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Auberge de l'Ile

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3 Place Bouchard, 37220, L'lle-Bouchard, France
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant food in a great location.

We stopped here by chance while visiting the charming church in Tavant nearby. Probably the best restaurant in our 3 week trip to France. Great location on the island in the river with views to match. Excellent food with good relaxed service. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We stopped here by chance while visiting the charming church in Tavant nearby. Probably the best restaurant in our 3 week trip to France. Great location on the island in the river with views to match. Excellent food with good relaxed service. Highly recommended.

Thank Yakimov
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent restaurant. Not cheap but the food is beautiful. The menu is limited in so far as the options for the less well travelled members of our party. Presentation was execellent, service good.

1 Thank UkBronte
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244 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The restaurant at L’ Ile Bouchard is certainly well situated. The evening that we went was very warm and we were fortunate enough to be able to sit on the restaurant terrace and watch the activities around the crossing of the River Vienne. Apart from a few flying insects it was very pleasant. We have eaten there before and I... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We try to eat here once a year and always enjoy the experience. The menu is always interesting and varied. We are always comfortable and never feel we are being rushed

Thank MByrne0141
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had eaten here in 2012, but it was a long drive from Saumur. We enjoyed the food so much that we vowed to return if we stayed in Chinon sometime. So this was our chance. We made reservations from the United States and it was a good thing we did, as it is very popular. It was a lovely... More 

Thank yupoarist
Chinon, France
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We chose the Auberge de l'Ile for a celebratory family meal and it was absolut perfection. We were lucky to come on a balmy summer evening and could sit outside on the spacious, flowered terrasse, overlooking the river. The welcome was warm and service was attentive and friendly. For apéritif there are artisan beers from a local micro brewery as... More 

Thank NSDTRontheroad
Norwich, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We ate here after finding this restaurant in the 2015 Michelin Guide. The menu was interesting and offered some unusual choices along with some exciting surprises - including the chef's signature 'sandwich'. Staff were attentive and friendly, they were also very tolerant and understanding of our appalling French. The decor is as you would expect from a high end restaurant.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Wow! Inside, outside and particularly the food was wonderful. It was a cool Sunday August evening but we ate at the table with the view on the river. Our taste buds were dazzled. Wow! The lamb especially was just delicious. Thoroughly recommend for anyone who enjoys great food. After spending ten years visiting the region this is definitely one of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

As a last resort had to eat here on a wet saturday night Way overpriced in my opinion even for a special ocassion Food nothing special all a bit greasy

Thank ruby2222
Cravant, France
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Really good place for lunch or dinner. Gorgeous setting inside and out, which in the summer is ideal, being right on the river. Variety of menus and good wine list. Somewhere we like to take friends to as well as just the two of us. Quite pricey. But v.g.experience. Reservation essential.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Place Bouchard, 37220, L'lle-Bouchard, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  L'lle-Bouchard
  • Phone Number: 33247585107

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 44 - 72
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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