Opened last May on the side of the rue du 22 Novembre, the Street Butcher has given way to La Cuvette de Bouillons, a bar-restaurant full of originality that smells good of the 80s and 90s, the game of pinball and good food granny dishes. With its two bars on two floors, its central slide and its style that crosses the ages, we are definitely at the home of a granny who knows how to entertain. We wanted to take a look at the decoration, the menu and the organized bric-a-brac of La Cuvette and we give you some insights.
La Cuvette de Bouillons (you get the pun) is one of this year’s lovely novelties. Located in a pedestrianized and recently transformed rue du 22 Novembre, it’s the meeting place for those who want to have a bite to eat or have a drink without spending too much, in an atmosphere that smells of conviviality and a return to childhood.
A real concept, a heterogeneous decor that is unlike any other and lovely surprises on all floors, the place has a real identity. Plus it’s huge. it therefore seems perfect for bringing together all generations of Strasbourg residents.
A bar-restaurant in the form of a playroom for older children
The idea here is a return to childhood and nostalgia. Whether it’s the mottled dishes, the mismatched furniture or the accumulations of objects from yesteryear, this little kitsch side full of light and overflowing colors gives a real cachet, and it will remind us all of something or someone. We are at the same time in a guinguette, at our grandmother’s and in a flea market, and the generations born during or before the 90s will necessarily find an object that will teleport them into a memory full of tenderness.. Original, reassuring and full of good vibes, it’s a place that makes you want to spend the day there with your group of friends, and you can feel that the FHB team (the owners of the place) had fun propose a place with a real signature.
But it’s not just the timeless decor and atmosphere that takes us back to childhood. On the first floor, for example, there is a real games room with its own bar. It has a pool table, a small old-fashioned games bar and a pinball machine (one of the only ones in town). But the main attraction, you understood, it’s this huge slide that will take you back to the ground floor without having to go down the steps. The start is obviously on the first floor, a good way to appropriate all the space of the Cuvette. Another little pleasure that gives another dimension to this place between bar, restaurant and games room for all. Moreover, like any self-respecting games room, La Cuvette is open non-stop every day until 1:30 a.m., perfect for popping in unexpectedly, playing a game and meeting people. .
Good meals at low prices, inspired by our grannies
Conviviality and a return to childhood are also found on the plate. On the menu, we are obviously offered ham shells, small roasted cockerel or apple donuts, but also a whole range of small homemade brasserie dishes such as beef tartare, burgers, ribs, fish and chips or the essential planks. And every Monday, we will find a different menu of the week on the slate with each time two starters, three main courses including one vegetarian and two desserts, all for €15.90 for the full menu. In terms of value for money, here too, the team has gone all out. And of course, who says bar says beers and small alcoholic festivities. On tap, you will find a selection of beers (obviously mostly Meteor), as well as two or three originalities.
You understood it, La Cuvette des Bouillons, it is both a bar, a playground and a real brasserie inspired by Parisian broths, plus a truly quirky identity. Some may find the DNA of the late Mémé in the Ortilles (a bar-restaurant in the Krutenau), others still will believe themselves in a Tubi Tuba-style games room with alcohol allowed, and still others will find their canteen of the day and a proposal of reassuring dishes which also makes the originality of the restaurant. With its little cocoon, its large space, its huge stammtish-style tables, and its good vibes, it’s a perfect place to meet up and laugh together during the long winter evenings that are coming soon.
The little ones and the big ones +
- Between old-school sounds, French variety, disco and hip hop, the playlist is made with care and it feels good (it’s rare enough to be underlined)
- The pint of blonde is 4€ at any time
- You can still enjoy the covered terrace
- The opening hours are wide and allow us to change air at any time of the day.
- The value for money of the dishes is not bad at all (from 9€ to 16€)
- If you smell the popcorn in the street, that’s where it comes from, besides, the selection of desserts and sweets at low prices is a real plus
- Every Sunday from 11 a.m., it’s brunch with a well-stocked all-you-can-eat buffet
- We are in a place that brings people together and above all that does not take itself seriously at all
The Bowl of Broths
8 November 22 Street
Open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. every day (except Sunday from 11 a.m.)
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