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Le Gandoyau

73 Rue Voltaire, 37500 Chinon, France
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Ranked #30 of 52 Restaurants in Chinon
Price range: $18 - $41
Cuisines: French
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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51% Recommend
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English first
Sleaford, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had to book as this place was popular. The menu was different to the usual French fayre in tourist locations hence why we gave it a try. Nice environment, well appointed inside with a nice courtyard dining area outside. The food was very good - a hot prawn soup with goats cheese to start was different and enjoyable. Very... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This charming and tasty restaurant was so good we went back again. There are so many choices for dining in the lovely medieval town of Chinon but the romantic and flower filled garden setting of Le Gandoyau, the varied, delicious and reasonably priced menu, the friendly service and the good wine drew us back for more.

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

After finding our first choice restaurant full, we wandered through the older streets of Chinon and decided to give this place a try. We were in the mood for simple brasserie food. The exterior is lovely and the interior is cosy with stone walls. Service was a little frosty but did warm and perhaps the guy just had a dry... More

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Skien, Norway
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very good local dishes, presented a little different than ordinary. Very tasty. The food was fresh and very good. Staff friendly and helpful. Nice terrace outside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had a very warm welcome here out on the terrace. Food average, wine - delightful Chinon blanc at a reasonable price. We had the set formule - cheapest option and we thought it good value for money. Nothing out of the ordinary but we enjoyed our evening as the service was prompt and friendly.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Since this restaurant opened (I think five years ago), the menu has never ever changed, even the 'plat du jour' is always exactly the same... which about sums up the whole experience. It is okay. The food is edible, the place is clean, the house wine is drinkable and not over-priced, the service is adequate... it has possibly the best... More

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Seattle, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

This was our favorite meal in two weeks of travelling through Amsterdam, Brussels, and Paris. True, we don’t go to Michelin-rated places, but we do look for authentic representations of whatever cuisines we are trying, and Le Gandoyau was hit the bulls-eye for us. We arrived late, after most restaurants in this smaller town have closed for the evening (we... More

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Hampshire UK
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

My wife and I went to dinner on Saturday 26th September 2009. The waiter was extremely rude and abrupt, the service was terrible and the meal was grossly overpriced for the size and quality of the portions we were served. Some lettuce was delivered to our table without any dressing - 4 bottles of miscellaneous olive oil etc was placed... More

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