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Cafe Lavinal

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Rue Desquet, 33250, Bordeaux, France
330 5 57 75 00 09
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Vancouver, B.C.
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've booked a table for 14 of us and everyone chose one of two set menus offered with 3 courses each. What a wonderful treat for the value of the food and the price was reasonable. If you've been to Bordeaux and visited different chateaus, you should know there aren't too many choices for lunch. This is one of the... More 

Thank Cary L
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We started late afternoon on the terrace drinking local wines by the glass and having a cheese platter. Worst service Ive ever had, anywhere! Spent half an hour before we could order. Another half an hour to get the wine.. You will be ignored.. Had to go ask to order more wine twice before anyone came to us and then... More 

Thank stephaniej107
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016 via mobile

We travel extensively and eat at a lot of cafes in Europe. This one does not disappoint my husband had the tuna and the duck both were excellent! I had goat cheese salad and sole both delicious. Service for France was fast, efficient and friendly. If you are in this area make it a point to eat here. You will... More 

Thank DanDebHoward
Paris, France
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

The location is perfect and the restaurant has a nice terrasse. However, the food is not good at all. Perfect for a coffee or a snack.

Thank Melodie S
Port Angeles, WA
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I had the chicken caesar salad and my husband had the lamb chops. they were delicious. I would recommend it to anyone who was going to be in the area.

Thank peetnpa
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Stopped their for lunch and asked for a glass of Lynch Bage obviously and the waiter asked if we wanted a 2 cc, 6cc or 12cc glass ? Usually in every restaurant a glass is 12cc so we opted for the 12cc....not knowing what the price was going to be; they charged us 37 euro for each glass, so together... More 

Thank Lesotlylaisse
west midlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

beautiful food and wine and good value for money. get a table outside as its a very pretty little square. only thing that let it down was quite slow service however the restaurant was full and we were not in a rush so didnt really affect us.

1 Thank missholiday123
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our tour guide at Chateau Mouton Rothschild. We arrived early in their lunch service and were promptly taken care of. The service was good to average I would say. I got the Lavinal Burger which was well prepared and tasty. The restaurant was very clean and well designed with a classy atmosphere. Wine selection... More 

Thank Zapindeu
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After a uninspiring visit to Pauillac which turns out to be pretty much a ghost town with nothing going for it other than its reputation for fine wine we thought that after an informative tour of Lynch Bages cellars we would treat ourselves to lunch in Cafe Lavinal which is part of the complex. What a disappointment, - I went... More 

1 Thank sunseekerCoDurham
United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Shocked by the rpevious reviews of bad service. As a family with a toddler daughter we were so well looked after here. It's not always easy eating out with a young child but the waitresses were fantastic, bring our daughter some toys to play with and constantly coming to entertain her. The food was good, not the best I've had... More 

Thank Carly P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Desquet, 33250, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: 330 5 57 75 00 09

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?