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5, Place D'Armes, 33390 Blaye, France
05 57 42 17 10
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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent inside in the restaurant, mediocre on the square outside

We've eaten here two or three times in the last few months. Outside the front on the public square is not so good, though the food was fine when we visited - on a very hot day. The waiter helped move the table, chairs and sunshades around for us, but service wasn't quick. A menu du jour was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2014
Rhys_Jean
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Pons, France
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Pons, France
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We've eaten here two or three times in the last few months. Outside the front on the public square is not so good, though the food was fine when we visited - on a very hot day. The waiter helped move the table, chairs and sunshades around for us, but service wasn't quick. A menu du jour was available at... More 

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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Yes, we ate eel. It is the area's specialty, and while quite pricy, had to be eaten at least once. And where better than at the Citadelle, with its view over the estuary? The lamprey had been cooked in a broth, and the bones had been removed, making eating it very easy (as long as you didn't think about what... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The BEST duck ever , very good ratatoille, good wine, the waiter try yo make jokes but is kind of hard for the lenguage, but is a very good food and a beatiful place

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Poor service. Terrible wine. Nice view. Not to expensive. Food not so great either. Sunset. Restaurant

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Went for a meal and took 20mins just to be noticed. After placing the order (in French) nothing happened. During our wait we witnessed 4 serving staff bringing out food, not knowing who ordered it and taking it back in. Then wandering around with food asking patrons if they ordered it. Mind you certain patrons (maybe regulars) had full attention... More 

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Bordeaux, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This restaurant is one that I have used in the past but we went a la carte this weekend. Superb! The food was perfect and perfectly presented and of high quality. The wine list is superb also and overall the meal was faultless. We dined inside due to hot sun but the terrace is where we would ordinarily prefer. The... More 

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Norwich UK
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329 reviews 329 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Overall a lazy effort, dare I say cynical - we had the €28 lunch menu - there is another for €18, which didn't sound very appetising but which most customers chose - but it was poor value and unexciting food. It's so boring having the same sauces and side vegetables appearing on both entrees and main dish when it's a... More 

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Manila
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had very poor service- we don't speak much French, but a waitress stared at us as we tried our best to indicate and say we wanted a carafe of water for the table, unwilling to help out. The food took quite a long time to come and the meals were not a good value at all. The food was... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The view is great from the restaurant, but that's it, and expect to empty your pockets to see it! I agree with all the other reviewers, stay away from this restaurant and enjoy the view from a bench - and it's for free!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, Place D'Armes, 33390 Blaye, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Blaye
  • Phone Number: 05 57 42 17 10

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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