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L'Ovale

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Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Brasserie
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3 rue de France, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
+33 1 60 72 28 53
Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious French Fish and Chips

We have been hungry for the great fish and chips in England, but here we are in France. So when we saw this gastropub with fish and chips on the menu we decided to take a chance. What a surprise. Unlike the battered fish you get in England, which can often be heavy, we were presented with 2... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Angeletti
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Arcadia, California
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The food was ok, but the service was suuper slow. For a group of 15 people we waited for food for almost 2 hours. The L'Empereur salad is very fat with ham and and duck ham. Was not a good choice.

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Arcadia, California
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We have been hungry for the great fish and chips in England, but here we are in France. So when we saw this gastropub with fish and chips on the menu we decided to take a chance. What a surprise. Unlike the battered fish you get in England, which can often be heavy, we were presented with 2 large pieces... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were a family of five looking for a nice French restaurant - we took a chance on L'Ovale and were not disappointed. Good French food, plenty of it and desserts to die for. Friendly staff who made sure we were well fed and the kids looked after. After a month of travel probably one of the best restaurants we... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

had a great night at the restaurant, especially due to the fantastic service from the people there. Had a starter with different local meat and cheese. Fantastic. The main was more ordinary. High score because great staff.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I was very surprised to see some bad reviews, but i believe the restaurant is under new management. I am a regular visitor to France and have to say my experience at L'Ovale was superb. the service was quick, the staff very friendly and the food was delicious. So no complaints from me and will certainly return.

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Budapest
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

First time I was waiting for 15 mins, the waiters was smiling while passing by my table, but no one came to me with the menu card. I left the place. Second time the same, after 20 minutes I get the card but they did not came back to ask what I would order. I left the place after 35... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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9 reviews 9 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'm in France for a short trip and visited Fontainebleau. I met my friend there for lunch and it was the first time in France that I had a meal outside (versus cooking for myself in my flat). The restaurant was easy to find, located near the cinema (L'Ermitage), chateau and next to the carousel. When we arrived at 12.15... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

We arrived here with high expectations given the positive reviews, but despite good service, the meals were almost inedible - especially the steak which was stringy and chewy (mostly fat and sinew). If it was a $5 pub steak you would have been disappointed - at more than five times that price we felt robbed. No idea how they are... More 

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Lewes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Note; 2/5 is in reference to expectations and price. Also, we ate at dinner, not lunch. I will be objective. Restaurant reasonably busy but not turning people away by any means. I had cote de veaux, girlfriend had duck in ginger. Portions were both on the small size (duck could not have been more than 80g) padded with quite a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

We dived in for a late lunch as other places wee closing at 2 pm.. I suspected this would be a tourist trap as its right outside the chateau. We were served promptly. Minuty rose and a range of croquet, Monsieur / madam and Chèvre. €8-9 each. They were delicious!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 rue de France, 77300 Fontainebleau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Seine-et-Marne  >  Fontainebleau
  • Phone Number: +33 1 60 72 28 53

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 67
  • Cuisine: Grill, Pub, Gastropub, Brasserie
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?