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Le Cafe des Arts

4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500 Chinon, France
02 47 93 09 84
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Ranked #23 of 52 Restaurants in Chinon
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Convivial setting in the town square on a warm summer's evening. Extensive menu, well presented food and fairly prompt service, although we did have to pursue the bill. A decent if fractionally pricey wine-list, My steak tartare was delicious and there was praise from the other three members of my family for their food, both for taste and portion sizes.... More

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Chinon, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Lovely restaurant but food and service let it down. Our expensive steak was so rare we could not eat it. Wine was nice but over priced and the attitude of the waitress was disappointing.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Visited this restaurant on a sunday evening and took advantage of their great value 3 course menu for just under €20. Bar area, with restaurant at the back.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We just had a great meal here. I had a lovely light and tasty fish and my husband had a hearty lamb shank. The local wine was good, and the coupe de champagne appeared more expensive than most, but was a huge glass so good value. Staff spoke excellent English.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

this restraunt has a great location in the middle of town, and a great host, but the food lets it down. always worth a visit for the friendly welcome and the great wine, but the food is really not that good, has braised ham, which really was grilled gammon in a horrid sauce, its such a shame eaten there a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Arrived late in Chinon after a very long delay getting through the tunnel. Our hotel (Diderot) recommended the Cafe des Arts. The service was charming and prompt; the food was delicious and my husband's steak was perfectly à point. The owner recommended an excellent (& not expensive) bottle of local St Nicolas and our evening was thoroughly enjoyable. Also nice... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A pleasant visit on a balmy June evening. Location is great on the town square. Food was good but not spectacularly so. Reasonable prices. Service a bit off-handed. If we are back in Chinon again, would look around at all of the options in this area but Le Cafe des Arts would still be a possibility.

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Runswick, null, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We loved sitting outside and not being rushed. We found the food to regional and extremely tasty. The 7 hour cooked lamb was delicious

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Chinon, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Revisiting Le Café des Arts after a couple of years, I was pleasently surprised that the menu is now a lot smaller, service is quicker and more attentive and the qualitiy of the food has gotten better. A good choice for a small, informal meal, such as salads, burgers or the plat du jour.

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London, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The food was very salty, when we complained they took the food away, by this point we didn't want to eat anymore & they refused to take anything off the bill. He eventually took 15% off the bill. Little did we know when we asked for a wine recommendation of a local wine he'd sold us half a bottle of... More

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