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40, rue Saint-Lubin, 41000 Blois, France
+33 2 54 74 66 09
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12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Description: Home made food in menus that are changed four times a year. Junior and...
Home made food in menus that are changed four times a year. Junior and vegetable menus available. Specialized in Touraine cooking. Large wine list, some of them could be ordered by glass. Near Loire and castle.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food

Here with family including fussy veggie daughter. All good for meat and fish eaters. We came because there was a veggie menu: it was a bit disappointing: included omelette but thank God not veggie lasagne. Everyone else happy. Tad expensive for my liking €100 for 4 without any drinks.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
QueenFnaar
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

They say that good word of mouth publicity is worth more than any other form of advertising and Le Castelet certainly gets good word of mouth. Our hotel recommended the restaurant as a good example of the local food, friendly and not too expensive. Well it was everything they said plus, plus, plus. The food is an exquisite example of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Here with family including fussy veggie daughter. All good for meat and fish eaters. We came because there was a veggie menu: it was a bit disappointing: included omelette but thank God not veggie lasagne. Everyone else happy. Tad expensive for my liking €100 for 4 without any drinks.

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Sydney, Australia
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant came as a recommendation from the hotel. And I hva to say rightfully so. Got a voucher even for a free kir - which is some sort of prune liquor. Very delicious. The food was absolutely marvellous and well presented. This is a family run restaurant which is also very popular with the locals. Be sure to arrive... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

It was 2008 and I just looked this place up again, things may have changed. But 4 of my best friends all agree, that this food was no exaggeration the best thing we had ever eaten, and I have eaten a lot of fine meals before and since. I dream of going back again, and I can still taste the... More 

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Aspley Guise
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is a little gem of a restaurant. We stumbled across it on a recent trip to Blois and decided to pop in for lunch. The vast majority of customers were local (always a good sign) but our host nevertheless spoke English and Italian and made us tourists welcome. The menu was also available in English for those without French... More 

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Bendigo, Australia
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We walked in off the street after the Saturday market were served promptly and efficiently. The food was very good and well prepared. It was an AFD so didn't have wine but it looked a good list. Would like to go back! Highly recommended.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

24 hours after we ate there, my daughter is still sick! We know it was the 'goat' meat becasue as she was eating it we noticed how they left the stamp of the skin and it tasted AWFUL. But my daughter feeling obligated kept eating it a bit even though it tasted funny. She has been throwing up for two... More 

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antemortem46, Gérant at Le Castelet, responded to this review

It's possible not to like our meals but to write a mouthful of meat could siken yout daughter isn't serious. First our meal are controled by independant laboratory, second all our meat are cooked quickly after be bought and young goat is cooked a rather long time third nobody was siken after a diner in our restaurant but we cannot... More 

Hobart, Australia
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stumbled on Le Castelet after finding that the restaurant next door had closed. Fortunately we turned up early and were accommodated (later arrivals were sent packing as LC was booked out by locals). The carte is extensive with a plate by plate choice and then two choices of menu that also offered a fair bit of choice. We tried... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We pre booked which turned out to be essential on a Saturday. They were very busy and our initial reaction was not good. We waited over 40 minutes before our order was taken. However the food was very different from a "standard" menu and tasted very good. And it was not over priced. Set in an old part of town... More 

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Berwickshire
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

To its credit this restaurant has a vegetarian menu, almost unknown in France! It is located in a very old building in the centre of Blois and the service was charming and efficient. My husband was slightly disappointed with his pork main course, but my salmon was beautifully cooked. There is a fashion for "crumble" desserts and patisserie in France... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40, rue Saint-Lubin, 41000 Blois, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Blois
  • Phone Number: +33 2 54 74 66 09

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 41
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget

Description

Home made food in menus that are changed four times a year. Junior and vegetable menus available. Specialized in Touraine cooking. Large wine list, some of them could be ordered by glass. Near Loire and castle.
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?