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4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500 Chinon, France
02 47 93 09 84
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reasonable food spoilt by poor service

Eating with family in the evening - experience rather spoilt by poor service. Our son's meal got mixed up, meaning that we couldn't all eat together, my wife and I had the fish dish, which came with a small mountain of rather uninteresting rice, and was on a plate that wasn't even warm. The glasses... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Chris S
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Kent, UK
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Kent, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Eating with family in the evening - experience rather spoilt by poor service. Our son's meal got mixed up, meaning that we couldn't all eat together, my wife and I had the fish dish, which came with a small mountain of rather uninteresting rice, and was on a plate that wasn't even warm. The glasses for the coke were though.... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a popular eatery right in the middle of the shopping / eating / hotel area. It's definitely not a quiet place to eat but diners are well catered for with 3 course meals that are reasonably priced and the staff are much more responsive to diners here than we have experienced in other restaurants in the Loire. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Although this is in the town square, the ranged from pretty good to excellent - the duck was superb. Very friendly service (don't believe what people say about French service - they're generally friendly if you are). Price was about average if you don't go overboard on the wine.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Location is quite right. But we waited and waited much too much. Good food tough On the same square there are better spots.

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Rutland, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We waited half an hour to be served as the drinks waiter told us food was the responsibility of the other waiter and so it went on until I caught the attention of the correct waiter! Then we were told the formula menu had finished! We said no wonder, when we first came and sat down the menu board was... More 

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Calpe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Waited nearly one hour for our main course. When it did come , my steak had been cremated and my wife's cod dish was a child's potion. Over- rated and over priced . Not recommended.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Although we only had coffee, felt that it was worthy of a review. The cappuccinos served are the best we've tasted since arriving in France, just fantastique!! They certainly rival any we have tasted in Italy. The service was spot on, lovely waiters, courteous and smiley. On our next visit we will definitely try the lunch, some of the plates... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped here for lunch. We sat outside on the village square, which is a very pretty setting. I had the baked cod with vegetables in a tasty white cream sauce. It was very good. I also tasted their hamburger. It was excellent. The service may not have been great, but considering it was the height of lunchtime in a... More 

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San Anselmo, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pros: Nice setting on the square and friendly (but slow service). Cons: poor food. This was one of the only options on a Monday night. I had tough, chewy duck. My daughter had really tough steak. Should have had a salad - those looked decent.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Started to eat at Au Chapeau Rouge but the service there was so bad that my wife and I decided to take our business next door to Le Cafe des Arts. My wife had steak frites and I had a hamburger after both of us ordered good-sized salads. (Sounds like boring choices but that is what we wanted.) Waiter recommended... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500 Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: 02 47 93 09 84

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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