Grand Cafe de la Sorgue is just on the riverbank, making it perfect place to enjoy a lazy lunch. Naturally, all the good seats right next to the river were taken so we had to sit a little further away.
I took the nicoise salad (12 euros) which came in an interesting form. It was a huge plate of white shreds of fish with fresh orange slices and lettuce. I didn’t know what the fish was, but the texture was quite similar to the sting-ray which I liked. Seasoning was simple with lemon juice, pepper, salt and oil, but the most crucial seasoning was too little – the salt. By now, I was kinda missing home food and I thought it would have been perfect if the fish was steamed with soy sauce, or Teow Cheow style, or ikan bakar style with balacan.
Gary’s fish and chips was also a bit peculiar. The fish came in the form of nuggets and it was the same fish that was in my salad. The nuggets were aptly fried till golden and crisp but the fish was again had too little seasoning. Luckily, ketchup was available to add some flavor.
Overall, Cafe Grand La Sorgue was a nice place to eat with lovely tables by the river. The waiters were friendly and service was prompt. The fish used was fresh with a good texture, but you just need to adjust the taste a bit on your own (more salt, tomato sauce, etc) as minimal seasoning was used.
Grand Cafe De La Sorgue website
Address: Place de la Liberte, 84800 L’Isle Sur La Sorgue, France
Tel: 04 9038 0145