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Chez Hippeau, Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville

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1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, Amboise, France
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  • 44
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  • 36
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful meal for a rainy day

We got to Amboise and went directly to the castle. Couple of minutes later a heavy rain started falling and we had to go somewhere, for no particular reason we chose this place and boy, we chose wisely. The place has an excellent location - between the La Loire river and the Amboise castle. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
Guy K
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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  • Families with children
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We got to Amboise and went directly to the castle. Couple of minutes later a heavy rain started falling and we had to go somewhere, for no particular reason we chose this place and boy, we chose wisely. The place has an excellent location - between the La Loire river and the Amboise castle. The waiter was very kind and... More 

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New Forest
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

As per previous reviews this one is best missed, we had very average to poor meal served by staff who just could not care - very sad as location is great. Other night we ate at cheap bar 100m along the road away from Chateau that despite appearances was great. Lovely town and lots of better choices for food.

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Cahors
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Friendly if slow service in a cramped, canteen like, dining room. Food was OK but in view of the environment we left after one course. Avoid, there are better places within a few minutes walk.

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Spring, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

A quiet restaurant just off the side of the Chateau Amboise. There is a fairly good selection of salads as well as full course meals. The grande salads are very large and tasty. For a real treat follow your meal with a great dessert. We recommend the Pain Perdu. Staff are friendly and speak English. This restaurant is a good... More 

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Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very nice place very close to the castle (but not directly across from the entrance) We sat inside their very lovely and sunny dining area and had some amazing beef tartar and delicious wine. Highly recommended!

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Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My wife and I had the € 23 set menu and were very happy with both the food and service. In particular the young man who served us was very helpful with both the translations as well as the prompt service. The meals were by tasty and different and the atmosphere outside was great. For Australians who are not renowned... More 

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Gloucestershire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is one to avoid. Despite a nice setting with an interesting menu the food and service are not good enough and are frankly poor quality. There are better options available a few yards further up the same street.

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Milan, Italy
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

After a day spent visiting the castle and Da Vinci's house, we really hoped in a classic french brasserie to taste something of the place. First of all they quote on a chalkboard outside the restaurant '30 minutes express service'. We understood later that it means '30 minutes to have first course'. Service poor, slow, wine was served only with... More 

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Mauguio, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the first restaurant on the road up to the chateau, just walk past. The quality isn't good no matter what it says outside. The are far better ones to go to.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

the place was nice ; traditional onion soup , very good ; a hippo burger which was made of good minced meat, melted Camembert and a gentle tasting strips of beacon . The ceasar salad was plenty , but average . the was some doing with the waiters and the seating which was a little annoying .

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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