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“Good food but arrive early”

La Cantine Du Troquet
Ranked #263 of 16,991 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $28 - $39
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Fowey, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Good food but arrive early”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Ate at this place on a Saturday night. It was recommended by our hotel and their advice was to get there at opening time (because they don't take bookings) which we did. It soon filled up but the service and food were very good and the waiter's translations very helpful. When we finished and were talking to the people on the next table you could feel the evil eye from the queue which was out of the door by now. It's worth it for the food and authenticity but get there early!

Visited May 2013
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West Sussex
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great food and so near Tour Eiffel”
Reviewed June 1, 2013

We were staying at the Novotel Tour Eiffel (great location but very expensive for what it is) and walked out first night, looking for dinner. We stumbled across La Cantine Du Troquet and because they welcomed us and the dog, we booked for dinner at 7.00. When we got there it was busy and by the time we left there was a queue of locals waiting for a table. The food is cooked on an open kitchen and the quality is excellent. The price was also very acceptable for this part of Paris. I would describe this as proper French Brasserie food, accompanied by a good (if pricey) wine list. Nice cocktails as well. We had scallops, brawn, smoked salmon to start and sea bass, steak and Salmon mains. Bill came to about e150 including booze and service and I guess the booze was about e40 of that. I remember thinking that for the quality of food it was a fair price.
I thought of saying this was not a good restaurant as I don't want it to get too crowded or not be able to get a table, but they deserve to do well!

  • Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lush authentic French food”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Local restaurant in Paris close to Pernety Metro Station. Coincidently just around the corner from our Hotel, so got lucky. We walked past the restaurant on our first night in Paris and noticed the Buzz but decided to skip but went back on our last night in Paris but just a bit earlier.

It was the best French food we had in Paris!!!! The restaurant which is actually a bistro dishes up beautiful French food and has an awesome friendly vibe. We had a feast with wine and between the two of us it only cost €64. Amazing!!!!!!! It's not a touristy place cause local Parisians dine there in huge numbers along with some tourist like us who have read the reviews on tripadvisor.

Important to note that you cannot book so highly advised to get there no later than 7:30pm otherwise be prepared to wait a while, it's extraordinarily popular. Also they do not have English menues but staff are more than happy to help especially the nice chap at the bar - he has a good command of English.

If your in Paris and want dine like a Parisian in a relaxed atmosphere definitely set aside a night for this place you will not regret it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Authentic french experience”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place was recommended by our hotel in Montparnasse - closed sunday night, closed monday so we finally got a table on Tuesday. Restaurant was packed - with several people waiting for tables but the smiley bartender waved us in and we were seated shortly.
Unfortunately we were unable to read the french menu on the blackboard, stood bewildered for a while! Friendly (though very busy) waiter said 'we have asparagus, prawns, mussels, veal, lamb... etc' so we just picked from his list of ingredients with no further descriptions of the meal!
Thankfuly everything we ordered was delicious - good sized portions and very well cooked. Extremely speedy service for such a busy restaurant.

Whilst it would have been nice to be able to read the menu and mull over it - we thoroughly enjoyed the bustling atmosphere of this delightful restaurant.
Perhaps would recommend going a little earlier to miss the busiest time.

  • Visited May 2013
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London
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Shhh, don't tell everyone”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

One of the best dinners in Paris I've had in ages: simple, fresh bistro food from the Basque region. Aubergine caviar with extraordinary brown bread; grilled cod with a fantastic tomato sauce and chunky chips, chocolate mousse pot served with a slice of pound cake on the top... Friendly staff, no reservations. It's a bit out of the way, worth the effort. Go and enjoy. €35 a head for a great dinner.

Visited May 2013
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