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Le Bouchon du Vaugueux

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$$$
French, Gastropub
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12, rue Graindorge, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 44 26 26
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 321
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  • 183
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 4
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Classic French Bistro Cooking

It was hard to fault this family run operation...menu on blackboards...a bit of English spoken but all looked good...service very good...food was classic French bistro style beautifully prepared & presented. It got busy with locals so might want to book in advance also they may be closed for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2015
BlueFlash
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High Wycombe, UK
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High Wycombe, UK
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71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

It was hard to fault this family run operation...menu on blackboards...a bit of English spoken but all looked good...service very good...food was classic French bistro style beautifully prepared & presented. It got busy with locals so might want to book in advance also they may be closed for the winter.

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Tomar, Portugal
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I we're lucky enough to have reserved a table at this lovely place our last night in Caen and suggest you do the same. Seldom can we say that a restaurant has all that we desire: great food, value for money, great staff in a cosy atmosphere but this place wins on all points. A varied menu... More 

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Hampshire
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

You need to book because this little restaurant gets very busy. Why? Because it serves great food with a friendly smile, professional service and a fair bill. Go there- you will not be disappointed, we just loved it! Many thanks- we will be back for sure.

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Lummi Island, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

They were able to fit our party of 7 in at the last minute on a Saturday evening and our meal was exceptionally good. The service was fantastic and the wine list filled with little gems that complimented their fare very well. Definitely a restaurant to seek out if you are traveling in or around Caen.

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Le Bouchon was recommended to us by visitors also at our B&B. It is small & friendly, with a daily blackboard menu. Best of all, it has great French food. Their 3 course dinner choice is excellent, varied and good value. We each tried different appetizers,mains, and desserts and of course sampled each other's choices!!! I would recommend a reservation... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We followed up Trip Advisor's ratings and were delighted. This very unassuming restaurant on a street corner near a pretty area proved to be a real winner. The carpaccio and the sea food starters were a pleasure, the wine really first class. The main courses were just right and the desserts excellent. Not cheap at nearly one hundred Euros for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Damn good food with excellent service for a reasonable price. Certainly one of the best restaurants I visited in France.

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Looking for a good place to eat before our return ferry from Caen, we chose Le Bouchon due to the excellent Trip Adviser reports and we were not disappointed. Aware that previous diners had noted the need to book we arrived early and just as well as we had the last table available at 7.20pm. Le Bouchon is very popular... More 

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Shawinigan, Canada
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

I went there with friends and we had some very good food. However, the day we went was a very hot day and we were sent to the back of the room even though we had reserved. The restaurant was full and the doors and windows were small so the air wouldn't really circulate. I would advise to take a... More 

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Caen
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

A small place, with restrictive opening hours, and an overun staff, but if you are willing to be patient and don't mind a bit of rudeness and disorganisation, if you like meat and regional cooking, it's just the ticket! Do reserve

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12, rue Graindorge, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 44 26 26

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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