Responses to CeeDee's Review

Respond to Review of Terre de Saveurs
by CeeDee

Review: I was very excited to be able to eat at a restaurant in Avignon that supposedly catered to vegetarians despite the restaurant being "mixed." That the restaurant was only open for three hours concerned me, so we made sure to get to the place in plenty of time before closing. When we arrived at 2:08pm we were told that we could order dessert but that the kitchen would not serve us anything else. We were told to come back tomorrow. In my broken French I explained that we made a special trip, were only in Avignon one day, but we were turned away despite this. Warning, this restaurant is only open from 12 until 2 if you would like a meal. Fortunately, we wandered up the street looking for food in Avignon and came upon a delightful restaurant called Zocalo where the service was great and it catered to vegetarians and vegans. Please see the review!


Posted by Kathe on Saturday, April 6, 2013
I can absolutely understand the disappointment, but as far as I know it is quite common in French restaurants that you have to arrive around 1 pm in order to be served.
Posted by KarynGeffriaud on Monday, June 9, 2014
Kathe is correct. Restaurants in France only open certain hours, unlike in the U.S. where they are pretty much open all day. For dinner most places won't open before 7pm and even then there are no French people eating that early. As all French people have to be back to work by 2pm the restaurants don't stay open past then. It just requires planning when traveling and eating abroad. Sorry you were not more pleased.
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