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Chez Hippeau, Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville

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1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, Amboise, France
0247572630
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Not a place to linger

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Alan L
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Cahors
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  • Families with children
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nice, France
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We just stopped by to have lunch in Amboise, where we found this restaurant. It had a three-course lunch which was very tasty and served by a friendly and smiling servant. That was a good advertisment for this town.

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Shanghai, China
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We were driving past on the way to tour some nearby chateaux, spotted this place from the road and thought it looked nice. The Menu and pricing looked good. The restaurant interior itself is nice enough, but the service was quite slow and they forgot one guest's orders (same as another friend's -- who curiously is a native French speaker....)... More 

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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 et 3 rue Francois 1er, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: 0247572630

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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