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“Excellent bistro”
Review of bistrot des fleurs

bistrot des fleurs
Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Vernon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Cozy informal place, about 25 covers; bistro with wine bar. One guy doing everything for the front of the house, and doing it well. Mostly full with the French on a Friday night, only one other table with a couple of Americans.

No printed menu; daily offering on several chalk boards; six or seven options for each course. The night we went starters included oysters on the half-shell, escargot casserole, tomato/mozzarella and the simple but perfect large portion of smoked salmon we both had. Main courses were a large portion of beef tartare, a couple of fish options, veal blanquette, half roast lobster. We had a very good beef pavé with green peppercorn sauce, and the andouillette because we had never had it, and many of the French were whaling away at it. If you are unfamiliar with it, think French chitterling sausage. We finished most of it, but strike one off the bucket list.
Very good pavlova and a successful creme brûlée with a hint of saffron wrapped things up to our considerable satisfaction.
Being a wine bar as well as restaurant, there are nice options to drink; fifteen or more each of whites and reds by the glass, and a good bottle list. We asked for a full-bodied Rhone and were guided to a perfect Côtes du Rhone that was a steal at 25€.
A very good value for three courses, two glasses of champagne, the bottle of red and coffees. Kind efficient service. For the genre, best in class.

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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We were staying in nearby Giverny for three nights and wanted to a different restaurant each evening. This was our first visit to Vernon, and from Giverny it was a dramatic arrival. We'd forgotten the Seine was so close and to get into Vernon from our side you have to cross the river. It's one-way. The restaurant is just the other side of the bridge. Parking was straightforward- just a little further up. Free parking in an otherwise pay zone, as we were after 6.30pm. The restaurant from outside looks quite ordinary, but on this Wednesday evening, inside it was busy. Small restaurant and typically for its size the tables are close together. Good wine list- by the glass or bottle. A la carte menu available. All reasonably priced. The food was very good, cooked to perfection and well presented. Portions were for us spot on, but for big eaters probably not enough. I had a millefeuille of crab to begin with. Not the pastry kind. More interestingly of beetroot with fresh crab. Delicious as was my main dish - a pavé. I'm not really a dessert person, but had some gorgeous sorbets. Four possible desserts to choose from. Worth a visit for quality and value.

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Thank Mixiewing
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

Harengs à l'huile and Andouillettes make for a very satisfying and VERY French lunch. A bottle of Beuajolais and a home made Clafoutis, all for €90 for two is great value.

Thank QuercusRobur47
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Reviewed 13 January 2015

After visiting Monet's garden at Giverny we rode our bikes back to Vernon to have lunch at Bistro des Fleurs. The food was very good, even if not as copious as we are used to. We didn't need to eat a lot anyway. They served a lovely amuse bouche - a thick green soup. Didn't know what it was, but it was delicious. Entrées were crottin de chèvre, and our plats were pintade, with white rice and a cake of cabbage mixed with something else, which also was very good. The sauce with the pintade was excellent. We did not have time for dessert, unfortunately.

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Thank SEBCville
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Reviewed 14 October 2014

We stumbled across this restaurant in a small pedestrian street having had a wander around Vernon, it appears we found the back of the restaurant and saw a few tables being put out, we asked and yes OK we can have a table. Menu and wine list was brought to us on a chalk board, great selection on both.
The remaining tables quickly filled up with locals always a good sign.
We had some good food and fabulous wine with good service, only moment was a drummer decided to practice in the basement of a house opposite but didn't last long he was rubbish!!
A good unexpected find.

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Thank Garry M
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