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Cafe Lavinal

Passage du Desquet | Village de Bages, 33250 Pauillac, France
+33 5 57 75 00 09
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“lunch” (38 reviews)
“osso bucco” (2 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
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$$ - $$$
Passage du Desquet | Village de Bages, 33250 Pauillac, France
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Reviewed yesterday

The almost sombre restaurant, with its dark furniture signals quality. In contrast to that you have the quick and friendly service. No snobs here. And the food: More than tasty. Exquisite. The wine card is of course well equipped. All in all the best restaurant...More

Thank sparfire
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You are in Bordeaux and looking for something to eat. Hopefully you are near Pauillac and reading this review. If you are, head south just a little bit to a tiny village up a small hill from Pauillac. You will not be disappointed. The food...More

Thank Traveling4BiznFun
Reviewed 1 week ago

On my way to Pauillac, I stopped at the tourist office in Saint-Laurent-Medoc, the lady was very helpful when I asked about restaurants in the region. She suggested Cafe Lavinal in Bages. She made a reservation, which she said was necessary.I was delighted to discover...More

Thank Bombayduck1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch in this delightful restaurant and were pleased with everything. The apps, main course and dessert were all very very good. We enjoyed the wine. Service was a little spotty, especially on the wine end. But overall everything was way above par. The...More

Thank buffalobob6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food in an enjoyable and relaxed atmosphere. The wine list offers quite a few interesting options (as you would expect for a restaurant owned by the Cazes family), the surroundings are refined and there is even a nice outside area for the sunny...More

Thank Thomas R
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This was our lunch stop amidst a busy day of vineyard visits. Service was a tad slow to start with but once we told the waitress we had to leave within an hour, everything came quickly and we got out on time! Good lunch menu...More

Thank 123lushan
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

In Bages, a little way out of Pauillac centre, this restaurant along with other enterprises appears to be benefitting from a Chateau led facelift in the village. It looks good, it has aircon inside and terraces outside. Nicely decorated inside. Service & timings weren't perfect...More

Thank jrapeter
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, beautiful surroundings, friendly (but a little slow) staff. Recommended!! We had a three course dinner and local wine from paulliac/st Julian. Probably our best night out in Medoc

Thank Jan Kåre L
Reviewed 1 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Validated Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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