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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 391 Restaurants in Tours
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $48 - $141
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Kelowna, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
55 helpful votes 55 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
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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