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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 46 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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Cravant, France
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Perfect location in the centre of Chinon on the main square. Seating inside and out. Go there regularly for coffee, drinks and meals. Very well price. Good menu of the day. Quality is spot on. Great atmosphere. Staff and very friendly.

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great food, good atmosphere and well priced. Would definitely recommend. Lovely siutation on a beautiful little square surrounded by little bars, restaurants and shops. Very 'french'

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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We sat outdoors in the very atmospheric tree covered square. The service was good but the food was average by French standards and a little expensive.

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Kent, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Picked this restaurant purely as it had a free table. There are about 6 restaurants all sharing the same square in central Chinon. Good service, very pleasant waiter. Drinks and bread and water came quickly. It was a late lunch, but we were never hurried and the food was well cooked, although my steak was slightly dry. Didn't eat anywhere... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

the wine at this restraunt is excellent, the food is nice but doesnt compete with the other restraunts in town, but nice for an afternoon meal

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Sussex, U.K.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

Ate here on my own in May, Sunday evening, few alternatives open. Food was not bad, wine was VERY expensive, overall not exciting, There are many MUCH better restaurants in Chinon, but if they are closed you don`t have much choice. I would only eat here if I had to.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We ate here for lunch having arrived slightly late but unlike some places in France there was no problem ordering food. We both had their "gourmet salads" which were very well prepared, interesting and actually quite substantial. The environment is very pleasant with a cafe/bar area and a slightly more formal dining area. All in all a nice place to... More

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Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We ordered the lunch formule. 14.5 euros for 3 courses, all decent. Portions were generous for France. Wine was a little expensive. The location is good, near the stairs to the fortress and overlooking the fountain in the main square.

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Paris, France
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

This is a great little cafe set downtown Chinon in Place Général de Gaulle, next to the courthouse. It is ideally situated if you want to take the stairs and or elevator down from the Chinon castle to have a great lunch in the square. Service was fast and friendly. Kids were able to be entertained and we enjoyed a... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We ate here in 2010. Very nice staff, we were a large group and all had one menu but main course turned out to be something I was allergic to. Staff never hesitated to give me something else.

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