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Le Cercle

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44 boulevard Lahitolle, 18000 Bourges, France
+33 2 48 70 33 27
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Last year, during a tour of the chateaux and vineyards of the Loire Valley, we indulged ourselves and on three consecutive nights we ate at 3 Michelin * restaurants. By far our favourite of the three was The Cercle in Bourges and as we were driving through the region, we decided that a second visit was very much in order... More 

Thank Jenny R
Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

I get very little time to travel and due to work any vacation I take in the summer months is restricted to a maximum of four or five days at a time. To maximise our experience I am a great believer in following the Michelin guide to find the best hotels and restaurants en-route. Having just returned from a five... More 

Thank Jenny R
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

. In a beautiful townhouse just outside the historical center of Bourges, a vibrantly decorated dining room. Not to everyone's taste perhaps but memorable nevertheless. Service was earnest, attentive and charming throughout. Starters were foie gras , absolutely delicious and scallops slightly to citrusy for my taste but interesting. Mains were partridge moist creamy and really tasty and lamb, cooked... More 

Thank radiolondres
Nr. York, UK
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60 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We ate at Le Cercle with two friends on March 31st. It could well have been our best meal EVER! Couldn't pick fault with anything (not that I would want to!) but I could easily praise everything from the charming but unobtrusive service to the amazing food. My personal favourite was the foie gras, but the chocolate pudding was superb... More 

Thank BinksyNr_York_UK
London, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

As we went the 25th of December for the Chrismas Lunch we had only a unique menu with no choice, but very fit for such a Lunch, for 6 (or more) dishes it was 80 euros without the wines. The wine list is quite selective with good local wine at affordable prices. Everything was perfect: the modern posh design deco,... More 

Thank Olivier t
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76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2015

There's an interesting idea here. Every dish comes two ways--that is, each dish is accompanied by a smaller dish using the same basic ingredients but in an entirely different preparation. You get to eat what you expect (which is always really good), and the chef gets to exercise his creativity and give you another idea. It is possible that diner... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

The service was efficient and friendly. We did our best to order in French but, was that a sigh I heard when we also tried to order wine? Never mind, efficiency was on top of mind and friendliness returned soon after. The starters and desserts were tasty. The main dishes however...the salmon was accompanied by a sauce that tasted like... More 

Thank Kees B
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

An excellent welcome to someone who struggles to speak French and excellent service combined with beautifully prepared dishes. Thoroughly recommended and I will make a return visit when I am in the area again…

Thank Hilary S
Paris, France
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72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Our hotel indicated this restaurant during a stay in Bourges, and this was a great advice. IF you are not a local, there is obviously little chance you will discover it, as it is not in the historic center of the city, has no window on the street, and is located in a previously old individual house, near the army... More 

Thank luke393
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2015

Delicious 1 star restaurant. The meal was served in pairs... each course was prepared into 2 dishes using the same products, in 2 completely different ways. The service was lovely, we sat outside on the terasse and enjoyed the sun.

Thank Jessy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 boulevard Lahitolle, 18000 Bourges, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Berry  >  Cher  >  Bourges
  • Phone Number: +33 2 48 70 33 27

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