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Cafe Serpente

2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 68 81
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Ranked #22 of 127 Restaurants in Chartres
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Brasserie, Bistro, Tea Room
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Baulkham Hills, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When living in Chartres this is not a restaurant you visit - as such the ingrediens are good - but not well prepared and everything tastes a little flat with no talent

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Santiago, Chile
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We arrived late to have lunch so we were thinking that missed it, but this restaurant was open with a non stop service. The location is pefect, just beside the Cathedral, the interior is charming, the food is good and the service very fast and dutiful.

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Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The only "plus" of the place is the location, right in front of the beautiful Chartres cathedral. The service was ok but the food, at least in my opinion, was very bad. I had rognons and they were really bad, my mate had a simple entrecote and that wasn't good either... Maybe we were simply unlucky in our choices...

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CafeSerpente, Propriétaire at Cafe Serpente, responded to this review
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Bonsoir, Nous sommes très déçu de ne pas avoir pu vous satisfaire. De plus ce sont les produits phares de... More

Groningen, The Netherlands
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134 reviews 134 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The cafe is just opposite the Cathedral and within 1 the drive from Paris, which probably explains its prices. We had a breakfast at 8.50 pp (same rate for adults and kids) consisting of croissant, half baguette, confiture (one flavour available only) and coffee/tea.

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Kampala, Uganda
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I had to write this review, as I was really impressed with the service we received at this restaurant. We were a large group, and had someone who had to make the last train to Paris. The waiter was sweet, delivered our food in record time for France and with a smile. He was sweet to the children and was... More

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Cheshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Ate here on our last night in France and it was lovely. The food was very tasty, steak and chips always seems more delicious in France, and the service was very good. They were really busy but did not make us feel at all rushed and I'm sure we could have sat for even longer than we did. Considering the... More

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Merci de votre passage dans notre ville ainsi que dans notre établissement, nous sommes très heureux d'avoir pu répondre à... More

UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Nice location by the cathedral, serves late as well. Service good, lively atmosphere. Food good value and OK quality, not haute cuisine but solid enough. We had guinea fowl, good portion but should have ordered a side of veg. Nice desserts and coffee.

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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

A well recommended restaurant by my fellow travellers. Menu with English translation makes ordering a lot easier. This French restaurant served excellent food, I tried the steak tartare literally melted in your mouth, if you like your beef rare, strongly recommend it.

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