Reviewed by Fiona, 2015
Hôtel-bar-restaurant with spacious, wisteria-covered terrace in the heart of Arles-sur-Tech, Les Glycines is a family affair, run by newcomers Thierry Genot, his charming wife, Patricia & their son.
Lunchtime offers a great value-for-money set menu (Mon-Fri only) at just 13,50€ for 2 courses or 15,00€ for three.
I started with a fresh and copious Taboulé followed by a delicious Merlu au beurre (which tasted just like sole) and came with a pot of split peas & lentils and tiny jacket potatoes – my favourite. The lemon meringue pie that followed is to die for!
Their à la carte menu includes a handful of cold starters, fish & meat dishes, tapas and desserts, plus very copious Grandes Salades, including a particularly tempting chicken curry one!
A platter of cold meat & cheese and another with anchovies & peppers, as well as a selection of tapas are served all day long, if you stop by outside of lunchtime and fancy a bite, or just a cold beer, a coffee or an ice-cream.
You just might like to try Guignolet – an old apéritif that you rarely see on the menu these days I am told. Cherry-based and served on the rocks, surprisingly unsweet – it’s quite delicious!
7 rue du Jeu de Paume
04 68 39 10 09