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Le Cercle

44 boulevard Lahitolle, 18000 Bourges, France
+33 2 48 70 33 27
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
“foie gras” (2 reviews)
“loire valley” (2 reviews)
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French, European
44 boulevard Lahitolle, 18000 Bourges, France
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very high quality and innovative food in a setting that falls just a bit short of perfect. Service very attentive, with some English, despite a full house (largely French). Food intriguing in that the main course came with a twinned variant on its chief ingredient....More

Thank Glenn B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

The food is excellent, best in town, but... Prices of wine by the glass is exorbitant. (x7 the purchase price) The light bulbs are heating the clients in a very uncomfortable way. The dress code of the staff is ugly. The staff is much to...More

Thank marcgrimbergen
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stopped in Brouges en route for the South of France having bought the latest Michelin Guide for French Restaurants. We were able to have the last booking for the restaurant. They apoligised for the fact that we would be near the kitchen door, but...More

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

Thank Jenny R
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...More

Thank Jenny R
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...More

Thank radiolondres
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...More

Thank BinksyNr_York_UK
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...More

Thank Olivier t
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...More

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...More

Thank Kees B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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