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Le Shaker

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Dessert, Bistro, Wine Bar
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3 Quai Francois Tissard, 37400 Amboise, France
+33 2 47 23 24 26
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating

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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Unexpected incredible evening

After being told the bar on our campsite was closed we wondered down the street to find this little gem. We stopped here mainly due to the view but the atmosphere was incredible. The cocktails were initially a little expensive but when we saw the size of them and the taste they were worth every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Nikki B
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You can't beat the view of Amboise from this location and it is well worth the 9 euro per cocktail price tag even if you just order one. The cocktails are huge and prolific but all very similar. Lots of juice, light on the alcohol. Go before dinner while the sun is setting for the best light on the castle,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

After being told the bar on our campsite was closed we wondered down the street to find this little gem. We stopped here mainly due to the view but the atmosphere was incredible. The cocktails were initially a little expensive but when we saw the size of them and the taste they were worth every cent. The food was amazing... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

What a great place for cocktails! So many different cocktails to choose from that it was hare to make up our minds! We really enjoyed this place. The view is amazing and the staff are so friendly and attentive. We also had a cheese plate which was delicious and the tex mex plate which was great also. A great evening!

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Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A great island restaurant/bar with an unbeatable view from the patio toward the south shore of the Loire. Excellent mixed drinks, and a wait staff that have a sense of humor and provide excellent service without being overly attentive. Prices were reasonable. We were a group of 8 that came for drinks but, looking at the tables around us, thought... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Perfect setting to sit by the river and have a drink. Super friendly staff. The desserts are worth splurging on.

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Ottawa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great ambiance overlooking the Loire with the Chateau as a back drop. Nice reasonably priced dishes to choose from, all served up with humour and a 'stay as long as you like attitude' by Philippe. Open till 3am. Closed Mondays.

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montana
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Quai Francois Tissard, 37400 Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 23 24 26

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?