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Les Banquettes Rouges

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16, rue des Trois Marchands, 41000 Blois, France
02.54.78.74.92
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really good and worth a visit

My parents were sceptical about the restaurant as it is not the type of food they usually go for, but by the end of the evening they were converted. The service was excellent and the staff were patient. My dad loved the veal and the steak, which my mum and I had, was cooked perfectly for each of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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163 reviews 163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My parents were sceptical about the restaurant as it is not the type of food they usually go for, but by the end of the evening they were converted. The service was excellent and the staff were patient. My dad loved the veal and the steak, which my mum and I had, was cooked perfectly for each of us. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Quaint setting with fabulous food! My mother and I dined here on our only night in Blois and we are glad we did! We had the 3 course option long with drinks and it was Very reasonability priced.

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Mauchline, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I spent a year as a language assistant in Blois and managed to visit Les Banquettes Rouges several times during that period. The restaurant is charming with friendly staff who were patient with my French. The food has to be some of the best I have ever had with some innovative desserts. I long to return to Blois and I... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Lovely atmosphere in this small bistro. Excellent friendly service from knowledgeable staff and , of course, food to match

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was my final meal in Blois. We came here on the recommendation of the staff at Cote Loire Auberge Ligerienne, and had high expectations. We were not disappointed. Food was outstanding, one of the best we've had during our two weeks in France. The smoked duck macaroons was particularly outstanding - the mix of sweet macaroons was perfectly contrasted... More 

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monmouthshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

It was recommended by the hotel, but it was on our list of places to eat anyway, after reading TA. We were not disappointed, the welcome was great, and the service very good. It help that the staff spoke better English than our French, and certainly contributed to our choices. It was a Tuesday, and busy, with a mixed group... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We've eaten at Les Banquettes Rouges some five or six times over several years. It's a must do restaurant everyt time we are in Bois and it never ever fails to impress. In Blois this time we tried four different restaurants. All similar prices, but the orginality of the menu, the quality of the cooking and the elegance of the... More 

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Taunton, Somerset
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61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Visited here on TA recommendation - quite difficult to find but it was good we booked as it was packed to bursting on a Tuesday night and people were being turned away. It seemed very simple - red seating as the name suggested spilling out onto the street and only a few tables so we did not expect much although... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Booked a table for lunch as advised and arrived to find the restaurant empty. Rather disappointed we decided that the set lunch menu would be the safest choice. At 17.50 euros it turned out to be excellent with imaginative dishes well presented and bursting with flavour. The restaurant filled up and the ambiance was much improved. Local wine was very... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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228 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Interesting menu outside, good atmosphere inside and creative dishes, very nice personnel, good wines and reasonable price. We had a very good lunch in this tiny place, and also enjoyed talking to our neighbours

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16, rue des Trois Marchands, 41000 Blois, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Blois
  • Phone Number: 02.54.78.74.92

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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