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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, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Stuart G
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We have been coming to the restaurant for several years and quite literally, every visit has been excellent. The people obviously care about what they do and it has been interesting to see the place develop over the years. The best steak we have had in South West France. When you plate arrives, your first bite is always one of... More 

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have just spent two weeks in Carcassonne, and had some good food. We tend to go with the rough guide, ( where it is not mentioned!). On our last evening we thought we'd try La Grand Bouffe, one of the laces recommended by the owners of our gite. Well, what an experience! We had a delightful welcome and as... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I've been here several times now. We even go out of our way to stay in Carcassonne over night if we're in that part of France just so that we can visit this restaurant. It's one of my favourite restaurants in the world as I'm a big meat-eater and the food is fantastic. Don't expect anything fancy but if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were staying in Carcassonne, and felt like a good steak so I checked with Trip Advisor and found a review for La Grande Bouffe; the reviewer said was the best steak he had had in France. So we went. The place more than lived up to its reputation and my wife unequivocally stated it was the best steak she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Just down from the Pont Marengo in Carcassonne is this great restaurant, family run, clean pleasant and welcoming. Overlooking the Canal du Midi it offers great starters but the best of the menu is the steaks, brilliant selection of wines. No more need be said. Bon appetite !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Really friendly service, relaxed atmosphere, not a huge menu but the chargrilled meat was excellent.

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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: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill

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