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$$ - $$$
Rue Sainte-Catherine
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31 rue des Augustins, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 91 96 47
12:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This was the place I visited in Bordeaux where the service was as nice as expected, food is pretty good l, you can go for set menu as well and wine list ok. Location is central and the place inside quite nice.

Thank Diego S
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Charming, overworked young waitresses, so service rather erratic (eg given wrong starter, had to wait ages for cheese). Starter (Ceviche) good, main course (boeuf) poor. Wines very expensive as no picher available at weekends. 26€ for the formule. Wouldn't be tempted to return.

Thank amf-Northumberland
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

When we asked our local host where they’d recommend as a local eatery, L’Escorial was it. With a tasty-looking menu at a decent price all whilst being located in the middle of town make this place a good find. Moreover, their chef is known to source not only seasonal produce, but also on a day-to-day basis so their menu is... More 

Thank Snap-Happy_Blue_mm
Cologne, Germany
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62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

small restaurant in the countless alleys of the Bordeaux old town. Typical French 3 course set up with starter, plate and dessert to a reasonable price. U'll choose one of 4-5 interesting options of each group. All meals had been beautifully presented and all creations seemed to be perfectly set up. The available white wines had been a perfect match... More 

Thank Jens L
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140 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were a group of 8 looking for simple french food restaurant and came across this restaurant online so decide to book it. Food was good, beed slightly overcooked but it is great value for 3 courses meal. Our main disappointment was about service as there was only one waitress on Sunday evening for the whole restaurant which always left... More 

Thank Chingsabung
Lund, Sweden
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Here nice food is served to reasonable prices. The food is simple but still exciting serving dishes from the traditional french cousine.

Thank Tommy S
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The bavette was what most steak frites dream of becoming. Caprese carpaccio and coffee cream dessert really nice as well. Some elements a bit on salty side for my personal taste, but ingredients combine nicely and most will not think plates oversalted. Nice ambience and friendly proprietor. Full menu with entree/plat/dessert and glass of house wine 24€

Thank Caro_and_Gabi
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

During our stopover in Bordeaux, we checked TripAdvisor for advice on where to eat. We opted for L'Escorial based on the facts that most of the negative reviews were given for really stupid reasons ("best rabbit I have eaten, but I wasn't comfortable because I'm English) and that it happened to be one of the closest to the bar we... More 

1 Thank Andrew C
Reno, Nevada
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52 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to like this place but overall, it was just mediocre. The starters and desserts were really good but the main courses were not. I was served lukewarm frozen fish with sub par lemony risotto. The service was very slow as well. The server brought out the main courses to half the table and then took another 10... More 

1 Thank abcblondie
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed this restaurant in the university area of town. Reasonable prices and an excellent menu, good wine list with some wines available by the glass. Modern french food, lively service.

Thank Merilyn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$27
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 rue des Augustins, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux>  > Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Neighbourhood: Rue Sainte-Catherine
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 91 96 47

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