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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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  • 25
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  • 15
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Visit to Chinon

A very cosy and trendy restaurant. Typical French suisine at a very reasonable price.Enjoyed very much our meal in a cosy atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A very cosy and trendy restaurant. Typical French suisine at a very reasonable price.Enjoyed very much our meal in a cosy atmosphere

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really nice food with pleasant helpful service. The menu was all in French, at which I am quite poor, but what I couldn't muddle out the staff was more than happy to help with. Food was very good and I was surprised at how little it cost. Not that it is a cheap place but the quality at the price... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 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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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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Stephane P, Propriétaire at L'Ardoise, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice opinion about our establishment. We take into consideration your commentary about the inconvenience you experienced with the chalkboard and plan to print a few menus for people who like it better. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip! More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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 - 45

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