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

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  • 229
    Excellent
  • 136
    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
Old school charm

I'm not an expert on this sort of thing but this seems to be an ideal, traditional restaurant with high quality regional cuisine. If you want a better people-watching venue then go to the restaurants over the road in the Rue du Vaugueux. But if you want delicious, hearty food and very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
AnnaLemmy
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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385 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I'm not an expert on this sort of thing but this seems to be an ideal, traditional restaurant with high quality regional cuisine. If you want a better people-watching venue then go to the restaurants over the road in the Rue du Vaugueux. But if you want delicious, hearty food and very friendly, efficient service then come here. We had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, with fresh food, fair price. The service was very nice, even for a very late shift just for (10 people group) A lace to go in Caen !

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leamington spa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A great little restaurant with excellent food and wine.Corinne the manager is very helpful and speaks excellent english.would highly recommend to anyone who is in caen for the night

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St. Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?