Provence, Capestang, Herault, Languedoc
Comments of October 2004, June 2008, June 2011 (Viewer comment!)
Restaurant Find of the Month (April 2002).
(2016 - there have been some bad as well as good reports about this restaurant)
Provence - is an intimate restaurant - with back terrace
At the center of the pretty Canal
du Midi village of Capestang is Le Provence, a fine restaurant perfect
all tastes and pockets. Service is friendly, the food generous, with great
pizzas (evening) as well as gourmand dining. Well liked by locals and
alike the restaurant is popular - so to make sure of a table make a reservation. For the well fed the benches in the central square, under the watchful
towers of the beautiful fortress church are within easy access for easing
pleasures of dining. Le Provence, Capestang is 30 minutes drive from Narbonne
and Beziers, and 90 minutes from Montpellier.
two years later in 2004 I found the establishment under new ownership
and if anything the
food and service better - the back terrace much more enjoyable and pretty
too! - A great place for lunch!
However June 20 2008 - this email comment was received from a reader:
On reading the recommendation for this restaurant on your web site we had
dinner there. One of our party had soup which looked and smelt like it had been dredged out of the Canal du Midi several hot summers ago ....... we won't be back!!
(J.B. - UK)
But then June 27 2011 - this email comment was received from a reader:
Having just dined at Le Provence last week, I feel it necessary to respond to the comment about the fish soup. Like the butcher who uses every part of the pig but the squeal, French fish soup stock is heavy, utilizes shellfish shells and such, and is…well…thoroughly fishy. It’s not for the timid. My wife has been ordering their fish soup every year for six or seven years, recommended it to her friends, and they love it, too. Judged by what is called fish soup in Anglo countries, it’s not what you might call ‘refined’. But then, it’s not supposed to be. (I. Faro USA)
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map showing location of Capestang