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Brasserie de l'Univers

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8 Place Jean Jaures, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 05 50 92
07:00 - 01:00
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Chieri, Italy
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was there with colleagues for dinner. There is a quite a lot of space for big groups. The service was correct and efficient. Good selection of beers. The food was quite good even if not really French stile: you get also pizza and burgers, but good quality. Some fish and some French options are also there, with a sort... More 

Thank Filippo Z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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161 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I love Brasseries in general in France. But sometimes the food is not from a top quality. This time at l'univers the starters were forgotten. The maincourse was immediately served. The bavette steak was of a doubtful quality. The housewine was oke. The atmosphere was very good, almost as always in places like this.

Thank 1954travelpro
Julie R, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie de l'Univers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad to hear that you have a good time but we are sorry to read that your lunch wasn't as good as you expected. Your satisfaction is a priority, that's why we ask our customers to always say if something's wrong in order to find a solution. Yours... More 

Tours, France
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Nice atmosphere, good standard bistro food, no surprises or disapointments, a little pricey for Tours but all in all enjoyable.

Thank IntDev
Julie R, Responsable relations clients at Brasserie de l'Univers, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are glad to hear that you have a good time and we hope to see you again if you return in our lovely town. Yours sincerely, Julie. Customer service. More 

Toronto, Canada
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574 reviews
469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I usually stay away from these big places unless it's for coffee or a drink. I took a chance and well, I'll stay away from these big places, with seating for a coupke of hundred and a large menu. We sat outside, pleasant enough, the interior is quite spectacular but it was loud and crowded. We were served promptly, our... More 

Thank busyeater
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lovely setting looking at the beautiful Hotel de Ville in the background. I ordered a Mariniere and steak. Both tasted good. Service was quick and excellent. Price are very reasonable

Thank RobosapiensSo
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194 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived late - almost 9pm - and although other diners arrived after us, we had the impression the waiting staff would have preferred to finish up for the night! Although efficient, they were not particularly friendly or engaging. No matter, we were hungry! Confit and pizza we ordered were both good. Accompanied by an excellent local wine, a red... More 

Thank Diarmuidog
Mirepoix, France
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176 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

There had been a big event on and the place was very busy. The staff were still very efficient and the food was great. We ate outside and enjoyed watching all the road cleaning going on after the Grand Braderie!

Thank suzij552
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Dull food, thrown together with no great care or love. I thought this kind of place would always be able to produce straightforward food prepared with the competence you expect of French catering, but I can honestly say that I'd rather take my chances with an English pub these days than the venerable French brasserie. Much of the food seems... More 

Thank James B
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The final leg of our French Holiday saw us stop in Tours for lunch and I'm glad we stopped here... Walking along the boulevard we came upon the imposing Hotel De Ville, and nestled opposite with a commanding view was the Brasserie de l'Univers. There were tables free so we decided to eat there. Despite the fact that there was... More 

Thank sparkster71
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165 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stayed at nearby hotel, walked to this restaurant in the corner. Ordered escargot and mussel. Both are very delicious. Mussel is very fresh and sweet without any sauce/seasoning. Prices is cheap. It is across street from the beautiful city hall.

Thank bobolee55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Place Jean Jaures, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 05 50 92

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