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Le Lion d'Or

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17 Quai Charles Guinot, 37400 Amboise Amboise, France
0247570023
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 139
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  • 128
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very enjoyable meal

We had a very nice meal which was good value Service was good and the meals beautifully presented. The room lacked a bit of atmosphere but the food more than compensated. We recommend booking

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
wanderer1000
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice meal which was good value Service was good and the meals beautifully presented. The room lacked a bit of atmosphere but the food more than compensated. We recommend booking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Quite a nice restaurant. Not overly expensive. Food was enjoyable, staff were friendly. Dress standard is smart casual but atmosphere felt very formal.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

WE had an excellent meal here, with very good service. The staff are friendly and helpful and the cooking is really fine, using excellent ingredients.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

There are lots of little restaurants in the bustling main street just outside the castle. The Lion d'Or is a short walk away, by the river, and is a quiet old restaurant, with a tastefully decorated dining room. The prix fixe menus are good, as is the service.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Enjoy our meal. We were initially taken aback when we entered but as it look like a cafe but then they showed us into the dining room. A fairly good meal.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Came at the recommendation of our hotel Manior de Minimes. They could only seat us in the side room, which I much preferred because of it's modern decor over the main room. What a lovely surprise! Almost all the tables were French speakers, always a good sign. The service was warm and welcoming. The wine list full of the best... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Flies flying around, very hot in the restaurant despite an air con. Spider webs in the lamp shades over our table. Food not very appealing after seeing flies...

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Midland, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We ate here on our first night in Amboise and enjoyed it very much. We got great service, a very nice meal and couldn't have more pleased by the prices. The fixed price menus are an incredible bargain compared to the high quality of the food and the wine list had a very nice selection of moderately priced wines. I... More 

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Warwickshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

While staying a few nights in Amboise in June it was our 41st wedding anniversary. A few months earlier I had asked the hotel we were staying at to recommend a nearby restaurant. They recommended Le Lior D’Or on Quai Charles Guinot which was about 10 minutes’ walk away. I made a reservation via the internet for their main restaurant.... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Recommended by out hotel, we really enjoyed this dinner tremendously. While the service was very formal, the dress was not and the atmosphere was relaxed. I absolutely LOVED my appetizer of chilled white asparagus soup with goat cheese "ice cream" in the middle. The Duck was delicious. We also highly recommend the cheese cart -- it was so difficult to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Quai Charles Guinot, 37400 Amboise Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: 0247570023

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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