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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
nothing special

The location is perfect and the restaurant has a nice terrasse. However, the food is not good at all. Perfect for a coffee or a snack.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Melodie S
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is perfect and the restaurant has a nice terrasse. However, the food is not good at all. Perfect for a coffee or a snack.

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Thank Melodie S
Port Angeles, WA
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had the chicken caesar salad and my husband had the lamb chops. they were delicious. I would recommend it to anyone who was going to be in the area.

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Thank peetnpa
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Stopped their for lunch and asked for a glass of Lynch Bage obviously and the waiter asked if we wanted a 2 cc, 6cc or 12cc glass ? Usually in every restaurant a glass is 12cc so we opted for the 12cc....not knowing what the price was going to be; they charged us 37 euro for each glass, so together... More 

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Thank Lesotlylaisse
west midlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

beautiful food and wine and good value for money. get a table outside as its a very pretty little square. only thing that let it down was quite slow service however the restaurant was full and we were not in a rush so didnt really affect us.

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1 Thank missholiday123
Germany
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our tour guide at Chateau Mouton Rothschild. We arrived early in their lunch service and were promptly taken care of. The service was good to average I would say. I got the Lavinal Burger which was well prepared and tasty. The restaurant was very clean and well designed with a classy atmosphere. Wine selection... More 

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Thank Zapindeu
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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1 Thank sunseekerCoDurham
United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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Thank Carly P
Roseland, New Jersey
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529 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 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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Thank Conseiller99
novara
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank nerio-elena
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
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