Auberge de la Loube

"Buoux is a tiny hamlet in the middle of the Luberon range, reached by a thrilling drive through steep-sided, hairpin bends in between Bonnieux, Sivergues and Apt. The Auberge de la Loube is idyllic year-round. In the summer there is the terrace with great views, in the winter you sit inside with a big open fireplace. It is a rustic, charming old inn. The Auberge de la Loube is famous for its Provencal hors d'oeuvres: your table gets a tray groaning with small ramekins full of local specialties: aubergine caviar, aioli, braised artichokes, brandade of cod, olives, hummus, olive tapenade, quail eggs, caramelized onions, etc.After that, the lamb is superb, however it's cooked."

PDP
"This is not haute cuisine, but it is some of the best regional cuisine in the territory. We had our wedding rehearsal dinner there. The owner is gracious and serves wonderful seasonal dishes. It has not budged in quality for years and children are comfortable at this establishment in a very beautiful valley. Stay at the lavender farm next door so you don't have to negotiate the many curves on the way home!"

Amy Phelps, 2008
"What a lovely restaurant - the hors d'oeuvres platter is a speciality and simply spectacular in its range of flavours. The staff are very nice and the owner was absolutely charming - their English isn't great but they were very patient with our limited French! We ate there twice, the second time for Sunday lunch and can't wait to go back there during our next holiday in 2011!"

Jeremy, 2010
"We ended up with the "groaning" plate of traditional local items and the earlier visitor's description was right on target. Plentiful and fantastic. Even the little ones had something they liked. One daughter ordered the lamb and, it too, was deemed "delicious". We asked about dessert and were told, "It is a surprise." It turned out to be a selection of several different types of dessert including an apple tart, sorbet and fresh strawberries, a crisp cookie and shavings of chocolate in a cream. The setting is simple and charming. A wonderful recommendation and we would agree that it shouldn't be missed."

Edith Hill, USA - 2010
"We stopped here some ten years ago after reading about the cooking in Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence. It was Sunday lunch and the restaurant was packed mostly with local families. Still, they made room for the two hungry Americans and we feasted well, starting with the ramekins of tasty starters for which the restaurant is famous.We returned in October 2011 with our little daughter and two friends - this time with a reservation. It was easily one of our best meals of the trip. The setting, hospitality, wine and of course, food were all spectacular. The 24 ramekins filled with goodies were as yummy as I remembered. Followed by flawlessly cooked duck, chicken and rabbit, then cheese, then apple tarts with raspberries. The Auberge de la Loube is perfect and well worth the drive to the little hamlet of Buoux.

We returned in October 2011 with our little daughter and two friends - this time with a reservation. It was easily one of our best meals of the trip. The setting, hospitality, wine and of course, food were all spectacular. The 24 ramekins filled with goodies were as yummy as I remembered. Followed by flawlessly cooked duck, chicken and rabbit, then cheese, then apple tarts with raspberries. The Auberge de la Loube is perfect and well worth the drive to the little hamlet of Buoux."

Peter Pappas - 2011
"We visited the Auberge de la Loube in Buoux begining of July 2012. The setting is fantastic and the village of Buoux well worth a visit. We had the tray of starters but were quite disapointed. It wasn't very special and felt like they have done it for your years and they don't make much effort anymore. One of the little pots just contained thuna from a can..The desert was very nice.."

Claudia Batschari, South Africa - 2012
Auberge de la Loube
Quartier la Loube
Buoux
04 90 74 19 58
Closed Wednesday, Thursday, January

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