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Le Grand Vatel

8 Avenue Leon Brule, 37210 Vouvray, France
02 47 52 70 32
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Ranked #3 of 8 restaurants in Vouvray
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 13, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Stuttgart, Germany
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25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We had the Degustation menu, and it was stellar: excellent food paired with local wine. Vouvray is a tiny town, and there probably aren't more than a handful of restaurants, and this one is a gem.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Be aware the website link given on this page is incorrect and is actually a link to a different Grand Vatel. This must be a great irritation to customers and hotel proprietors alike. In fact there is no website but you can email them on: legrandvatel@orange.fr Pleasant service, lovely food and a nice little garden if weather is fine. A... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

On a recent classic car rally to France with a group of 12 cars (and their passengers) from England we had the pleasure of dining at le Grand Vatel in Vouvray, where the staff could not have been more helpful. We had already chosen our individual courses from a menu which had previously been e-mailed to me in the UK... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Found this gem after searching Trip Advisor. It was around 2pm midweek and almost empty. The service was casual and unobtrusive. Our entrees were sensational, main courses good and the desserts sublime. Great wine too, a Vouvray Chinon. We left very full and very happy...I only meant to have a sandwich!

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Lahti, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

When in Vouvray you should definately try the dinner service at Le Grand Vatel. The quality of the food is excellent and they have some very interesting options on the menu - which is only in french but the "lady of the house" is more than happy to tell about the options in english. The set-menus are very reasonably priced,... More

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