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All 131 Chartres Restaurants

Cafe Serpente

2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 68 81
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Ranked #26 of 131 Restaurants in Chartres
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Brasserie, Bistro, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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Rocky Mount, NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We had tasty French onion soup and nice desserts – a caramel french toast and assorted sorbets. But mostly we were there to drink beer, awaiting time for our train back to Paris and for that it was fine. Nothing special.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I really liked this place. The location couldn't be better: on the street that surrounds the Cathedral. The building is old and it is unspoiled inside. It could be a film set for an atmospheric French film. The furniture is classic brown-painted tables and chairs which are just one step up from conservatory discards. The menu was classic too with... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The restaurant is located just next to Chartres cathedral and offers a very good variety of foods. Onion soup was our selection as well as beef - both were really good. I have to point out the service which was just great during our lunch. The waitress was very kind, helpful and funny. One of the other things that make... More 

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Mid Florida, Florida
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91 reviews 91 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We ate lunch after viewing the church. It was raining so we stopped at the nearest restaurant. Glad we did. We were seated in a small cutely decorated room in front with view of church. The room had the old wood floors, antique style decorations on walls, cloth tablecloths and huge napkins. Service was fast, friendly and helpful. Food was... More 

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torino
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Just in front of the Cathedral you can start your visit sitting on the Salon of the bar....Very good location and good service and food quality

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Chatham, Kent, Uk
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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We dined at Café Serpente mid-September while waiting for the Cathedral Son et Lumiere show to start. Good menu, good value and great location. We returned for breakfast the following morning (much better value than at our Hotel!).

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Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were made very welcome in the Serpente restaurant , we particularly enjoyed the fact that we were given a dish of salted peanuts and olives to enjoy with our aperitifs which was so enjoyable that why bother with a starter. We both had a steak, though my husband's ribeye was not as tender as my rump steak ( though... More 

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Celticfemale
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The location of this restaurant just cannot be beaten. It is directly opposite the cathedral. Although I did have dinner here on a previous visit to Chartres I do not especially remember the meal. this time we had breakfast, which was good enough to go back again. There is a set menu and to steer away from the menu seemed... More 

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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Opposite the gorgeous Cathedral, we knew this could be a tourist trap and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't great either. Lovely wait staff who couldn't have been more helpful as we wanted a late lunch and they serve meals all day long, which was great. Onion soup was ok by my standards, but expected a bit more flavour. Husband... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Cafe Serpente is right next to the Cathedral - a location that is hard to beat. Finding a restaurant on a Sunday evening can be a challenge and I was frankly sceptical that this would be a tourist trap. However, the food was very good and reasonably priced. Starters (smoked salmon, foe gras, snails) were nicely presented and very... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Serpente

Address: 2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
Phone Number: +33 2 37 21 68 81
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Brasserie, Bistro, Tea Room

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