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You only get what you order!!!

Ordering Steak

Many people get confused when ordering steak, again as the French have a different regime to the British. So I would advise that you read this section carefully as you may well have your steak served in way you did not expect it.


  • Bleu - Cooked on a very hot grill for 1 minute on each side.
  • Saignant - Meaning bloody. Very rare, but cooked slightly longer on the second side than a ‘bleu’ steak.
  • À point - rare for British standards. This implies that a steak is cooked a little longer than a ‘Saignant’ one.
  • Bien cuit ‘well cooked’- This level will still often have some pinkness in the middle of the meat. A ‘bien cuit steak’ is cooked until the juices run brown on the surface of the steak.
  • Très bien cuit (!) - should get you a steak that is totally cooked through In our opinion - inedible......

We would advise people to talk to the waiter/Maitre d’Hôtes and explain whether they like their meat bloody, cooked through etc”. It is worth a couple of minutes' chat in order to get your steak exactly how you like it.

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