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“Truly Au Bon Plaisir”

Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir
Ranked #26 of 1,015 Restaurants in Nicosia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$17 - US$50
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: French authentic Brasserie recently relocated on Larnacos Avenue 87. It has a Facebook Fan Page: Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir where you can discover the menu and get regular updates.Specialities consist in steaks of French origin, cooked to your taste and served with home made sauces, but also casseroles or French specialities like duck confit, burgundy snails, frog legs or fresh foie gras.We are also specialised in fresh seafood. We serve daily fresh oysters and mussels imported from France, crab, salmon or trout.Cosy, congenial and unpretentious. Friendly and attentive service.Wine list covering all main French appellations but also local wines, with good pricing since we import our own wines.
Nicosia, Cyprus
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Truly Au Bon Plaisir”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Birthday dinner at Au Bon Plaisir... mussles in varation - crab - wonderful wine - knowledgeable owner - what do you want more? Plus of course wonderful company.
An intimate nice space to just eat, dring and be merry! And one more word - creme brulee - prepared right in front of you.
I wanna go back..

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Beate G
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Zorette_La_Grosse, Manager/Owner at Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Dear Beate,

Thank you very much for your kind comments. It is an achievement to serve connaisseurs and get such a feed back ;-)

It is also always a real pleasure for us to serve you and your friends, and we hope to repeat the experience many many times :-D

Gatienne and the Team
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English first
Nicosia, Cyprus
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11 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

The mussles this restaurant serves you do not find nowhere in Cyprus. This dish is served in very tasty, fresh and best delicious sauces accompanying with amazing homemade frech french fries...
The mussles delivered straight from north of France and actually kept fresh in special fridge temperature before serving.
Steaks are also recommended to try out with a full body red wine imported from France. You may ask for wine recommendation on the spot and be pleasantly surprised. Prices for French wine are very reasonable unlike prices for Greek wines in some other restaurants in Nicosia.
Highly recommended...
Irina Tryfon

Visited March 2014
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Zorette_La_Grosse, Manager/Owner at Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thank you Irina for your kind words !

It is one of the pride of our Brasserie to serve Fresh mussels of excellent quality, and we have now 6 different recipes to satisfy all tastes. The French fries seem indeed to please everyone ;-)

Thank you also for commenting the value of our wines. As you know, we import ourselves most of them, which allows short margins and therefore excellent value. Furthermore, we select wines from small producers (and this worth also for cypriot wines), which are known for keeping their prices the lowest and most affordable possible.

We will keep on working hard to keep that excellent reputation, be sure.

We will be happy to see you again very soon,

Gatienne and the Team
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Nicosia, Cyprus
1 review
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“Romantic dinner for two.”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Last night we went for dinner at Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir the food and service were amazing! We were really impressed and we definitely want to come back! We tasted unique flavours of wild boar and beef. Paid 35 euro per person for a 3 course meal and a bottle of wine.

  • Visited March 2014
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Zorette_La_Grosse, Manager/Owner at Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir, responded to this review, 31 May 2014
Thank you Elena for your kind words !

The Team works hard to achieve good results, and happy patrons are always an award for us. We will keep on improving the atmosphere and the value by relocating our premises very soon, and hope then you will fully appreciate our new offer.

Best regards and see you again very soon !
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“High promises, low returns..”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

I have been to Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir with my husband many times. I have now stopped going for one reason: Quality of service (big delay) which creates an uncomfortable feeling. Me and my husband ordered the "all you can eat mussels" and because of our previous experience, we told them from the beginning the number of casseroles we usually eat (2), so we would not face the previous big delay between casseroles. We were very dissappointed as we were ignored. The time interval between casseroles was so big, that by the time they next casserole arrived, we lost our apetite... This happened at each one of our 3 visits to the restaurant. Also, I rate is as a very expensive restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank AngelaPP4
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Zorette_La_Grosse, Manager/Owner at Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Dear Angela,

Your insistence in displaying your comments despite the previous decision of Trip Advisor to remove it is a bit surprising to us.

As we already answered to you, this incident you relate happened 2 years ago, on our "première" of the "all you can eat fresh mussels" offer, and we widely appologised and compensated your excessive waiting time at the time it occured. As we are the type of people learning from our mistakes, we did improve the organisation not to repeat the same disagrement, and actually succeeded.
As a response to our commercial gesture, you even came back another couple of times after that incident.
But the problem is that you insist on our special offer to be, and our restaurant to get organised the way you dream of... Which is unfortunately not possible since we have to cope with reality.
As I have explained to you, it is just impossible for us to cook fresh fine food, following our usual standards of preparation and cooking, for TWICE the capacity of the restaurant and serve it at once ! If we had ever meant to enter a competition for the Guiness Book of Records for the largest eater of mussels, then we wouldn't propose fresh mussels at first, we wouldn't offer a choice of 6 different recipes, and we wouldn't serve them the way we do... As simple as this !

This offer occurs an average of 12 times a year, and is advertised with all its details on our Facebook page. The last time you came was on December the 28th 2012, so again more than a year from the review you wrote (you didn't visit us in February 2013 as you quoted wrongly in order for Trip Advisor to accept your review !), and our special night was advertised on Facebook with the express mention "please check the menu tab for the details of the offer".
Making a reservation for that special night implies you accept the terms of the offer, and hence shouldn't allow you to complain about it afterward...

To juge our restaurant which is open 365 days against a specific offer that happens not to suit you (but every time fills up the place with very happy customers) is not very relevant.

I regret you don't appreciate the efforts we put in the quality of the food and its preparation, the kindness and professionalism of the service, the inovative and specific wine list or any other point our customers are usually sensitive to.

I invite you anyhow to repeat your visit anytime and check our food and value with a more peaceful and logical approach.

Best regards,

GT and the Team of Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir
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“had a magnificent night”
Reviewed 18 January 2014 via mobile

we visited last night the restaurant and we were amazed by the quality of french food. we tried onion soup and salad with apple for starter which were excellent.
we ordered for main mussels which are definately recommented and chicken with mushroom cream that was excellent as well. the waitress made a great choice of wine which had a great taste. service was fast and very welcome to help you. definately deserves a 5 star and cant wait to visit it again. recommended for everyone. not very expensive and food is of great quality!

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