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Grand Bar Castan

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French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Grand Bar Castan 2 quai de la Douane | Bordeaux, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 44 51 97
09:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 02:00
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Oslo, Norway
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555 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service is slow. We've had a ham and cheese crepe and another goat cheese crepe. We did not finish both though we were hungry. Terrible indeed except for the location.

Thank Tanmouss
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early evening drink. Service terrible. After 20 minutes went to bar and ordered Superior Red wine myself. Staff carried on talking to each other. It was quiet and when wine arrived it was awful. Especially having come from Bar a Vin which was fantastic. Avoid.

Thank malcolm t
Toronto, Canada
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569 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Big place, lots of out door seating with comfortable chairs and heaters for cooler days. In addition to the bar restaurant, there is also a fancy ice cream parlour and a creperie. Something for all tastes. We have just been there for coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night. Both are fairly priced with friendly service.... More 

Thank busyeater
Bishopton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Went in for a drink and went back later for food. Lovely salad with plenty of ingredients. Nicely dressed and not drowned. Friendly staff with decent service. I loved the stained glass.

Thank bigmadmickmcmad
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Great spot to sit on the river in Bordeaux and have a snack and a couple of drinks and soak up the atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the food filling.

Thank Sam A
Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Looked the part. Service good, prime location. Good atmosphere. Good cherry beer. Enough tonic for 4 gins! Haha

Thank MissyK68
Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

The reason we went here is that we needed free Wifi to locate our rental apartment for the night. Their Wifi wasn't overwhelming so I used the Free Bordeaux City Wifi. I ordered a Pear Helene, which barely had any pear in it but way TOO MUCH Vanilla ice creme After adding one glass of wine and one apple cidre,... More 

Thank None of Y
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Nice location and as we sat outside you could really get a feel for Bordeaux. Food was average the salad even poor for what we used to here in France. Friendly (not execptional) staff.

Thank Matthijs V
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We just had a cup of coffee for the sake of it - this place is very touristy and the prices are high. The interior is famously ghastly - but worth a look. Don't feel you HAVE to have a meal here - don't be a sucker.

Thank Tiff85
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89 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

This café on the banks of the Garonne near the Place de la Bourse is a must. The owner had it decorated with rocaille and mosaics. A perfect piece of architecture.

Thank worldtravelerFrance

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
09:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Bar Castan 2 quai de la Douane | Bordeaux, 33000, Bordeaux, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bordeaux
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 44 51 97

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