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Cafe Serpente

2 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 21 68 81
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Ranked #20 of 124 restaurants in Chartres
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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Santiago, Chile
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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132 reviews 132 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Stafford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We ate at the Cafe Serpente at the end of a long day travelling from the West Midlands by train. We had visited the Cathedral (amazing) and wanted supper whilst watching the Chartres Lumiere. The Cafe Serpente offered a prime location for the wonderful display in a traditional bistro setting. The food was very good. I had the onion soup... More

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Kamloops, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while we were on a day trip from Paris to see the Cathedral. The waitress was very friendly and went out of her way to answer our questions and get us some directions. We ordered the onion soup on the menu and were disappointed. Not particularly tasty or hot. I would probably try a different... More

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New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I would have given this restaurant more stars if I hadn't ordered the wrong food. Unfortunately, I should have ordered something other than the steak. The steak was so tough and chewy. The sauce béarnaise had congealed and had a layer of thickened orange crust on top. It's too bad this was our first night in France and our experience... More

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