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L'Ardoise

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42 Rue Rabelais, 37500 Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
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Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 88
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    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and good value

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owners of the Gite in which we were staying. We asked them where they like to eat and L'Ardoise was their first choice. The whole dining experience was very good, food of excellent quality, as usual a picture on the plate and prices very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Greg W
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Sydney, Australia
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Toronto, Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Professionally run, well organized restaurant serving top notch food. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The meals were excellent, and unique. We made a la carte choices, which is no problem; you can also choose one of the 3 set menus. We received extremely helpful and generous service on wines, which was exceptional considering we were only having a glass,... More 

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Wales
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146 reviews 146 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had an excellent lunch here. The menu 42 was good with excellent starters. The beef mains were fine and very good puddings. We sat on the terrace and the staff were lovely.

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Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by the owners of the Gite in which we were staying. We asked them where they like to eat and L'Ardoise was their first choice. The whole dining experience was very good, food of excellent quality, as usual a picture on the plate and prices very reasonable. Service was also very good, we went... More 

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NYC
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Sitting outside on a lovely warm night, L'Ardoise was an excellent choice for dinner in Chinon. With several formulas to choose from and a variety of dishes, each course was beautifully plated and delicious. The only drawback is that the service was rather slow at the onset but once we finally ordered, it picked up and our server was very... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Really enjoyable meal food and presentation excellent and just that bit different - lots of atmosphere.

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Stephane P, Gérant at L'Ardoise, responded to this review

thanck you very much for your very nice commentaty we hope too see you again very soon More 

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Not many French restaurants serve an excellent three-course lunch in a fantastic location with very efficient and friendly staff for just 15 euros, but this is one of them. The outside doesn't look like much, but the inside is very nice. Also, the healthy number of French people inside the restaurant, on a Tuesday in February, tells you something about... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Superb 25 euro menu, pick what you want from the menu, service excellent, food lovely and very French. it is best to book

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Southern England
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This was our favourite for many years but hasn't maintained top spot (unlike "A'Table"). Food still good, and 15 Euro meal excellent value but no written menus, only chalk boards. Fine for some, but quite a few choices are excluded from the set menu deals. What is unacceptable, in my view, is the lack of a wine list - you... More 

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Yallingup, Australia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Although there are just four tables on the street, there is a terrace upstairs as well. Decent food, and we managed with a two course set dinner for just €12. By the glass, house wines only, larger selection by the bottle.

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Southam, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We've been visiting Chinon for years to see friends, so It was great to see Ludovic and Angelique's new place. They make a lovely atmosphere and fine bistro cooking where ever they go, we can thoroughly recommend l'ardoise. They are real foodies and pay a great deal of attention so as usual great food and local wine, as well as... More 

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Additional Information about L'Ardoise

Address: 42 Rue Rabelais, 37500 Chinon, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 48 78
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
Average Prices: USD 13 - 44

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  • Address: 42 Rue Rabelais, 37500 Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 48 78

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 44

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