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Cafe Lavinal

) #3 of 17 Restaurants in Pauillac ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French
Passage du Desquet | Village de Bages, 33250 Pauillac, France
+33 5 57 75 00 09
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Passage du Desquet | Village de Bages, 33250 Pauillac, France
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1 - 10 of 113 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring chateaux in the Medoc region it can be hard to find a great meal. Look no further than Cafe Lavinal. Although hard to find even when you know where it is in the center of this small town on the town square. If...More

Thank BayHeadTravelinBear
Reviewed 22 June 2017

When you imagine as an American what a "dreamy" French restaurant would be, this is it! I have been to France many times and have eaten in many restaurants but this one is special. The location, the aesthetics of the restaurant and of course most...More

Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is an oasis in the small recently restored town and joins the JM Cazes other enterprises as a successful bistrot. It shares the chef with Cordellian Bages down the road. The veal dish, fish and desert were all quite good and reasonably priced. The...More

Thank sobederm
Reviewed 31 May 2017

An oasis in a sea of vines? Loved the food. Service wasn't as attentive as it should have been. Daily salad special (Green bean) was tasty. As was the charcuterie plate starter. I enjoyed the veal hanger steak as well. Wife ordered the daily special...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 21 May 2017

If ever there was a restaurant worth making a major detour just to sample, then this is it. I was working in Bordeaux, happened to be in Pauillac and joined two colleagues for a totally unplanned lunch here. The food & service was so good...More

Thank Ralph R
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Great meal during our stay in the Medoc. Very good service, excellent wine list. Highly recommend the runny egg and asparagus starter, sublime.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 8 April 2017 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...More

Thank ChrisBiz1
Reviewed 10 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
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...More

Thank Jean-Paul D
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank LondonNifty
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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