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Le Charivari

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$$ - $$$
Gastropub, Bar
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85 rue Saint Blaise, 61000, Alencon, France
+33 2 33 28 24 42
19:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue 19:00 - 21:30
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Marlow, England, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Excellent food and service, I had a 200g Steak with Camembert sauce, it was so good I wished I had had the 400g for 6 euro more. Tartiflette was very good too and the desserts (cafe gourmand) delicious.

1 Thank Rob S
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

After not seeing anything vegetarian on the menu one of the really helpful waitresses put together a delicious salad of goat's cheese, avocado and veg which was very filling. We both finished the meal with huge deserts and left fully satisfied. Definitely worth a visit if you're a veggie not sick of salads. If you're a meat eater you will... More 

Thank Hazel J
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Wanted something close to hotel and seemed quite busy. Not particularly cheap, but food pretty good. I had a salad which was really good and my husband said his steak was excellent. You do get quite a bit of road noise but not unbearable.

Thank SamICheshire
Beverley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

For me this is one of the best places to eat in Alençon I was recommended it by the hotel I stayed in and wasn't disappointed. They do fantastic steaks and pizzas. In particular the Calzone is one of the best I have had. The desserts they have are delicious aswell. Staff very good and friendly. This is a must... More 

Thank andyi881
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Good food at reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Opens at 1900 hrs. Fixed menus or a la carte available. Recommended by Hotel des Ducs nearby. Would recommend to other travellers!

Thank here2007
alain r, Propriétaire at Le Charivari, responded to this review
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Merci à vous de votre passage et merci à l'hôtel des ducs de vous avoir dirigé chez nous. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Every summer my family goes on holiday near La Rochelle, driving from London. For the past three summers we have spent a night in Alencon to break the drive into two halves. Our hotel (Hotel des Ducs) recommended Le Charivari the first time we stayed there, and after our first visit we've been going to this fantastic restaurant every time... More 

1 Thank J D
alain r, Propriétaire at Le Charivari, responded to this review
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merci, nous serons heureux de vous accueillir à nouveau. More 

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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2015

I, along with a group of friends, have used this restaurant for some years and have always enjoyed our meals here and have been made to feel very welcome. The menu includes a number of Montagnard specialities, so you can experience dishes that you might not normally find in Normandy, in addition to more local dishes. There is also a... More 

1 Thank Bob M
alain r, Propriétaire at Le Charivari, responded to this review
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Nous avons effectué des travaux en Avril 2015 ( salle de restaurant devant et cuisine) et il nous a fallu... More 

Honfleur, France
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Close to our weekend apartment in Alencon and just outside the centre this restaurant is an excellent find. Tasty food cooked well and priced fairly in a family friendly atmosphere. Do not arrive too late, Alencon is not a late night sort of town!

Thank Normandy T
alain r, Propriétaire at Le Charivari, responded to this review
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Merci à vous.Bien cordialement More 

Paris, France
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Very nice place. We found it through trip-adviser. The food was great, the staff very helpful. Comparing what we normally pay in Paris for the same service, I can say that it was not expensive at all. A good place to lunch if you are around there

Thank Taulant_13
alain r, Propriétaire at Le Charivari, responded to this review
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Merci beaucoup et à une prochaine fois avec plaisir. More 

East Anglia, UK
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Le Charivari was recommended to us by the owner of Hotel des Ducs, as we were travelling through France with our dog and didn't want to leave the dog alone in our hotel room. The staff at Le Charivari were very welcoming, didn't mind us bringing our large dog into the restaurant, and the service was excellent - almost a... More 

1 Thank paulaEastAnglia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
Gastropub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 rue Saint Blaise, 61000, Alencon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Orne  >  Alencon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 33 28 24 42

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