Cheap French cafe serving all-you-can-eat buffet in Michelin star mix-up

Wokmen's cafe Bouche a Oreille has been overwhelmed since earning the prestigious star

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Bouche a Oreille cafe, France

A cheap restaurant in a French town has been "swamped" with diners after it was mistakenly awarded a Michelin star.

Waiters at workmen's cafe Bouche à Oreille in Bourges say they've been worked off their feet after the eatery was featured in the 2017 versions of the Guide Michelin France.

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Veronique Jacquet, who runs Bouche à Oreille, told Le Parisien: "I don't have much space and there are only four waiters."

The cheap and cheerful cafe serves an all-you-can-eat buffet with wine and dessert for just €12.50.

Claire Dorland-Clauzel, at Guide Michelin, told the newspaper that Bouche à Oreille was mistaken for another restaurant with the same name.

The Bouche à Oreille in Essonne, Boutervilliers, serves up the likes of lobster, Champagne and chocolate pear for €48.

Chef Aymeric Dreux at the real Michelin-starred restaurant said: "It was a little boo-boo that caused no harm and was corrected. The whole thing made us laugh."

Dorland-Clauzel said: "We apologised to the two establishments and we are sorry to have misled our clients."

The mistake appeared on the website, not the printed version of the guide.

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