 6 francs...mmm.

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