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Le Shaker

3 Quai Francois Tissard, 37400 Amboise, France
+33 2 47 23 24 26
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Ranked #10 of 64 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Dessert, Bistro, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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86% Recommend
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montana
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This was one of the worst restaurants we have ever been to whether in Europe or the States. We should have gotten the hint that no one seemed to be eating anything there. Granted the view was lovely and the drinks (except for a filthy glass) were fine, but go elsewhere to eat!

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PASCALE B, Responsable relations clients at Le Shaker, responded to this review

Dear Sir We are so sorry you had been disappointed about our BAR COCKTAILS GLACIER Our establishment is opening for 24 years old and had never been classified as a restaurant but as a BAR COCKTAILS. The outside sign of THE SHAKER is mentioning BAR COCKTAILS and NOT RESTAURANT. You should have read on our drinks list (more than 150... More

Mauguio, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is really a bar with a few nibbles. The caesar salad is really good. If you are looking for a restaurant, this isn't it, but if you want icream, do go. The cocktails are great, the ice creams are amazing, the view is the best anywhere in Amboise and the staff are wonderful. You can ask for a blanket... More

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Toulouse, France
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This bar is on the island in the middle of the Loire river looking towards the Chateau walls on the opposite river bank. What great views, and sometimes the Chateau walls are light up after dark, limited menu but a massive bar list. The cocktails come in large buckets!

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Perth, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Stopped in for a cocktail and for the great view of the château. So much choice but husband and I went for champagne based ones, the framboise was delicious. Cost 10.50 Euros each. Also shared a tasty cheese tart. Drinks came with a fabulous complimentary bar snack ( olives, little toasts with goat cheese and some crudités and dip). Highly... More

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Holland, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The view from Le Shaker is unbeatable in Amboise , overlooking the chateaux right across the river. However, the french toast style dessert made this place worthy of going back night after night. You can't go wrong with any of the desserts but we found the recommendation by Phillipe (owner?) to be the best dessert that any in our group... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a great dinner with our two young daughters there. It's a funky pub/restaurant that treated our kids like princesses. The chocolate fondue and cheese tart are especially delicious. The music was fun, and had us bouncing and laughing in our seats. Highly recommended for a very reasonably priced, delicious meal!

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Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our group of six found this to be a perfect place to celebrate our arrival in chateau country. The food and the service were just what we needed after our travels. Beer on tap, good wine, nice food.

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Sydney, Australia
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159 reviews 159 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

During our 4 nights in Amboise, we visited Le Shaker twice for pre-dinner drinks and nibbles. It was the perfect spot to enjoy the unsurpassed views of the town as the setting sun cast its rays on the walls of the castle. Only en France can you go to a place for a pre-dinner drink and the ‘house’ champagne is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

We can wholeheartedly recommend le shaker for anyone staying in amboise and looking for a pre- or post-dinner drink. Come for an aperitif and enjoy generously filled glasses of wine and a plat of charcuterie or come after dinner to enjoy huge cocktails with an unrivaled view of the chateau d'amboise. The staff is sweet, attentive, and moves at lightning... More

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Atascadero, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Wonderful wines and delicious mixed drinks. The desserts were hedonistic and the view across the river to the chateau of Amboise was stunning. As the sun went down the chateau turned a perfect golden color. Location, location, location equaled by first class food and drink.

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