Food & Restaurants


This country-style restaurant along the road just 10 minutes outside Tournus has wonderful food prepared very nicely by a chef and his wife. We had a lengthy luncheon as a group of 5 and loved it.  As mentioned in a Trip Advisor review, I agree the quality is definitely star-worthy and a rare treat.  Inventive and well-balanced courses with great ingredients matched with a nice wine list covering a good variety of wines from the Macon region of Bourgogne.   Freindly, helpful service and dog-friendly terrace in the rear garden. Definitely worth driving to if you are near Tournus!  Get off the beaten path and discover the gems in the countryside.  Read another review at the ViaMichelin guide.
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Website: http://www.le-relais-dozenay.com/

Le Bouchon Givrotin restaurant in Givry. The town of Givry often closes the small street  hosting several restaurants on summer weekends to allow tables to be set in the road.  It's great fun to be part of the crowd of patrons carrying their tables into the street for dinner!

Le Bouchon Givrotin restaurant in Givry. The town of Givry often closes the small street hosting several restaurants on summer weekends to allow tables to be set in the road. It's great fun to be part of the crowd of patrons carrying their tables into the street for dinner!

The  the small village of Givry (Henry the IV’s favored wine source) in the Côte Chalonnaise of Bourgogne   has a couple of small restaurants.  Our family-favorite is Le Bouchon Givrotin, a small, family-run restaurant serving traditional Burgundian dishes with a home-cooked goodness and a minimum of flair.  Tasty dishes at amazingly reasonable prices are served either a la carte, or in several prix-fixe menus ranging from €14 – €27 (prices vary during the seasons).  The owners are tremendously nice and generous (being the kind of people who remember your Son likes to collect swizzle-sticks and bringing out a few new-shaped specimens when you arrive).

When they close the Rue de la Republique in Givry, you can grab your tables and take them to the street for dining!

When they close the Rue de la Republique in Givry, you can grab your tables and take them to the street for dining!

The wine list contains a handful of local wines (white and red) from Givry and some neighboring villages priced perfectly with the menus, with the most expensive red costing around €45 at most.  The menu changes seasonally, and always satisfies with nicely prepared, delicious dishes presented without the fanfare you pay extra for in towns like Beaune.  Restaurant Le Bouchon Givrotin feels like home and you’re always welcome.

A post over at Lannae’s blog has a report of her visit to Le Bouchon Givrotin, so you can read about her visit (and see some photos) and judge for yourself.  We love this little restaurant, as much for the things it is not, as well as the things it is!

Check them out if you’re looking for dinner in Givry.

Enjoying a young 2006 Volnay (Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey - Excellent!) in the streets of Givry.

Enjoying a young 2006 Volnay (Domaine Christophe Vaudoisey - Excellent!) in the streets of Givry. Note the most-excellent swizzle-stick on the left.

Dining in the streets of Givry.

Dining in the streets of Givry.

Contact:

Le Bouchon Givrotin
5 RUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE
71640 Givry
+33 03.85.44.31.84

Tiny storefront of La Cadole - Givry France

Tiny storefront of La Cadole - Givry France

Tucked into a tiny storefront along the one-way main street of the small village of Givry in the Côte Chalonnaise of Bourgogne is the cute and cozy “La Codole” restaurant. Basically 4 tables of different sizes are available, and the atmosphere is comfortable, friendly and cozy. La Cadole is family run and serves locally-sourced, traditional Burgundian and specialty dishes. Of course, local Givry red and white wines are featured for your meal.  The menu, like the restaurant, is small, but nicely appointed and successful.

We had originally were going to have dinner across the street at Le Bouchon Givrotin (one of our favorite traditional Burgundian cuisine restaurants…another story about it to come in a later post! See another traveler’s review with photos of Le Bouchon Givrotin by clicking here), but they were closed that night, so we walked across to La Cadole instead.

The family Ducrot (I think it is owned by the Ducrot family) takes pride in being friendly and cheerful (at least to we foreigners who live in the neigboring village).  You can start your meal with an apertif from La Maison, have your meal and dessert, and you may be offered the “local tea” after diner. The “local tea” is Marc de Bourgogne – a brandy-like “L’eau-de-vie” spirit made from the “pomace” (wine skins, seeds, pulp left over after wine grapes are processed into wine) of wine making. Marc is usually aged between 12 and 20 years in oak barrels. La Cadole is definitely worth a stop if you are looking for a quiet, cozy little local restaurant serving local dishes in a fresh style without pretension.  Yummy and satisfying dinner served in a nice atmosphere.  We will definitely come back.

Jennifer describes her question to the waiter graphically while Becky translates quietly.

Jennifer describes her question to the waiter graphically while Becky translates quietly. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)

Givry 1er Cru is served between escargot and a salad

Givry 1er Cru is served between escargot and a salad. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)

Our friendly waiter describes the desserts to an excited customer.

Our friendly waiter describes the desserts to an excited customer. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)

Eric ponders the bookshelf behind our table as a bottle of Givry 1er Cru is opened.

Eric ponders the bookshelf behind our table as a bottle of Givry 1er Cru is opened. (photo by Victor Salvo - http://www.victorsalvo.com)