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Le Bistrot du Forum – Reims, France

July 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Le Bistrot du Forum - Reims, France Le Bistrot du Forum - Reims, France Le Bistrot du Forum - Reims, France
A local french bistro just off the main pedestrian walkway near the centre of Reims, this bistro with a red awning was recommended by the sommelier at Veuve Clicquot – in fact, he said that the fries were the main attraction. So – after a 25-minute walk from Veuve Clicquot back to the centre of town, the hungry three descended upon Bistro du Forum for a leisurely lunch.

We all had the burger & fries – it all sounds very North American – but this was still billed as the famous burger on the menu.

How was it? Well – the staff were friendly and sat us quickly. Inside is pretty much the usual bistro appearances – wood tables and chairs, posters on the walls. The burger was great – huge by any standards, with a slice of apple, mayo, fresh lettuce – all the good fixings. The fries – after having been talked up by the sommelier at the winery – were a bit of a disappointment. Maybe it was just the chef’s day off, but these weren’t anything special. They hadn’t been double-fried, and were actually a big on the soggy side. Tasty yes, but with the wrong consistency.

Unfortunately, the Forum area in Reims is undergoing some construction right now, so we didn’t have a great view – but there is a nice outdoor patio area and on a sunny day, for a place to go for a beer and a burger, Le Bistro is just fine.

Bottom line: pretty standard bistro fare; a nice place for lunch on a sunny day

Le Bistrot du Forum
Open 9am – 12:30am 7 days/week
6, place du Forum, 51100 Reims, France
Tel: 03 26 47 56 58

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