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l'Herbe Rouge

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Le bourg, 41120 Valaire, France
02 54 44 98 14
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Perfect lunch in the shade by the river

Simply prepared fresh food with a Mediterranean accent, and good local wine, make this a great spot for lunch, especially outdoors by the river. It is just slightly out of the way, but not far from many of the sights and attractions in the Loire Valley. The service was welcoming and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2010
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English first
Martinborough, New Zealand
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This place was recommended by the DK travel book. We went after visiting The Chaumont sur Loire garden festival nearby. The Menu du Jour was Hummus w Courgette galettes, Carpaccio of Beef and Strawberry soup for dessert - all for Euro14.50. It was delicious ! Valaire is a quiet country village, the atmosphere is delightful.

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Middelburg, The Netherlands
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Tonight, for the first time in many years I left a French restaurant with a feeling of disappointment. Yet we set off with high expectations - a cosy dining room in the French countryside, lovely terrace, a slightly quaint, bric-a-brac style of furnishing - but the first uncertainties came with the slate shown to us... which offered not much to... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lovely traditional bistro with very friendly staff and gite/apartments at only 80 euros/night. Excellent cuisine at very reasonable prices, and full most evenings with French- a good sign. Over a long weekend we worked our way through the menu with no disappointments. Splendid cave to pick your wine including good selection of Loire, particularly local Cheveny. Excellent location for chateaux... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Spent 2 days for the wine tasting at this adorable restaurant in Valaire. Cecile has an amazing hand at cuisine- her blanquette de veau is out of this world. The mi-cuit chocolate gateaux are like a dream. She was so sweet to give me, hand -written, some of her recipes. Can't wait to try them when I get home. Will... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

Nice place, lovely terrace, the small river slowly passing next to the tables, interesting location not far from Blois... So many positive elements for this restaurant! But the experience was poor, mainly because of the service that was really deceiving. We reserved a table but had to wait 10 minutes before having our seats, then 10 minutes more to see... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

Such potential! Beautiful location, everything is so promising. The food is awful. Poulet Fermier was a boiled chicken wing with a bit of white chicken. Two of my close friends live in V. and hang their heads in shame at the poor show this is.

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Chicago
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2010

Simply prepared fresh food with a Mediterranean accent, and good local wine, make this a great spot for lunch, especially outdoors by the river. It is just slightly out of the way, but not far from many of the sights and attractions in the Loire Valley. The service was welcoming and English-speaking, and the prices were very reasonable

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Le bourg, 41120 Valaire, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Valaire
  • Phone Number: 02 54 44 98 14

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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