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Brasserie Le Francais

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7 avenue Alsace Lorraine, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
+33 4 74 22 55 14
08:30 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 00:00
Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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Bourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We always visit this restaurant on the way to the Alps every year. It has the best atmosphere of any French restaurant that we've been to in France. There are always birthdays celebrated here by the locals - music is played, a dessert with a sparkler comes out and everyone claps & sings along. There were 5 birthdays celebrated on... More 

Thank Bourne2TravelFar
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

What a wonderful evening and experience at La Francais. A fantastic Brasserie experience not to be missed!!

Thank Mike R
Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by the hotel staff but warned without a booking we would not get in. Luckily we heeded this advice and booked as it was indeed full on a week night out of seasona and people were being turned away. The decor is traditional and quirky in places. The speciality of poulet de... More 

Thank Wendy M
Kfar Hess, Israel
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Very good food across all the dishes we ordered. We were 8 diners, and between us had the Salmon, Entrecote, and chicken dishes, and two salads: a green salad with goat cheese toasts and a green salad with Tuna. All were very good dishes. There's a display with some amazing desserts, but we resisted them... :-) Service was OK, although... More 

1 Thank y0ramy
La Plata, Maryland
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This restaurant was delightful! Pink linen table cloths and napkins and friendly staff! We loved the traditional chicken en bresse which includes a lovely cream sauce with mushrooms (or without mushrooms if you prefer). The pate was wonderful as were the desserts. Le Francais was buzzing with lots of patrons but there was no rush - an altogether wonderful experience.

1 Thank Candice K
Monchique, Portugal
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Went there for lunch for seafood on the recommendation of my hotel and ended with no seafood but an excellent meal. Packed with local people, one needs to book! I was lucky to get a table at 12 noon... Great traditional cuisine (superb ris de veau!)

Thank turifoia
Westfield, Massachusetts
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772 reviews
665 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 431 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Not quite! But this old fashioned traditional brasserie is reeking in history. So many of the old time brasseries in Paris have been taken over by "restaurant groups" and have become almost a caricature of their original being. This, one of a kind place, is still full of local business people and families, as well as the occasional tourist. The... More 

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Valence, France
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

Finest French Brasserie in town Perfect food and nice wine cards Filet Pierre is a perfect beef plate for whom like meat Dorade is also very good

1 Thank frc314
Athens, Greece
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276 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Having read the reviews on tripadvisor we decided to try this restaurant during a recent visit to Bourg en Bresse. We were at the restaurant at 1:20 on a Saturday and asked to be seated when the waiter told us that the place did not have any available tables! I could see at least 3 tables in the inside and... More 

Thank SophiaK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Retro atmosphere, old-style serving, and excellent food. This is what I drive 1h30 hrs to have! Prices are reasonable considering the quality of the food. Basic menu for 26euros.

Thank Beatrice P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 00:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 avenue Alsace Lorraine, 01000, Bourg-en-Bresse, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Ain  >  Bourg-en-Bresse
  • Phone Number: +33 4 74 22 55 14

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?