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La Grande Bouffe

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40, Route Minervoise, 11000, Carcassonne, France
04 68 71 32 87
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a visit if you are not in a hurry.

Spotted the restaurant when on boat trip on canal. Despite mixed reviews here decided worth a visit so booked a table for 8. Arrived a bit early and given a choice of tables in room with wood fire so picked table near window. After 10 minutes brought menu, both had the 34€. 10 minutes later had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Number34
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Small family run restaurant, situated right by the side of the canal du midi. Not the cheapest, but the food is all cooked fresh to order in front of the guests over an open wood/charcoal fire. A three course set menu is available for €30, or there is a choice from the a la carte. The locally sourced meat was... More 

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Thank Reynards42
Bayside, New York
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This gem of a family run restaurant is tucked away in Carcassonne France and worth a trip from Barcelona!! Husband and wife deliver a first class experience in an intimate environment that speaks to the authenticity that is often missing from fine dining. We arrived at 8pm and were seated at a front table near the wood burning fire where... More 

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Thank MJP16
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

All our food was so tasty and cooked to perfection. You need to love meat. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. return!

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Thank suziemudge
Hobart, Tasmania
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

A group of 6 wine and food loving friends, we read of LGB on Tripadvisor on arriving in Carcassonne via the Canal du Midi. The positive reviews and the restaurant's close proximity to our mooring made it a mandatory destination for lunch. It was a wise choice. Our hosts were charming and friendly; the steaks absolutely superb. The quality of... More 

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Thank winesmith
Reading, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Spotted the restaurant when on boat trip on canal. Despite mixed reviews here decided worth a visit so booked a table for 8. Arrived a bit early and given a choice of tables in room with wood fire so picked table near window. After 10 minutes brought menu, both had the 34€. 10 minutes later had the Kirs, water and... More 

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Thank Number34
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

What a find. This husband and wife run restaurant is very french with fantastic food. It's only slow because they take their time to do everything perfectly.

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Thank Keen4wine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

And I've been to many places that would claim to serve the best steaks. Understated cuisine, simple and repeatable. Found this place on the last night at Cacassonne - beside the Canal de Midi. Well-sourced meat, trimmed and cooked in front of you on the embers of an open wood fire. Not too much flexibility on the menu (no chips... More 

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Thank Iain M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

I had the €30 menu with 50cl of red wine. The restaurant opened at 7:30 but I was let in at 7:20. The waitress was still putting out knives and forks. Why? The starter of salad au chevre chaud was good and full of flavour, the main of steak (faux filet) perfectly cooked and the mousse au chocolat was fine... More 

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Koblenz, Germany
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I can hardly add anything to other reviews. Our party of 8 had salmon, entrecôte, duck, lamb and faux-filet. Everything from entrée (gizzards are tasty!) to dessert were superb. It was fun being toasted by the fire and watching the cook labour skilfully with the meat and fish. Don't come if you're in a hurry or if you want to... More 

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Thank BCO49
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Best meal we had during our week long stay in Carcassonne! Fabulous steaks and other meats cooked in an open fire in the main dining area. The baked potatoes served with the main meals were gorgeous and our starter salad was divine. Very friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely return!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40, Route Minervoise, 11000, Carcassonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Carcassonne
  • Phone Number: 04 68 71 32 87

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 27
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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