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Bougainville Le

26 rue Saint Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
+33 3 86 33 27 57
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“onion soup” (3 reviews)
“escargot” (4 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
26 rue Saint Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
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1 - 10 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. The onion soup was really fab. So was the escargot. Nice service and polite people. Typical, traditional, good French​ cuisine with local proposals for cheese and wine.

Thank George P
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Extremely disappointing after trusting the rating which this place doesn't deserve. The staff was extremely unpleasant and unwelcoming, the food was tasteless and highly overpriced. Avoid by all means!!!

2  Thank Zuzana55
Philippe G, Propriétaire at Bougainville Le, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017
Google Translation

On doit avoir des amis commun

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Good service and interesting, exceptionally well presented food. Good service and attention detail. Very well priced. Great ambiance!

Thank KingfishersManor24
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Walked in asked for a table for 4. Staff obliged made up a table then nothing. Miserable staff completely disinterested. We gave them 10 minutes to take a drinks order. Still nothing this was at 7-30pm so they were still half empty. No excuse for...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

It is a humble eatery that cooks traditional, old fashioned french kitchen dishes and serves local wines. That means that either you would like it or hate it depending on the level of familiarity you have with the local rustique specialties. The wines carry a...More

Thank StochasticTraveller
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We booked a table for our last night in Vezelay, a Monday. We arrived on time, but it took a good 20 minutes for initial service, the wine arrived another 20 minutes later, and our entree was another quarter hour after that. Our plat was...More

Thank slcbiker
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A small restaurant off the steeply sloping road to the magnificent basilica, we dropped in for lunch a couple of days ago, having been recommended to eat there by a friend. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, the taste and presentation of the faites...More

Thank Anne-Marie J
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We followed our dinner at Du Pot (delightful experience) with a dinner at Bougainville. We arrived on time and were seated promptly. We speak baby French..not always the correct grammar. We got so much love everywhere but not here. The wine was delayed, entrees were...More

Thank BlueSky411
Reviewed 13 August 2016

What a great restaurant! We sat on the street leasing up the Basilica on a lovely August evening and enjoyed three outstanding courses beautifully presented with friendly, efficient service. Every item of every course was delicious and thoughtfully presented. Not budget dining but worth it...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I had a very good dinner at this restaurant towards the bottom of the hill to the Basilica. The servers were extremely kind and attentive, and the food excellent.

Thank Glossomathitria
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 rue Saint Etienne, 89450 Vezelay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Bourgogne-Franche-Comte  >  Yonne  >  Vezelay
  • Phone Number: +33 3 86 33 27 57
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