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Chez Francis

61 avenue de Paris, 19100 Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
+33 5 55 74 41 72
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
15 Jan 2017
“Good food, great service”
30 Jul 2016
“1920s atmosphere and great food”
Restaurant Hours
French, European
££ - £££
61 avenue de Paris, 19100 Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

High quality food served with flair. Excellent bread. An expensive wine list but there were one or two gems at a reasonable price. Thoroughly enjoyed my evening here.

Thank phfos1
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

I really like the atmosphere and the music; you feel like you just walked into a restaurant from the 50s with a great decor and celebrities' signatures all over the walls and ceilings... then Nina Simone came on and I knew beforehand that I was...More

Thank Nouran E
Reviewed 10 August 2016

So disappointing. Having supported this restaurant regularly over the past ten years, it appears now it has slumped to a level that makes one wonder if it will survive. Today on arrival at lunchtime, we were surprised to see only 6 other people present and...More

Thank FLBinFrance
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Chez Francis seems to have been a favourite of the 1920s Paris set, many of whom left their signatures on the walls and ceiling. The written menu is often superseded by "specials" so you'll struggle if you dont speak French; that said, just about every...More

Thank drmdobson
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Just the best meal in brive la gaillarde and very good athmosphere! The veal was divine and if you like desserts this is the place!

Thank david g
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Great place as far as we are concerned! We had great personal service from Madam who ran the place with her family. Try the Turbot and her local wine recommendation. Local aperitif is a must! Atmosphere is old time France. Loved it!

Thank Morag S
Reviewed 24 February 2016

We were in Brive when saw a tv food show about Chez Francis. We could not go that year but decided to go next time. So in January we went there for lunch. And we were so disappointed. There were not may customers but after...More

Thank cgdaz
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This is a traditional French country restaurant with an excellent cuisine based on good ingredients. We had a very pleasant service and excellent wine advice. The cuisine is the way we like it; traditional dishes prepared with a lot of care but without all the...More

Thank mjelling
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Chez Francis has a family atmosphere. Mrs proprietor looks after front if house whilst her husband and son mastermind the kitchen. Brive holds the 2nd largest French book fair to Paris and writers, cartoonists and illustrators have written all over the walls and ceilings with...More

Thank MoreTea2Vicar
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Chez Francis, is a cosy French Restaurant just near the centre of town. When you enter the writing is on the wall (literally) the friendly host will serve you in English or French. The food is sublime as is the wine card. The daily menu...More

Thank MNS_10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 avenue de Paris, 19100 Brive-la-Gaillarde, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Correze  >  Brive-la-Gaillarde
  • Phone Number: +33 5 55 74 41 72
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