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Cafe Bancel

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7 boulevard Bancel, 26000 Valence, France
+33 4 75 78 35 98
9:00 am - 2:00 am
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Geelong, Australia
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Kicked back here for a few beers and a coffee while watching the Euros. Located directly across from the Hotel de France it has a steady stream of people constantly coming and going. Good place for a drink and a chat.

Thank Joe M
Breda, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2016

Pretty dark cafe in the centre of Valence, but nice. Also possibility for dinner. Service is fast and friendly. They do an effort to speak English although they do not have English menus. Portions are not abundant but enough. Food was ok

Thank HankyPanky2015
1 review
Reviewed February 25, 2016

It's a bar that happens to do food - make no mistake. The music is loud and it's dark enough to nearly need to use the torch on your phone to read the menu. I had 'Thai beef salad' for starter - I can only assume the chef has never had Thai food before. It was steak (quite a lot... More 

Thank Graham G
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

Very convenient to the Hotel de France,this is a typical local place. The food is good and service is pleasant. The price is correct. I enjoy sitting and watching the city go by.

Thank twebst
Valence, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 19, 2015

not recognized as regular guests, last night was a disaster when i brought family & friends they change menu and atmosphere of the place. menu unclear as didnt precise food was sweet (vanilla risotto) tried to explain food was tasteless and watery (prawns and scalops), the manager came with chef (who don't seem to be the chef), they were rude... More 

Thank BARVIN69
Madrid, Spain
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2014

Curiously, Café Bancel have an agreement with the Hotel de France (Excellent hotel where I always stay!) for it to supply food to its guests in the evening, the hotel not having its own restaurant. I ordered the food through the hotel and 30 minutes later the food was delivered directly to my hotel room, with property cutlery, plates, fresh... More 

Thank keithisco p
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2014

Directly opposite Hotel de France. Good beers and friendly service. Quiet in the afternoon (due to the rain no doubt) but very lively at night. Regret not having tried the restaurant which was very lively in the evening. Next time perhaps.

Thank LondonWeary
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

If you search a place that combines a sound kitchen and a nice terrace on the main Valance Boulevard, this is a good place to stop by. Of the four nights that I spent in Valence, twice I had the dinner to le Bancel. The service is done by nice people. They are not in a hurry. Once I went... More 

Thank Simon R
Lusaka, Zambia
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Had my Lunch at this cafe on my first visit to Valence, the service was okey though a bit slow. The food was nice and fresh and surely enjoyed it. Thank God staff could speak English which is not very common in France as I have discovered.

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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Excellent location and terrace. Staff friendly and fun, good wine not overpriced, food not memorable (not expected to be) but no complaints.

Thank forester696

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 boulevard Bancel, 26000 Valence, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Drome  >  Valence
  • Phone Number: +33 4 75 78 35 98

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