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Le Grand Vatel

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8 Avenue Leon Brule, 37210 Vouvray, France
02 47 52 70 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Classical French cuisine

Visiting Vouvray for two days only we relied on our host to advise us regarding dining outside the house. We therefor landed in Le Grand Vatel which was presented to us by our host rather apologettically. It proofed without reason. Excellent classical French cooking. We had fried fishes from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Arnold V
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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London
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Like stepping back to another era. A dining room in a mothballed hotel. The food was good but very old style in outdated surroundings.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Visiting Vouvray for two days only we relied on our host to advise us regarding dining outside the house. We therefor landed in Le Grand Vatel which was presented to us by our host rather apologettically. It proofed without reason. Excellent classical French cooking. We had fried fishes from the Loire as a starter, followed by calf's tongue. For dessert... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were directed here by the most engaging man at a wine tasting room down the street around the corner. He called ahead to ensure we would be seated due to the late lunch hour and they happily seated our group of 4. We were thrilled with the whole experience. The dining room exudes French country fine dining charm with... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

We were recommend to here by owner of where we were staying who booked on our behalf. We arrived around 9pm and the waiter was not going to allow us in until we told him we had booked... He just could not be bothered... I was with my aunt and 9 year old son (who is used to eating in... More 

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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Delicious meal sitting on the terrace of this lovely restaurant. Can't fault the food, wine and service - all of it was first class - and thanks to Mick and Sue xx

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Sydney, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We ate here two nights we lived it so much.... The food is incredible tasting, traditional French flavours of local produce. They accommodated our daughter's wheat allergy customising the menu for her and we were so obliged they did the same for our other daughter who is not adventurous in trying new foods. The waitress on our first night was... More 

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Helsinki
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32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Spending Easter in Vouvray with friends who knew the village well it was hardly surprising we went to Le Grand Vatel on our first evening, the Thursday before Good Friday. The restaurant was quiet but we were definitely not disappointed. The service and the food could not be faulted. Our Foie Gras maison starter was perfect as was my sweetbreads... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I was with a group of 25+ people in Vouvray to visit Domaine Huet. We were running behind schedule getting there and decided to have lunch first. I believe Domaine Huet recommended it to our trip leader. The staff at Le Grand Vatel couldn't have been nicer when we phoned and offered up a fixed price menu of a starter,... More 

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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We ate here on 22nd April. The restaurant was quiet following Easter with just 3 other tables occupied. The lobster main course was delicious as were the lamb sweetbreads. As usual a great choice of Vouvray wines. A very nice meal and a regular return-spot for us. Reasonably priced. The waiter was very helpful with people from other tables who... More 

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San Diego
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

My understanding is that this restaurant is not open all the time during off season. We got lucky to find it open during our stay nearby in off season. We choose this restaurant because it was one of the few open near our chateau stay. At first we were the only ones in the restaurant but then locals started coming... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Avenue Leon Brule, 37210 Vouvray, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Vouvray
  • Phone Number: 02 47 52 70 32

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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