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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Fab pave de bouef

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Le Quiou, France
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21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Monday and people turned away. Friendly and chatty service altho slow. No one seemed to mind. Old authentic decor w old frieze on stairs wall. Nice discounted bottle of touraine Rabelais red (lighting) and stout food. Presentation and seasoning could have been better and three bean veg accompaniment was a bit stewed. But all part of a good days paddling... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Recommended by the hotel as it is open on a Monday night, as finding restaurants that are open on Monday's can be a problem. It took some finding, but worth the effort. A traditional restaurant in the old part of the town, with good service, and nice choices. Very busy, but maybe because it was Monday. The food was above... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Visited on a week day evening during a week long Loire valley holiday. The positives were the service was very nice and the starters very tasty. Also the chocolate mouse very good. The place was quite old fashioned and the cuisine reflected that. My main course a very heavy pork and bean dish and one disappointing vegetarian main course which... More 

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Additional Information about Le Castelet

Address: 40, rue Saint-Lubin, 41000 Blois, France
Phone Number: +33 2 54 74 66 09
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Blois
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 41
Cuisine: Vegetarian, French

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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: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Special occasions

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?