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Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale

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French, Pub, Bistro
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1 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
+33 2 37 36 59 60
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great restaurant with excellent special menu

We were pleasantly surprised with this bistro. We turned up on a Friday evening and managed to get a table quite late. It was filled with locals which was good. The menu was simple but the food was of an excellent standard. Service was efficient. Lots of local food and home made dishes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
FamilyPaul
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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English first
Leeds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We were pleasantly surprised with this bistro. We turned up on a Friday evening and managed to get a table quite late. It was filled with locals which was good. The menu was simple but the food was of an excellent standard. Service was efficient. Lots of local food and home made dishes too. Their fixed men was excellent value

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Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We arrived late for lunch, but they graciously seated and fed us. We had their semifinalist duck pate for a starter--portion huge, cornichons delicious, pate a country one, and only so-so. But the asparagus, sundried tomoato, and egg salad that followed was fabulous, and my spouse liked the onion soup that followed, made with veal or onion broth. She then... More 

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you for your globally positive advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad that you appreciate everything and we hope to welcome you back soon.. Best regards. More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went here on recommendation of the hotel receptionist. Sat outside as weather fine and warm. Staff really good. Had "Chartres Pie", then veal kidneys in a creamy sauce. These were excellent and good size portions. However the cheese course was a complete rip-off, one small piece of cheese and some salad on a piece of slate for €7.With wine and... More 

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EmmanuelleReception, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you for your globally positive advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad that you appreciate everything and we apologize for your too short slice of cheese. Maybe we would welcome you back and offered you a totally excellent experience. Best regards. More 

Paris, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We chose this place by the smells wafting from the kitchen... and loved it! Great location (little tables under umbrellas, just beside the cathedral), very friendly staff and a chef that has "the touch" -- and comes to the table to hear your comments: he even gave us the recipe to the delicious "oeufs cocotte" that we'd loved so much!.... More 

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BistrotChartres, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your great advice and, yes, the chef is a great one ! We are glad that you appreciate our local and freshly cooked menu and we hope to welcome you back for your next trip in Chartres. Best regards. More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Delicious food - so many tempting things on the menu, I'm sorry we were only in Chartres for one night. Friendly, efficient staff. Will definitely eat there again next time we visit.

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BistrotChartres, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your positive advice about your dinner at Le Bistrot and we will be glad to welcome you back for your next stay in Chartres ! Best regards More 

L'Estartit, Spain
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

having had a great meal here oct 2013, we reserved a table for our trip via Chartres last week. to be sure we gave a fair review I waited until we had returned home, having dined Saturday 14 and 21st. the staff were very friendly and helpful, despite my French being almost zero, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. we... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I had l'assiette de le pelerin which is with 2 or 3 sort of the terrine ,terrine is a kind of french pate,eggs ,ham,tomato,salad and was very good accompanied with a glass of ARMAGNAC is like COGNAC it has the same strenght,about 40 degrees.Good location,is across teh catedral,the stuff is friendly,the are smiling and joking all the time,beautiful waitresses,I hope... More 

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Kent, England
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Located directly next to the Cathedral there is little doubt that Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale has one of the best locations in Chartres. Partly because of the location we were a little dubious that the food could live up to the surroundings but we were wrong to worry. There was an excellent a la carte menu that served fabulous... More 

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BistrotChartres, Responsable relations publiques at Le Bistrot de la Cathedrale, responded to this review

We thank you so much for your great advice about your lunch at Le Bistrot. We are glad that you enjoyed both your meal and the location bear the amazing Notre Dame Cathedral. For the spring & summer season, we are going to re-open the terrace that allow our guests to have lunch and dinner closer than any other restaurant... More 

London
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The meal was delicious, specials of the day plus a full menu. The staff where superb and nothing was too much trouble. The ambience was just wonderful. We shall definitely making our way back there again.

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Bonkle
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were recommended to eat here by the hotel staff, but have now let them know of our negative experience. First the one and only positive - the location is great, right by the cathedral. However, our visit was a series of setbacks, which mounted up to create a very unpleasant experience. We were a group of French and English,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Cloitre Notre Dame, 28000 Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 36 59 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, Pub, Bistro
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?