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Brasserie de l'Univers

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8 Place Jean Jaures, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 05 50 92
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07:00 - 01:00
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Toronto, Canada
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569 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I usually stay away from these big places unless it's for coffee or a drink. I took a chance and well, I'll stay away from these big places, with seating for a coupke of hundred and a large menu. We sat outside, pleasant enough, the interior is quite spectacular but it was loud and crowded. We were served promptly, our... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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47 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Lovely setting looking at the beautiful Hotel de Ville in the background. I ordered a Mariniere and steak. Both tasted good. Service was quick and excellent. Price are very reasonable

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187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived late - almost 9pm - and although other diners arrived after us, we had the impression the waiting staff would have preferred to finish up for the night! Although efficient, they were not particularly friendly or engaging. No matter, we were hungry! Confit and pizza we ordered were both good. Accompanied by an excellent local wine, a red... More 

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Mirepoix, France
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175 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

There had been a big event on and the place was very busy. The staff were still very efficient and the food was great. We ate outside and enjoyed watching all the road cleaning going on after the Grand Braderie!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Dull food, thrown together with no great care or love. I thought this kind of place would always be able to produce straightforward food prepared with the competence you expect of French catering, but I can honestly say that I'd rather take my chances with an English pub these days than the venerable French brasserie. Much of the food seems... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The final leg of our French Holiday saw us stop in Tours for lunch and I'm glad we stopped here... Walking along the boulevard we came upon the imposing Hotel De Ville, and nestled opposite with a commanding view was the Brasserie de l'Univers. There were tables free so we decided to eat there. Despite the fact that there was... More 

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CA
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166 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stayed at nearby hotel, walked to this restaurant in the corner. Ordered escargot and mussel. Both are very delicious. Mussel is very fresh and sweet without any sauce/seasoning. Prices is cheap. It is across street from the beautiful city hall.

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Waterford, Ireland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Had wonderful meal here with my husband after sight seeing in tours. Lovely setting looking at the beautiful Hotel de Ville in the background. Good excellent , I had moules mariniére with fries, husband had chicken burger. Dessert very good however the moelleux au chocolat was a little over-cooked for my husband. Overall to be recommended . Price of 2... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A really fun happy hour and substantial snacks to accompany the drinks. Perhaps the most entertaining part of the outdoor dining was watching tourists dodge the cars to get a quick snap of the magnificent Hotel de Ville.We ate here 2 nights, loved the pizzas. The inside dining was better food and the service excellent.

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Sydney, Australia
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175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

I can't rave enough about this restaurant. Other restaurant Owners around France should come here just to experience how a great restaurant can be run. Terrific food. Great choices. Excellent value. Efficient, friendly service. Impressive decor. You just feel comfortable here, and you want to come back. An "Institution" for locals and tourists. Established 1846.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Bar, European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 01:00
Thursday
07:00 - 01:00
Friday
07:00 - 01:00
Saturday
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Place Jean Jaures, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 05 50 92

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?