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La Grande Bouffe

40, Route Minervoise, 11000 Carcassonne, France
04 68 71 32 87
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Ranked #36 of 263 Restaurants in Carcassonne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $27
Cuisines: Grill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We booked a table for 14 and turned up half an hour later. The restaurant was quiet and the service a bit laid back but when the food came it was really very good. It is a family affair with dad cooking up a storm on the wood fired grill and mum (with a bit if occasional help from her... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is only 2 minutes walk off the main streets and was a great meal. It is well deserving of the positive comments in other reviews, the steaks were sublime in quality and in the way they were cooked. Great to see the chef at work and the large coal fire on which he cooks really warms the dining area.... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Visited Carcassonne for a week last year, and ate at a few nice places, but whilst waiting for a flight yesterday, we popped in to La Grande Bouffe and had really our best meal in town. The steak and brochette were incredible, plus a lovely family atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We walked in feeling like guests in somebody's home. Seated quickly, we ordered a variety of items for our group. Every person fell silent as they enjoyed gorgeous steaks and sumptuous prawns. Even my two year old daughter lost the power of speech while she worked through her dinner. Go there, sit back, enjoy!

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Frankfurt, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Tried this place on our first night in Carcassonne. The owners were very accommodating as it was late when we dined. However, not once did we feel rushed. I had the brochettes and the meat melted in your mouth. We returned two nights later and the quality was still excellent and we weren't disappointed. The meat and jacket potato were... More

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Very quiet on a Monday evening, we chose from the €20 set menu. Excellent salads, tasty mains and good afters. I understand why other reviewers have commented on the service, I could see that it may get very erratic when the place gets busy but we have no complaints. Would definitely go back.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We were recommended to visit this restaurant by a fellow boater on the Canal du Mid, and we were not disappointed. Having eaten in some very exclusive places around the world I can honest say this was up there with the best for quality, the menu is very simple but that's all you need in this place, no frills dining!... More

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Villereal, France
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Saw the reviews, so gave it a try on our final night. We were greeted, sorry met, by the waitress and ushered, sorry pointed to our table. When we were presented with the menus, I ordered kirs for us both and then the waiting commenced! My wife choked on her kir when she opened the menu and saw the price... More

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London, United Kingdom
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50 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went here based on reviews. My husband and I went for different cuts and asked for medium rare. Both were perfectly cooked. Lovely cuts of meat and well rested. Go well with the accompanying jacket potato. Quite expensive but good quality. Service is very slow and it took about 20 minutes to get our wine after ordering it. Would recommend... More

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teford
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a Steak. melt in your mouth have been to Carcassonne many times but never dined at this restaurant. it has been recommended on various occasions though. the service was fantastic, and the quality of the food was way beyond the cost of the meal. you can watch the steak being cooked which adds to the theatre of the experience.... More

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