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French, European
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, 有泊車位, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

Chez Victor is one of the few restaurants in France still serving a 4 course meal for less than 15 Euros. We have been going there for 30 years.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

This is a wonderful friendly restaurant. Gorgeous food. Goats cheese salad was wonderful. Amazing value. Wish we'd known how good it was sooner and we'd have gone twice!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Chez Victor is a fantastic place to enjoy an unhurried slice of traditional French lunchtime. The ambience seems timeless! A three course meal is a challenge - i recommend a carafe of the red to help with digestion.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

I had lunch at Chez Victor, mostly because I was too late to get food at the store (closes at 12:00 for lunch break). But it was a great turn of events as I had wonderful food! Truly the best French Onion Soup I've had...and...it came included in the meal!More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

We lunched here three times and dined once. It was always full(booking recommended) Pleasant friendly owners. Food was traditional and substantial and great value.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

“Everybody in France knows about Chez Victor”, I was told by a local. The restaurant doesn’t seem to have changed over the decades I have known it. The road frontage – two shopfronts separated by a garage door - and also the interior are still...redolent of the 1950’s if not timeless. The restaurant is now overseen by Victor’s daughter and there is still an enormous tureen of fantastic onion soup delivered to your table, almost irrespective of what you choose to eat subsequently. The food is universally excellent, but expect nothing very fancy or progressive however. This is a place for proper, solid food. The duck is always good. At lunchtime, the locals are there in force – so get there early or be prepared to wait. There are local workers, the retired, multi-generation families, transport drivers, and even the odd tripper. And beware, they only open in the evening on Saturdays, at 8pm, though if you are earlier the bar (left hand shopfront) will provide liquid refreshment whilst you wait. Otherwise it’s lunches only. We ate both a lunch and a dinner there (TripAdvisor will not allow reference to both in the entry form) on different days, Outside, the traffic trundles past close to the frontage, between St Girons and La Bastide-de-Serou, along the D117, a straight road lined with plane trees. Opposite, the car park serves as an unofficial campsite for motor-homers and the Arillac river thunders along with its meltwater straight from the Pyrenean foothills. I can’t wait to go back there again.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Very popular with the locals so go at 12 or after 1.15. Expect to have an enormous tureen of onion soup put in front of you before placing your order. Leave room for the main. Busy, efficient, good.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

good value ,local flavour, very nice staff. . good food at reasonable cost. Third generation owners. a taste of the real local cuisine

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

very unpretentious cafe with hidden delights, lovely local food served in a very basic atmosphere but you have to get there early to beat the locals as it is very reasonable

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's been said before, but this is a voyage back in time, and not only the setting but also the prices. We stopped off for a coffee (very good) en route to St Girons and were so taken with the old place that we returned...for lunch. The food is simple but copious and there are choices of set menus from 11 to 20 Euros (maybe more I forget) and à la carte. My wife had the €12 which offered four courses, I the €15 with three. Dessert offered amongst other things a good fresh fruit salad - what you need after a local Cassoulet. Service was efficient and discrete although personally I missed not seeing Edith, René, Leclerk et al...More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2016

We made a reservation, as much to check that it was open on that night. The restaurant is a walk back in time. I felt as if it could have been the 50's. The menu is homely. We had the soup (almost a meal on...its own), the alguillettettes de canard duck & buvette de boeuf beef, then dessert ..... it was very good traditional french food and we loved it. It was probably too much food, but had we been working in the fields for the day it would have been perfect. We recommend to check that it is open, phone to book or call into the bar next door.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

This restaurant is in a very small village near St. Girions. It seemed to be a "local" restaurant with many locals eating there. The food was EXCELLENT and great service. Local dishes and we would recommend any duck meals.

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We ate here for lunch during our stay at a local cottage (see other review) and it was one of our favorite meals during our 3 weeks of travel around France. We ordered the basic fixed price lunch (around 20 euro) and all the food...was amazing; we especially loved the Onion Soup starter. Would highly recommend a visit.More

Date of visit: June 2015
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Reviewed 19 August 2015

Busy lunch time restaurant. Get there very early if you haven't booked. Very good value for money with a set menu. Good service, nice clean toilets, and plenty of parking just across the road. Good simple food, with large portions. Would go there every week,...but apparently the menu doesn't change. Once you've been there a few times, there isn't anything different to try. Very reasonable wine list.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

We went here for a family lunch this week. The set menu, (starts at €19) offers great value... With a soup to start, followed by a salad course (on the day we visited this was blue cheese, or chevre or lardons/fromage or a plate of...ham) , then a main course (chicken or beef entrecote), then pudding (chocolate mousse, Profiteroles, creme caramel or apple flan on the day we visited). Very attentive, prompt service... This is not high brow, but a very nice option for a traditional - of the region - lunch or dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2015
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