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Rue Desquet, 33250 Bordeaux, France
330 5 57 75 00 09
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8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Disappointing

We are very high on Cordiiellan Bages, its restaurant, Lynch Bages, and the charm of what they have created in the tiny village of Bages adjacent to both, with its Boulangerie, Boucherie, and Wine Shop. Lavinal is a spiffy modern bistro, kind of like a Disney version of a French Bistro though... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
Conseiller99
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Roseland, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Roseland, New Jersey
Top Contributor
414 reviews 414 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
238 helpful votes 238 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We are very high on Cordiiellan Bages, its restaurant, Lynch Bages, and the charm of what they have created in the tiny village of Bages adjacent to both, with its Boulangerie, Boucherie, and Wine Shop. Lavinal is a spiffy modern bistro, kind of like a Disney version of a French Bistro though, perhaps intensified by the constant playing of American... More 

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novara
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

If you look for good food and excellent wind in a simple place, café lavinal is a perfect solution. The only trouble was to find it ... But when we did, we enjoyed it

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went there on a Sunday for lunch, after the cafe has been recommended to us by our hotel. They clearly had plenty of tables left, but before we could say something we were greeted with the rudest tone by the waiter who told us, as we hadn't made a reservation, they were 'complet'/sold out and sent us away with... More 

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Singapore
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

beautiful corner of a quiet area. Nice lunch. Just service a bit slow although not many customers. Choco dome dessert is yummy. Overall good place to have lunch with friends

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Naples, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In a beautiful location, Cafe Lavinal is one of our favorite spots when in Pauillac and we have been dining here since 2006. Kudos to M. Cazes for restoring this lovely corner of Bages village which includes the cafe. Fresh, well-prepared French bistro cuisine pairs with their nicely priced wine list featuring some great local value wines. We enjoyed two... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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249 reviews 249 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We had a booking for 10 and were shown to a large table in an annex. Waiters seemed very busy that day and didn't provide us with any water or bread as we waited for them to take our orders. We approached them every so often to remind them that we were waiting for service but each time we were... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Good service, excellent food. If visiting Lynch-Bages this restaurant is a must. Owned by Lynch-Bages this is a great spot to stop after your tour.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

So agree with other traveler's comment, food quality and the view there is good. But the service there is BAD! I am from Hong Kong and do not know how to speak French. I need to wait for one English speaking waitress to help and place orders. That English speaking waitress is nice but she is really busy. The other... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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144 reviews 144 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had breakfast there and the service was borderline acceptable with one man running the place and doing the service. Food selection for breakfast was limited and not particularly tasty. At 9 am he was running low on croissant and hot beverages were served unstirred (e.g. hot chocolate). I would add that he was talking on the phone and/or arranging... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The Staff !!!! I cant help feeling that it was because we were English! I know it sounds controversial but we were a party of four and all came to the same conclusion. We were sitting inside and had a good view of the restaurant the waiters were very pleasant to the other diners who were clearly French as we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue Desquet, 33250 Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: 330 5 57 75 00 09

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?