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34 rue de la republique, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Go for the Bresse chicken

A small, family run restaurant the specialising on local dishes, with great ambiance. The ingredients were very good, the food was very good and the service was warm and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2015
barry s
Brussels, Belgium
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Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Bressan is a small restaurant with a very nice atmosphere. The food was delicious and the service good. This place is also "very French", hence a good place for someone who wants to experience a French cuisine. Overall, a pleasant experience which I highly recommend.

Thank Kjartan M
blue ridge mountains
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215 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant dinner here on a Sunday night. It quickly filled up, so we were happy that we’d made reservations well in advance. They kindly offered aperitifs of blanc de blanc & griotte (or other flavors) at a very affordable price, so we enjoyed them. We really enjoyed their 4-course menu of foie gras de volaille, poulet... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

A small, family run restaurant the specialising on local dishes, with great ambiance. The ingredients were very good, the food was very good and the service was warm and friendly.

1 Thank barry s
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We arrived at 7:30 on a random walk by..it quickly filled up with locals. The starter was superb. Campagnard is a wonderful buffet style range of hors d'oeuvres. Fantastic balance of textures and flavours. Main was disappointing for me..I had the chicken..it was tough as hell..Ifor you found this chicken in a prison yard he'd be top cock for sure.... More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

The town is famous for its chicken so when you are here you feel you have to try it. So to Le Bressan we went hoping for the best. We had a good evening, the staff were friendly, the ambiance was pleasant, it was busy and so all seemed good. I had the Poulet Bresse Roti and my other half... More 

Thank Solongfarewell
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

To be fair, we both had bresse chicken so the rating is not based on a wide choice. Fairly bland, rich dish lacking in flavour, colour, texture and... well lacking everything. Quit nice ambience and pleasant staff. And, on positive side, it was open which was more than most restaurants here in the evening.

Thank Teejay12391
St Albans
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99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Having stopped in Bourg en Bresse a couple of times we decided to look for somewhere new to eat. Had a look on TA and went armed with various choices. Looked at several options, settled for this one and we weren't disappointed. Inside the place is lovely full of bric a brac - a real old fashioned feel to it.... More 

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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This was our second visit to Le Bressan. On both occasions we thoroughly enjoyed our meals, choosing variants of Poulet de Bresse. Other meals are available, but when in Bourg-en-Bresse....! The restaurant is intimate, the service was helpful and warm. All in all our experience was excellent, and we will return if staying in the area.

1 Thank Jonathan L
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

We stopped in this town on our way to the Alps for our first ever skiing holiday. I insisted on a break from a motorway stop. We went for this restaurant as it was the only one in our DK guide and as always their recommendation was tops even though the restaurant was nowhere near the top of tripadvisor reviews.... More 

4 Thank WendyWindow
The Hague, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

we stopped on a long drive through France for a quick dinner and were very positively surprised - very relaxed and quiet atmosphere with lots of local guests - even that the restaurant was almost filled to the last place, very - very - nice food and an astonishingly low price. You got to try this one.

1 Thank S_Elser

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 rue de la republique, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Ain  >  Bourg-en-Bresse
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  • Cuisine: French


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