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Cafe Lavinal

Rue Desquet, 33250 Bordeaux, France
330 5 57 75 00 09
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Ranked #509 of 1,531 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Cuisines: French
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Carlisle, Massachusetts
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87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Technically, we did not eat here. We arrived before the lunch time was over but were told it was too late. However, they said, we could buy something at the shop across the square and bring it here and then order something to drink. We did this and let them know we had returned. We waited and waited. we watched... More

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