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Restaurant Charles Barrier

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French, Noodle
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101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100 Tours, France
+33 2 47 54 20 39
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Need to be more consistent

Wonderful place for a business dinner, plush dining room overlooking the garden I had been here last time in 2002 quite a while ago but I remember it to be one of the top restaurant in France, only this time I felt the menu gourmand lacked consistency, while the service was excellent and refined... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Nicka2000
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Manama, Bahrain
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Manama, Bahrain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Wonderful place for a business dinner, plush dining room overlooking the garden I had been here last time in 2002 quite a while ago but I remember it to be one of the top restaurant in France, only this time I felt the menu gourmand lacked consistency, while the service was excellent and refined up to the serving of the... More 

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Detroit
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126 reviews 126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We dined here recently for our anniversary, and the entire staff made it most enjoyable. Each dish (and there were many) was presented beautifully. Pre-starter dishes and pre-dessert desserts, including a special one for our celebration, rounded out a terrific meal. The atmosphere and decor add to one's delightful experience.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Set inclusive menu at around 60-109 Euros was good but not exceptional for a Michelin starred restaurant. Having always eaten at the same owner's neighbouring brasserie, found this poor value in comparison and quite unmemorable. Scallop starter came in a fish stock and although fine lacked flavour in the scallops and a boring sauce. The main course was a small... More 

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Kelowna, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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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
52 helpful votes 52 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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london
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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171 reviews 171 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100 Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 54 20 39

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 120
  • Cuisine: French, Noodle
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

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