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La Famille by Bardet

#152 of 466 Restaurants in Tours
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10 rue de la Grosse Tour, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 39 24 83
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Oslo, Norway
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

The Bardet family is well known in Tours. This is a disgrace to that name. The food is not representing what Touraine can offer. Who puts prawn cocktail, avocado and thousand island dressing on their menu nowadays?? How about the salmon-french fries-bearnaise combo?! The fries are cold and soggy, probably made the day before. The caramel flan as dessert is... More 

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Thank ErrareHumanumEst
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We booked here for New Year's eve. We'd let them know that one of us was vegetarian. We had a fantastic evening. The food, drink and service were superb. They had made a real effort to provide me with a vegetarian option all the way. My boyfriend said it's by far the best meal he had all holiday. Merci beaucoup!!

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Thank Tine1980
Bussum, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Found in a guide , we reserved here. Fortunately we checked the adress on Google Maps as it is rather difficult to find. You can sit on the street or inside. We chose the latter. Personel very friendly and hardworking. We had a wonderful dinner ( crab and lobster with a lovely sauce) and the desserts were also very ,very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

Saturday night in Tours we stumbled upon this amazing restaurant down a backstreet. We were wandering around trying to find somewhere for dinner where you didn't have to sit so close to your neighbour to hear the conversation. From the moment we sat down to the moment we left this dining experience improved exponentially. The friendly waitress fortunately could translate... More 

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Thank Gabrielle B
Merseyside
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The staff were very friendly and one waitress spoke excellent English so was really helpful as all the menu was in French (as it should be). Every course was well presented and any recommendations from the staff were excellent. We ended up having about 7 courses (some were free) but didn't feel uncomfortable afterwards. our meal for two came to... More 

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Thank Pauline H
Milan, Italy
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

But I chose 4. The service was good but a bit too slow, and I regret that the patron entertained all the tables but ours, in spite id the fact I asked some questiona about the plates and even sent compliments to the chef. A more customer oriented service would have been appreciated.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Our first night in Tours we asked a taxi driver where was a good place to eat. Immediately he recommended this family run restaurant in a back street. Was soon full and was obviously going to be good. The food was really very enjoyable and the staff the best. Nothing was too much trouble. A great evening.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

On the last evening of our ten days in Tours we were fortunate enough to find La Famille by Bardet. The menu was enticing and the offer of an English translation and the modern interior enticed us in. The young lady who took our order translated the menu item by item and we made our choices from the plat du... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This little gem is tucked in an alley in old Tours. We had a lovely chat with one of the owners, who translated the menu for us. The portions were perfect and the courses were perfectly paced. The chef has a great imagination for combinations and presentation. It was our favorite restaurant experience in the Loire Valley.

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Thank PJWelch
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

After a long day of chateaux sight-seeing, we were so lucky to find this restaurant. The food was fantastic. One high light was an appetizer of avacado puree, sea bass tartar, and topped with a carpaccio of sea bass. Desserts were excellent especially the perfectly cooked meringue filled with strawberry mousse. The couple that runs it are very friendly. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $66
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 rue de la Grosse Tour, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 39 24 83

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