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

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinon find

This was a bistro cafe in a little square, very busy and lots of activities going on. Waiters were efficient and quick, very friendly, regardless of nationality. Food was excellent, well presented and reasonably priced. Waiter/ owner very helpful with the Rose wines. Great atmosphere, for people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was basically the only restaurant open on Sunday in Chinon. The food was mediocre. We had a fish dish and lamb dish. Both were forgettable. They did have burgers which might have been a safer choice. There were also salads on the menu. Additionally it was expensive for what we got.

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was a bistro cafe in a little square, very busy and lots of activities going on. Waiters were efficient and quick, very friendly, regardless of nationality. Food was excellent, well presented and reasonably priced. Waiter/ owner very helpful with the Rose wines. Great atmosphere, for people watching.

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Gloucestershire England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Bigger than it looks from outside. Pleasant modern decor, good food, reasonable service, acceptable prices. We enjoyed our meal.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great cafe in the square. Lovely place to order a coffee or Vin and watch the world go by. The staff have always been pleasant and the service good. Great coffee!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

On a positive note...The front of house staff were working extremely hard the night we visited and were welcoming, helpful and friendly. The only other reason I can think of for recommending a visit here is to see how far behind the comparative UK establishment ( or even Greek equivalent) some French bistros have fallen. I could go on at... More 

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Invermere, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very welcoming staff to this casual, bright restaurant. large windows look out on the medieval street. Great meal, good wine, nice experience.

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On vacation in the Loire Valley with friends, we stumbled upon Le Cafe des Arts in a nice little plaza in Chinon after a morning of visiting chateaux. What a find. We figured it would be pretty good since a nearby table was filled with priests. And if it wasn't, they were close for last rites! I had Lamb sweetbreads... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A very good meal had here, burgers aux café des arts and magret de canard, all cooked well and tasty. I'm mean with my stars, 5 is michelin standard, 4 is almost there, and 3 is bloody good.

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SARATOGA CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Le Cafe des Arts, with its large outdoor seating area in the center of town, has a festive and low-key romantic atmosphere. I ate dinner here twice, the first evening with my 20-year-old daughter, and we each had just a main dish salad and a glass of wine. The salads at this restaurant were more reminiscent of those we find... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

One member of our group was desperately hungry, so this was a bit of a rushed choice for lunch one day, but it turned out great. All four of us were very pleased with our meals. Lots of local ingredients - cheese, meats, etc. A glass of local Chinon wine was tasty and very reasonably priced. The location - on... More 

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

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  • 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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