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Review of La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque
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Ranked #431 of 2,532 Restaurants in Bordeaux
Price range: US$12 - US$45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 27 May 2014 via mobile

The prix fixe menu offered three courses, each worse than the next.

The first course was a repulsively fatty pâté contained in a rock hard macaroon. The dinner went downhill from there. Scallops arrived dreadfully overlooked in a salty sauce the consistency of glue. Finally, the dessert was supposed to be a panna cotta had more gelatin than cream. It could have been used as a hand ball!

All of this was delivered by slow and inattentive waiters.

Go at your own risk.

2  Thank Shana W
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

We were a little apprehensive about this restaurant after we were seated and then left to our own devices for a long time, struggling with the French menu. But the waiter who arrived to take our order was extremely helpful and our meals were delicious. Not only that, but the fixed price menu at lunch was an excellent deal - recommended!

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Reviewed 3 May 2014

We have been coming to France for many decades, and lived here for six years back in the eighties, but we have rarely had a meal at the level of quality and price as we have had at lunch today. We arrived at 12:30 on a bank holiday weekend, without a reservation. There was one table left. I have to agree with an earlier reviewer: the initial welcome was a bit glacial, but we were just pleased to be in what was obviously a restaurant full of locals enjoying being there.
The food (mussels, and roast veal) was outstanding. The service was occasionally a bit amateurish, but who cared? The setting is delightful, and we were there to enjoy the food and wine. The set menu price for two courses was 20 euros each, which we thought was incredible value.
Obviously any review like this is based on a non-statistically-valid sample of one visit, but if we could have given more than 5 stars for today's experience we would happily have done so.

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1  Thank Lboro
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

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1  Thank Gerri S
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Wonderful meal with friends, all selected the 35 euros set menu, except one who couldn't resist the oysters to start! Absolutely delicious food - highly recommend the Turbot. Great convivial atmosphere in a beautiful building. We all finished off the meal with a glass of local Montesqieu Armagnac. Truly perfect evening.

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Thank Pippa N
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