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Cafe Lavinal

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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    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
very disappointing

After a uninspiring visit to Pauillac which turns out to be pretty much a ghost town with nothing going for it other than its reputation for fine wine we thought that after an informative tour of Lynch Bages cellars we would treat ourselves to lunch in Cafe Lavinal which is part of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
sunseekerCoDurham
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After a uninspiring visit to Pauillac which turns out to be pretty much a ghost town with nothing going for it other than its reputation for fine wine we thought that after an informative tour of Lynch Bages cellars we would treat ourselves to lunch in Cafe Lavinal which is part of the complex. What a disappointment, - I went... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Shocked by the rpevious reviews of bad service. As a family with a toddler daughter we were so well looked after here. It's not always easy eating out with a young child but the waitresses were fantastic, bring our daughter some toys to play with and constantly coming to entertain her. The food was good, not the best I've had... More 

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Roseland, New Jersey
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327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 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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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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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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Additional Information about Cafe Lavinal

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

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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?