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La Gargouille

108 rue Bourbonnoux, 18000 Bourges, France
+33 2 48 24 23 59
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb skewers” (3 reviews)
“sea bream” (2 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
French
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
108 rue Bourbonnoux, 18000 Bourges, France
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21 - 30 of 53 reviews

Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

After driving half the length of France, this was a pleasant find, within sight of the magnificent cathedral of Bourges. The staff were welcoming and helpful. Stunning good with an excellent selection of wines. The only drawback was that the external eating area was next...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Just below the apse of the cathedral in a street to rear and overlooking a tree filled square, this restaurant serves well cooked food beautifully presented. I had the pave which was perfectly cooked three others had the duck burger which was not a great...More

1  Thank christopher_nell
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

Good food, but nothing spectacular. However, sitting in the small back yard in the evening with the cathedral as neighbour was spectacular. Nice and friendly service.

Thank AndersEller
StaffGargouille, Responsable relations clients at La Gargouille, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2016

Thanks for your visit, have a good trip in France!

Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Salads were great some of our steaks were too rare but it is hard to communicate medium well. The waitress had a smile for us. A good place to stop and eat if your visiting the cathedral. It is close.

Thank Cheryl Q
StaffGargouille, Responsable relations publiques at La Gargouille, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for visit us!! Have a great time in France :)

Reviewed July 14, 2016

So, you MUST make reservations NO EXCEPTION. But this is easy because they have a website which either translates in english or is in english for those of us "americans" who haven't learned french. I was able to easily make a reservation for the same...More

Thank Tibor B
StaffGargouille, Responsable relations publiques at La Gargouille, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your visit and your adorable compliment! Wish you a nice trip in France

Reviewed June 23, 2016

Impressive little restaurant, very close to the cathedral. Service was acceptable and rather patient for our non-French speaking group. Interesting range of local wines, but rather expensive. The lamb shank was good, but the steak tartare is a must!

Thank Michael J
StaffGargouille, Responsable relations publiques at La Gargouille, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Thanks for your visit! :)

Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This was the only restaurant we could find open on a Monday in Bourges. The staff were disappointed when we arrived as we were the only guests so spoiling their social time. The food was stale, poorly cooked and stomach churning. Unlike most every other...More

3  Thank Chewy1955
StaffGargouille, Responsable relations publiques at La Gargouille, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2016

Hello, thank you for your visit, we are sorry about your misadventure, our staff is usually very sociable and appreciated by our clientele, however, I noted well your remarks and we are going to make every effort that your next visit is most pleasant possible.

Reviewed April 20, 2016

Service was sort of ignorant and food not even close as good as in some other restaurants we had dinners in on the same street! Wine selection wasn't as good, the recommendations (which I highly value when they are knowledgable) were quite poor. Expensive to...More

1  Thank Henna_M_
Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food at affordable prices. I would not call it family friendly.. I wouldn't take small children, but older well behaved kids are fine there. Good fast service.

Thank Vixster28
Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

I went to La Gargouille when visiting my friend who was studying in Bourges. It was divine! The cold meats we shared were lovely and the wine was great. What really did it for me though was the lamb, which I vowed to return to...More

Thank Laurence B
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There is one at about 200 meters but you can also park in the street or around if you're lucky! Nevertheless you can let the personn who can not walk in front of the restaurant and look for a place! this restaurant worth it... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$7 - $42
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 rue Bourbonnoux, 18000 Bourges, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Berry  >  Cher  >  Bourges
  • Phone Number: +33 2 48 24 23 59
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