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Restaurant Charles Barrier

101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100 Tours, France
+33 2 47 54 20 39
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Ranked #26 of 400 Restaurants in Tours
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $45 - $133
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kelowna, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our taxi driver. It was an easy five minute walk from our hotel and is also on the Tours tram line. We went on a Monday night and we're not disappointed. The 3 course prix fixe meal was delicious. Not expensive ( by Canadian standards) it was around 90 Euros for two including a delicious... More 

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Paris, France
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53 reviews 53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I had a lunch here for 4 hrs a week ago and after the lunch I was about to die of FOOD. I don't remember how many courses I had, but all I remember is that the foie fras from the entree could stuff you well enough, but after that there's still the main course, 5 types of cheese, pre-dessert,... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The experience starts with an amazing aperitif outside on their deck, then the meal really highlights the regions wealth of produce! The lobster and pork were amazing dishes. The grand mariner soufflé was also perfectly executed! The service, provided by quite a young group of staff, was excellent and even though our French leaves a lot to be desired, they... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had dinner during our recent visit to Tours. Very near to city centre and has car park at rear of restaurant. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seatings. The amuse bouche was rather not interesting as they served chicken formosa and deep fried stuff that Indian spices. We ordered foie gras and lobster for starters. Very well prepared. For... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

As i discovered it gives the chef an evening off, so you get the same priced menu but cooked by a sous chef and food that is one day older - I may be 50 but I guess I will never learn. Interesting twists inlcude an appertiser before you see the menu - no menu on display ourside and a... More 

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CharlesBarrier, Responsable commercial at Restaurant Charles Barrier, responded to this review

Hello We read your comments and we are sorry that your experience in our restaurant has disappointed you. It is certainly a negligence on our part and we understand your disappointment. We invite you to come again and we will make every effort to ensure this does not happen again. Best regards The Charles Barrier team More 

Bournemouth, England
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120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate at Charles Barrier with our children on a two-day stop over in Tours. The restaurant is situated 1km from the north bank of the Loire and central Tours. If you are staying in Tours, take a taxi as the road structure to and from the restaurant isn't straightforward. We were the first to arrive (19:30 booking on a... More 

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hilton head
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96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This restaurant evidently has a Michelin star but I'm not sure why. It was a lovely dining room and they did provide outstanding service. But the food was nothing that is memorable. It sounded interesting but tasted bland. My husband had the Gourmand menu which was a number of small courses. All were served with a minimum of sauce or... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I ate lunch on June 30th. We are 6 persons. Ordered 109 euro and 59 euro set menus for 5 persons. I ordered main course for pork and souffle not set menu. All the dishes are really tasting. The service is good but not excellent. We are some problems below. 1. The language problems. Only one person can speak english.... More 

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Just great! One of the best restaurants in Tours. Great menu, great wines and champages. The service is sublime. They even speak a bit of English;-). When you want to have an extensive romantic dinner: you have to go to Charles.

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant several times now on our overnight stay closeby (en route to Spain). While we always look forward to the menu 'Gourmande' we have to say that the atmosphere seems to become more austere and the staff less welcoming each visit. I do admit that our French is very poor and the English spoken at... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Charles Barrier

Address: 101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100 Tours, France
Phone Number: +33 2 47 54 20 39
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 45 - 133
Cuisine: French

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