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11 rue de la Devise, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 57 34 47 01
19:45 - 22:00
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Thu - Mon 19:45 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Amazing experience. This was a serendipity moment. We weren't planning on eating here but the building captured our attention. The food was superb and unique. Each plate was decorated and served to perfection. The floor manager was extremely friendly and his partner is an exceptional chef. This is the best meal I have had in France. I highly recommend this... More 

1 Thank Alshehabi
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

This restaurant is off of the main area, but it's a find you must try. The food was exceptional and I thoroughly recommend a try. There is no outdoor sitting, which doesn't bother me as it was well climatised inside. My choices were from both the specials board and the main menu.

1 Thank 1Fantoosh
Kewadin, Michigan
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Wonderful dinner in great location. Gourmet food with exceptional wine list. Unique location within the city center.English waiter appeared to be stand offish but once engaged in conversation he is a wonderful addition to the restaurant and his wine knowledge is exceptional. Let him select something special to go with the food journey you are about to embark on for... More 

Thank MCycle
Cape Town
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121 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2014

We had a delicious three course meal with excellent wines. The service was excellent. So was the wine recommendations. Our best meal in Bordeaux!

1 Thank Amanda031CapeTown
Alberta, Canada
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299 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

What a nice find. We just stumbled on this restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised. Decor is so "Bordeaux" like you are in a lime stone wine cellar. Food is excellent but service is just OK. Will definitely go back.

1 Thank RealW0rldTraveller
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

What a wonderful little restaurant tucked away in the back streets adjoining St Pierre Square. We found it through TripAdvisor reviews, and it turned out to be the highlight of our eating experience in France. Each course was exquisite and the menu, although not extensive, provided a range of enticing dishes. What confused us was how quiet the restaurant was... More 

Thank Vivienne S
Troon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Under the recommandantions of our innkeeper, we booked one table in L Encoche and ... what a good surprise. The entrance is not so easy to find (no terrasse), but when you are inside it's very nice and confortable ... food is original and so dekightfull ... Really a good adress in Bordeaux not yet very Known ...

Thank Diane F
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166 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We spent 5 days in Bordeaux and tried always different restaurant. I could say that's the best meal we had in Bordeaux. Everything was excellent, food, service, wine and even the toilet.^_^ Try it then you will see. I have only seen the same one in Japan and China. As my main course i had lamb and it should really... More 

1 Thank Cecily Y
San Mateo
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Tiny bit of Japanese influence raise the level of food at this nice restaurant. Would have given it a 5 except for the screaming toddlers.

1 Thank Glen G
San Mateo, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Really superb restaurant. Fresh and carefully chosen ingredients all melded together to make a delicious dinner. We really loved this place.

Thank Art M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:45 - 22:00
19:45 - 22:00
19:45 - 22:00
19:45 - 22:00
19:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 rue de la Devise, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 57 34 47 01

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