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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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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
arnoldv52
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Cambridge, Ontario
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Loved this quaint restaurant in Vouvray! Our waiter Emmanuel was amazing, he provided amazing service and made our dinner so enjoyable! The food was absolutely delicious!!! This was our favorite place to eat due to the quality service and food!!!

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Thank MJTakacs
California Hot Springs, California
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our B&B sent us to Le Grand Vatel and we enjoyed it so much that we returned on another night.The Fois Gras was outstanding and the lamb dish as well.

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Thank frau
Woodstock, Vermont
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Thank you to Anne at Bagatelle B&B in Vouvray for recommending this Restaurant for fine French dining. We had such a remarkable dinner here we decided to go back again for our good bye meal - which was on a Sunday so no evening seating available. Instead we had Sunday mid day dinner (lunchtime). Two perfect meals. Some other reviewers... More 

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Thank Patriciagalfoodie
Northborough, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The food here is excellent. This hotel restaurant was recommended by our B & B hosts, and it did not disappoint.

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Thank Rick S
Kelowna, Canada
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We spent 10 days in the Loire Valley between Tours and Blois in September 2015. We ate mainly at restaurants recommended by B&B owners where we stayed. The Grand Vatel was our best eating experience. We had the fish from the menu du jour.

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Thank DaveBritishColumbia
London
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

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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Thank steve057london
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank arnoldv52
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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Thank Curvy_Traveller
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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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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