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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)
“steak” (3 reviews)
“fish” (6 reviews)
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Passage du Desquet | Village de Bages, 33250 Pauillac, France
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch with a large group here and loved it. Amazing wine and great food -- all with a spectacular view. Even on a day of bad weather, it was a lovely experience. Adjacent to Château Lynch-Bages, it is a real thrill for wine...More

Thank kittylovesFken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is an oasis in the small recently restored town and joins the JM Cazes other enterprises as a successful bistrot. It shares the chef with Cordellian Bages down the road. The veal dish, fish and desert were all quite good and reasonably priced. The...More

Thank sobederm
Reviewed 31 May 2017

An oasis in a sea of vines? Loved the food. Service wasn't as attentive as it should have been. Daily salad special (Green bean) was tasty. As was the charcuterie plate starter. I enjoyed the veal hanger steak as well. Wife ordered the daily special...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 21 May 2017

If ever there was a restaurant worth making a major detour just to sample, then this is it. I was working in Bordeaux, happened to be in Pauillac and joined two colleagues for a totally unplanned lunch here. The food & service was so good...More

Thank Ralph R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 13 - USD 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
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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