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La Grande Bouffe

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40 route Minervoise, 11000, Carcassonne, France
04 68 71 32 87
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is fantastic, but make sure you come with an appetite! The cuts of meat are impressive, as is how they are cooked over an open fire. If you're not a meat eater, they have a salmon steak that is one of the best I've ever had. The kids couldn't get enough of the baked potatoes. And the desserts... More 

Thank Zoey B
Settala, Italy
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

this restaurant is very good for steaks . It's in a quiet part of the town, near the railway station and along the Canal du Midi, but not in the crowded city center. I like this place for the location and the romantic atmosphere

Thank alessandraalex2015
Winter Park, Florida
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426 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is fantastic! They use a real fireplace to cook your steaks in. Its owned & operated by a husband & wife team. This was absolutely the best steak i had in my three weeks in France. The quality of meat & cooking were superb. I highly recommend this establishment.

Thank Stephen K
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

This restaurant is extremely handy to get to, sitting on the Route Minervoise on the way out of Carcassonne. It is quite with sitting outside and in, and some of the cooking is done on an original open fire. I had salmon as a main from on the of the set menus which are available, and it was cooked to... More 

Thank Richard C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I visited here with my brother whilst staying at canal cottage. The meal I had was exquisite. ..no other words would be enough!I had duck starter which was so tasty and very big portion and followed by the pork chop baked potato and stuffed mushroom then desert of creme caramel...all for €20!!! Totally worth every morsel and I will be... More 

Thank Rosemary c
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Recommended by a local. Great food, steak was fab aswell as the starter and dessert. We went for the 34euro option and it was fantastic. We didn't book but It was very busy so I can imagine booking is necessary on a weekend. Staff were also nice No high chair for baby but this is very common in carcassonne. Lady... More 

Thank Roberts1308
Grantham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Meat and fish cooked over a wood fire. Served with a baked potato and a stuffed mushroom.Not good for vegetarians.

Thank mikenbry2016
Mere, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We shifted up at this restaurant because it was the closest decent looking place to where our boat was moored, and what a lucky find. Everything is cooked on a wood fire, and we could only marvel at how much experience one must need to time everything perfectly. And entertaining to watch, too. We were so impressed we returned the... More 

Thank Hilary D
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Small family run restaurant, situated right by the side of the canal du midi. Not the cheapest, but the food is all cooked fresh to order in front of the guests over an open wood/charcoal fire. A three course set menu is available for €30, or there is a choice from the a la carte. The locally sourced meat was... More 

Thank Reynards42
Bayside, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This gem of a family run restaurant is tucked away in Carcassonne France and worth a trip from Barcelona!! Husband and wife deliver a first class experience in an intimate environment that speaks to the authenticity that is often missing from fine dining. We arrived at 8pm and were seated at a front table near the wood burning fire where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $27
French, Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 route Minervoise, 11000, Carcassonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Aude  >  Carcassonne
  • Phone Number: 04 68 71 32 87

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