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Cafe Lavinal

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Passage du Desquet | Village de Bages, 33250 Pauillac, France
+33 5 57 75 00 09
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Paris, France
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106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not expecting to stumble onto such an interesting place. 3 course lunch. Service appropriate. Very good. They love working at their restaurant which is important to find in staff. Food was excellently prepared from the amuse bouche to the desert. Low salt content which was greatly appreciated as the food flavour takes precedent over sauce. Terrasse to die for and... More 

Thank ChrisBiz1
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56 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is what I love about French food - great ingredients cooked simply. Service was friendly and good. Wine list is interesting. Décor is typically old fashioned French, so don't expect sophistication. Great value - authentic French experience.

Thank billthefirst
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This is a popular restaurant in Pauillac and its popularity is justified. Restaurant was filled with some locals and wine tourists and serves classic French food of good quality. And of course a very good wine list! It has an old-style interior, but I believe the restaurant is not that old. I have no other eating experiences in Pauillac, but... More 

Thank Jean-Paul D
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175 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I don't like writing poor reviews but it's hard to believe that the brilliant chef at Cordeillan Bages is responsible for this place. It's 1% of the service and quality level at best, I suppose they just have too many new customers and just don't need repeat business. Perhaps it's an English thing? We've been here a few times when... More 

Thank LondonNifty
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

You will see from my other restaurant reviews that I am not ridiculously difficult to please. We went to Lavinal with high hopes, having been recommended by a local. We were entirely disappointed with every facet of the experience. Another reviewer has likened the building to a Disneyland reconstruction of a French brasserie. He is absolutely accurate. The meal we... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had an excellent dinner in this restaurant. The service was extremely friendly. A lovely setting for drinks before dinner on the outside terrace..

Thank Louis B
Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

if you want a great lunch or dinner and very reasonable price try this bristol on the village. nice and gentle service and the menu of the day is simply amazing for such good price. outdoor is quite charming in front of the vila square

Thank wlar
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A really great place in the lovely village of Blages, off the main road. Modern French food well presented and a good wine selection, including a range of tasting options. The Lavinal set menu is excellent value. Just beware to check the price of the wine being recommended by the waitress. We asked for the most 'local' and were served... More 

Thank JoD876
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215 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This is a comfy and homely feeling restaurant. My suggestion would be to have the 3 course menu for 32 Euros, and definitely do not make the mistake I did and order the pasta dish:(! My fiancé loved their Osso Bucco!:) Friendly staff and very polite, courteous, spoke English and accommodating. Food is prepared fresh and they serve you with... More 

Thank AfriqueSoleil
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We arrived at 12.00 as soon as the restaurant opened, and although it was empty, were told that as we hadn't booked we could only have a table outside. This was OK as the weather was fine, but within 15 minutes the restaurant was packed! We both ordered a main course followed by coffee, and both meals were excellent. We... More 

Thank Joanne H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Passage du Desquet | Village de Bages, 33250 Pauillac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Pauillac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 57 75 00 09
Welcome to this 1930's brasserie-inspired setting, complete with red moleskin bench seats, a zinc bar and eye-catching central lighting fixture.
This warm and welcoming bistro is open for lunches, aperitifs and dinners. Discover a simple, traditional and tasty market-inspired menu made from regional produce. In good weather, its sunny terrace is perfect for appreciating its stunning views and prime location.

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