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Brasserie de l'Univers

) #161 of 513 Restaurants in Tours $$ - $$$ French, , European
8 Place Jean Jaures, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 05 50 92
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good40%
  • Average27%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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French, Bar, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
8 Place Jean Jaures, 37000, Tours, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived too early to be served dinner, so we ordered some drinks and relaxed for a while before we ordered our dinner. Our drinks were good, as was our food. The beer and fish and chips were particularly good. The waiter was nice enough...More

Thank Taylor P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived without a pre booking and they were happy to accommodate us. Good menu excellent food. Very attentive staff who looked after us.

Thank Kathryn O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter was arrogant and rude. He corrected my French loudly as he walked away, gave us someone else's more expensive bill, forgot one of the drinks, still overcharged us when we pointed out his mistake with the bill and to top it all my...More

Thank C B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Saturday night in Tours, lovely open air dining and food to keep both adults and children very happy, great ambience, ordered onglet de boeuf, dish of the day, very tasty, very rare! So beware!

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Settled on dinner here 3 times as other brasseries all serve simillar food and a bit more pricey. Problem is too much pork and shellfish dishes etc. No soups on the menu or just plain salad etc. Many times just entree(appetizer), Plat(main dish) and /or...More

Thank BykofskyTraveller
Reviewed April 13, 2017

Well located opposite town hall, busy and casual. Good for a drink and good pub food. Nice atmosphere staff helpful.

Thank rhondah181
Reviewed January 23, 2017 via mobile

I was there with colleagues for dinner. There is a quite a lot of space for big groups. The service was correct and efficient. Good selection of beers. The food was quite good even if not really French stile: you get also pizza and burgers,...More

Thank Filippo Z
Reviewed December 19, 2016

I love Brasseries in general in France. But sometimes the food is not from a top quality. This time at l'univers the starters were forgotten. The maincourse was immediately served. The bavette steak was of a doubtful quality. The housewine was oke. The atmosphere was...More

Thank 1954travelpro
Julie R, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie de l'Univers, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad to hear that you have a good time but we are sorry to read that your lunch wasn't as good as you expected. Your satisfaction is a priority, that's why we ask...More

Reviewed December 14, 2016

Nice atmosphere, good standard bistro food, no surprises or disapointments, a little pricey for Tours but all in all enjoyable.

Thank IntDev
Julie R, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie de l'Univers, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad to hear that you have a good time and we hope to see you again if you return in our lovely town. Yours sincerely, Julie. Customer service.

Reviewed September 30, 2016

I usually stay away from these big places unless it's for coffee or a drink. I took a chance and well, I'll stay away from these big places, with seating for a coupke of hundred and a large menu. We sat outside, pleasant enough, the...More

Thank busyeater
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Bar, European, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Place Jean Jaures, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 05 50 92
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