The restaurants recommended in this blog have all been visited by me and my wife and often with friends. We have visited them at least once. I only recommend restaurants that have a quality that, in my opinion, makes them worth a visit.
Some are world class restaurants, some are very simple, but the food is always worth the price and the chefs have prepared it with pride and love of good food.
The food is essential for being mentioned here. Minor problems when it comes to service and other things are mentioned but does not disqualify them from being recommended.
We have also eaten in some restaurants in the area that do not leave any memories worth writing about.
Finally we have been to very few bad restaurants and have been badly serviced in a few.
These three categories are marked differently in List of Restaurants.
marks our special restaurants. On the map they are found by the red marks and in the search term list under coup de ceur

Sunday, June 8, 2014

LE VOILIER

LE VOILIER - La Marine, Bonifacio, Corsica

This restaurant is not reviewed entirely because we recommend it, but rather because it might be your choice if you are looking for something a bit better than the average in Bonifacio. It looks good and it is on the expensive side and pretend to be very posh. We got an expression that it is to this place you go to impress. The service is really too much and they address you with Sir in every other word. We are not used to that in continental France, were even a three star Guide Michelin restaurant has very relaxed service – and we do not feel comfortable with it.

From continental France we are used to that it is the same food or at least the same quality if you order a menu as if you order from the a la carte - maybe a little smaller portion sometimes – which is fine with us as we are small eaters. Therefore we ordered the menu and could not understand why the couple next to us ordered the same thing as a la carte.

My wife had a nice starter and I had fish soup that was not anything extra, something I had expected in a fish restaurant with this image. For main dish we both had turbot, which was a disappointment. We got small tail pieces which were overcooked and had a funny smell but no taste. The vegetables were however perfectly cooked and crispy. My wife’s cheese was good and my iles flottant with fresh fruit was very nice.

Quite a few things irritated us. They added 300% on the wine for just opening the bottle. They were less interested in us when we did not order the fresh fish or langouste they offered us. We thought it was a little too much to pay 80 euros per kilo for a fish that was just grilled. And as I said – we felt as they tried to sell us a used car.

Latest visit: May 2014
Number of visits: 1

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