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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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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 220
    Excellent
  • 131
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
This place will pick you up when you're down

My wife and I had just spent a tense couple of hours sorting out a travel arrangements snafu. Hoping for a good meal at a relaxing sort of place, we took a chance and came here without a reservation. We were seated immediately and found the service friendly, the setting comfortable and the food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
devlin52
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St. Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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371 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
St. Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had just spent a tense couple of hours sorting out a travel arrangements snafu. Hoping for a good meal at a relaxing sort of place, we took a chance and came here without a reservation. We were seated immediately and found the service friendly, the setting comfortable and the food delicious. We both had the three-course... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

As the other reviews have stated the service was incredible, our waitress helped us greatly as we do not speak French. My girlfriend and I both got the 3 course dinner and each course was delicious and came quickly in succession. Its a very small restaurant but the atmosphere was cozy, and it was not too loud. Our total with... More 

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Berlin, Germany
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a very popular restaurant at the entrance to the Vaugueux dining area. It is usually packed so best to book. Quite cramped and lively, but that is a good part of the attraction. Mainly French people but also popular with tourists and friendly waiting staff will help with the menu if required. This has a Michelin Bibendum rating... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This was a fabulous experience. The owner spoke english and explained the menu. The restaurant was quaint, charming with a welcoming atmosphere. The food...well..left us speechless!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Have eaten here several times over last few years. Small, intimate and friendly place. Great food efficiently served. On Saturdays they have 2 sittings 7.30 and 9.30pm. Food is all home made with creative twists on some familiar dishes

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Last night in Caen and looking for somewhere authentically French. Literally fell over this place and at 7.15pm it was dead. Took the plunge and were seated right next to the only other couple in an empty yet small and cosy French bistro. We figured they were either mad or very confident. Within 30 mins the place was packed. They... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This restaurant is one of the classics.... and what amazes me more than anything is how such dishes are created in one of the smallest kitchens ever... There are a choice of menus one with a cheese and desert course and the other with desert or chesse. Our party of 8 sat in the round table in an alcove and... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Recently stayed in Caen and found here by accident. Fantastic menu, great food and wine and really helpful and friendly staff. Highly recommended

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We just loved this restaurant. The waitress was wonderful and helped us when our French failed. The three courses we each had were all excellent including three out of the four types of Normandy cheese. I wish there was a place like this where I live.

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was the first best restaurant that we ate in during our four day stay in Caen. We arrived at the restaurant without a reservation and was informed that if we came back in half an hour then we could have a table. Sure enough, when we returned our table was ready. It is a small, cosy and buzzy restaurant... More 

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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 23 - 36
  • Cuisine: French, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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?