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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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  • 53
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 2
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 18, 2014
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Mauchline, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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333 reviews 333 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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Plymouth,MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We mapped out our walk to Le Castelet in Blois due to the great review on Trip Advisor. Sadly when we got there the restaurant was dark. We entered a little shop next door and in broken English were told that Le Castelet is closed on Wed nights! The shopkeeper recommended Les Banquettes Rouge and we headed down the street.... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

It is a very typical french cusine restaurant. The plates are small but tasty.. Not my favourite but a good choise..

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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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