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Le Grand Cafe

Place Napoleon Bonaparte 33, Fontainebleau, France
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Ranked #61 of 95 Restaurants in Fontainebleau
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
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English first
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200 reviews 200 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

In a pleasant little square a few hundred meters from the Chateau and the busiest of the restaurants in this location (which is usually a good sign)but the menu was a selection of fairly average "proteins in a sauce with veg". Great welcome from the head waiter but after that the service was not fantastic. I would look for something... More

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Cotswolds
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69 reviews 69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The Grand Cafe is sandwiched in between two others - seemingly as good (probably not) but I suspect leeching off the success of the GF. Check out the different seats to work out within in which cafe you have landed. Le Grand Cafe is different - it offers classic French food and does it well. The service was 'french' but... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

we stopped for lunch here after going around the chateau it was a great and scenic location, excellent service, nice food, reasonable prices, would recommend to anyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great location and well shaded, good atmosphere but was quite smoky. Service was lousy, food was average but I guess the location justified the expense. A typical tourist trap in my opinion.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We only went here to have coffee and to taste their little cakes. They had "Grande cafe" on their menu (a big coffee), which was very "grande" according to the waiter... Seems that these size of coffee are normal size for us! :) In Fontainebleau the size for a 'normal' coffee is for us a size for an espresso! Just... More

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Paris, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This is a good traditional french restaurant close to Chateau de Fontainebleau. Good service, and very good ambiance.

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france and spain
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143 reviews 143 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We arrived in Fontainebleau hungry but it was 3.30 p.m. I had a fabulous plate of well kept cheeses and small salad and crusty bread - the kitchen had closed and the waitress said that they would make up a plate for me (I am not used to French people being so accommodating) and I loved it. My husband's lemon... More

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Hasselt, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

we enjoyed our luch so good that we went back for dinner. Quick and good service, we recomment the oysters, foi gras and kidneys. Good winelist without any extravaganza.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

stopped for some Lunch the service was very good and the food was to a good standard it was a Sunday Lunch. so the Cafe was very busy but was very well run and so the service was very good indeed and the food wonderful I would say a visit is a must..

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

This was one of those steet cafes that we thought was quaint and in my view better than l'oval next door! Good -fresh ingredients -more inventive salad menu - fab desert selection-the whole board full of choices -outdoor seating is plentiful Bad -i am biased against French service culture and here was no different-although i have to say that don't... More

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