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A la cantine

$$ - $$$
French, Bar, Pub
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111 rue Notre Dame, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 02 50 70
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
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Vaux-en-Beaujolais, France
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250 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The food is home made and excellent? for example tartare de saumon with vegetables followed by entrecôte and proper French fries. The experience is enhanced by the surroundings which simulate a school room of the 1960s. Right down to the school reports at the table. I was given a table with a report which said: no efforts made, overall very... More 

Thank Jonathan F
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

We randomly stopped here for lunch. It was a grey sidewalk location. Good shade. Pleasant traffic. I tried the duck leg which was wonderfully prepared. Good flavor - and it's hard to get duck non-bleedy and yet not dry. Also enjoyed the frites. Had an espresso to cap it all off. It was quiet in the beginning, but by the... More 

Thank Bernard G
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

A quick find and not regretted. Authentic French meals and a very enjoyable regional red made my first evening in Bordeaux a comforting time. The waitres was all alone and very busy but never lost her charming temper. I'd go there again, for sure.

Thank Marcus S
Oggau, Austria
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

By chance I had lunch at this awesome place, and it was really nice. Located in a quiet street, I was sitting outside having the great duck salad, with some paté de canard on a brioche. The service is friendly, but the wine a little cold.

Thank Philipp H
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is a school canteen themed restaurant and unfortunately the food reminds me of school dinners (this is not a good thing). I had the special which was a veal dish which was very bland. Staff were friendly and it had a good vibe about it. Cool decorations.

Thank MaddJk
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2015

When we arrived this Bistro was empty..."oh no" I thought, "not good for a Friday night." However, within 30 minutes it was full and buzzing with a really lively crowd. Despite being full the waitresses kept pace, and I think everyone was well looked after. The food was fine, won't win any prizes, but very edible and complemented by a... More 

Thank porky_11
Toronto, Canada
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581 reviews
476 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

We were strolling around the very pleasant, quiet Chartrons hood, looking for someplace for lunch. The black board specials drew us in. Happy they did. Very friendly, efficient Madame, casual homey interior. Quickly filled up with locals. Lots if kissing. We both had cream of leek soup and pintade served with excellent vegetables. Perfectly proportioned for lunch and very very... More 

Thank busyeater
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This was an OK experience. Waitress was friendly, atmosphere was basic cafe. Food was OK, I went for the Special Hamburger, it was nice to be asked how I would like it cooked and it came as requested albeit lacked seasoning. Chips were cold, the side salad was just garnish not appetising enough to eat. My husband had the duck... More 

Thank AlinTaff
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is nice in a quiet street. The food was good and the service quite good. The prices are decent.

Thank Carlos G
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

We found this place by chance and we liked the reference to school days with nice paraphernalia. We ate twice there and each time we enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. A nice mix of families, tourists and locals. They are even open on Sunday nights!

Thank Catherine M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 rue Notre Dame, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 02 50 70

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?