Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

While in France, enjoy discounts on restaurants.

While in France, enjoy discounts on restaurants.

Aug 2nd, 2010, 06:47 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,632
While in France, enjoy discounts on restaurants.

There is a new website called la Fourchette where you can book your restaurant table and I noticed some of them offer big discounts (50% on La Dame d'Aquitaine in Dijon for ex)
There are quite a few in Paris also so have a look and save on your bill!
http://www.lafourchette.com/
For Paris http://www.lafourchette.com/w/restau...SC&is_search=1
A bit hard to navigate sometimes but it may be worth it...
cocofromdijon is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 07:38 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,324
It's great, thanks.

Love just looking at a different list of restaurants instead of the tried and true.
susanna is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 07:45 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,339
Unless MacDonalds or FLUNCH are on the list it will not aid me - but yes thanks to Coco for taking time to post.
PalenQ is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 07:56 AM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,632
No MacDo I'm sorry, but you may search for Michelin rated restaurants, or for a birthday party for ex.
With "Mots clés" keywords at the bottom of the index, you may choose from a list the kind of restaurant you'd like (romantic, wine tasting, garden...)
No need to give credit card details, that is what I like
cocofromdijon is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:05 AM
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 78,339
might be just what some friends of mine going to Paris might want to investigate.
PalenQ is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:17 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4,827
ttt
nukesafe is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 4,997
Wow, wish I were there, Coco; great discounts! Immediately I saw three restaurants where I have dined. I especially liked Au Gourmand on rue Moliere.
grandmere is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 01:07 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4,827
Coco, I'm able to figure out most of the site, but am bit puzzled by the "Avis" column in the listings. Is that some sort of rating system? What does the number mean? It does not appear to have any relationship to the number of stars in that column, or the price level in other columns.
nukesafe is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 02:49 PM
  #9  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4,827
OK, as soon as I asked the question I knew I was going to fee stupid for asking it. A simple trip to my dictionary shows that the number indicates number of reviews that star rating is based upon. "Avis" means "review".

Color me dumb ---

nukesafe is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 03:53 PM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 52,689
hi coco,

thanks for posting this- shame we just got back!

DH will be accusing me of being more of a planner than ever if i start suggesting we use this.

there are worse things to be accused of, i suppose!
annhig is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 04:32 PM
  #11  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 2
Going to Paris in two weeks with the family. Thanks for the tip!!
ABEC is offline  
Aug 2nd, 2010, 05:26 PM
  #12  
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,137
Fantastic, thank you!
rosetravels is offline  
Aug 18th, 2010, 12:45 AM
  #13  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,632
Tried it yesterday in Dijon and it worked with no problem, saved 40€ on a 97€ bill
cocofromdijon is offline  
Aug 26th, 2010, 09:34 AM
  #14  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,632
Same website in English http://www.thefork.com
cocofromdijon is offline  
Aug 26th, 2010, 09:57 AM
  #15  
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 4,827
That is a fine site, Coco. I especially like the feature that lets you see your choices in a category on a map. Very handy.

Like all similar sites, however, I will take their reviews with a grain of salt. If you notice, the overall rating of almost all of them is very high. I think one should also check with different, perhaps more independent, sites and with Fodor's for other opinions.
nukesafe is offline  
Aug 26th, 2010, 10:03 AM
  #16  
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 7,525
Chez Francis is on the list...and mine.
Michel_Paris is offline  
Aug 26th, 2010, 10:04 AM
  #17  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,632
Hi Dick! You're right, but I can tell you they ask people who book through their website to rate the restaurant (service, food, cleanliness, noise etc...) What annoys me a little is that DH rated and also wrote a comment but they put the rating only. The best thing is to find restaurants you already know or heard about and take advantage of their discount if any.
cocofromdijon is offline  
Aug 26th, 2010, 10:06 AM
  #18  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 20,672
Hi coco,
Nice to see your name here. We're off to London next week but will probably be in Paris for a few days so this will come in handy. Say hi to your boys for us!
gtg
goddesstogo is online now  
Aug 26th, 2010, 10:17 AM
  #19  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 2,632
Wow you're off to London, at last! You must be very excited, lucky you! Maybe I'll see you when I go to London next April (I cross my fingers) Bon voyage H and R !
cocofromdijon is offline  
Aug 26th, 2010, 11:51 AM
  #20  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 20,672
No such luck, coco -- we'll only be there till mid December. :'( But I'm sure we'll be back in France before long for a longer stay. We've been talking about three weeks or a month in Aix en Provence in a couple of years.
goddesstogo is online now  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:25 PM.