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“Wish it were Better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Touraine Champenoise

La Touraine Champenoise
51150 Tours-sur-Marne, France
03 26 58 91 93
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Wish it were Better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It is a lovely spot in a charming town on a river. You want to love this place but...The small restaurant seemed to be in the weeds most of the night, even though there were but a dozen tables and not all filled. The quality of the ingredients was very good, but every meat dish was severely overcooked. Sad. I would come back and try on another night as these people are sincere and the spot is lovely in an area without alot of choices.

Visited May 2014
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Surfers Paradise
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110 reviews 110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great cuisine and well run Family Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We were recommended La Touraine Champenoise whilst staying in Mutigny in Champagne region. The recommendation did not disappoint us. The food was beautiful and if you want to experience truly French cuisine then you will love it. I disagree with other reviewers regarding the 60's decor and menu. The decor is perfect for the restaurant and I loved the fact that they have a beautiful collection of Tea Sets. To me this shows their love of heritage. We ordered the Menu Du Voyageur at a fixed price of 36.20 € each and a beautiful bottle of French champagne for 46.00€. It was a lovely experience and highly recommend a visit if in the region.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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127 reviews 127 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 68 cities Reviews in 68 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Perfect traditional France”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

If you pine for the old school French dining experience of a traditional country Inn run by the same family for over 100 years then look no further. Now a dying breed, I was pleased to get my fix at this charming little establishment.

The waiters and chef are all from the same family, and they all seemed to aim to please. A starter of poached eggs in a cheese sauce was delicious, although the sauce smelled more pungent than it tasted. A main of fat and juice and perfectly cooked scallops with fennel and courgette in a rich butter sauce was exceptional. As you would expect they have a great selection of Champagne.

Overall the restaurant has a lovely homely feel and you get the feeling that you are in a well oiled machine where nobody needs to try too hard to please customers, it just happens naturally. I really hope to be able to return here again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Voorschoten, The Netherlands
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113 reviews 113 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Traditional French cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Expensive, and not particularly inventive, but good ingredients, solidly prepared by a competent chef well versed in correct seasoning and subtle use of herbs and spices.
We had the 55 Euros menu and started with foie gras, which was the best I have ever tasted. This was followed by rognons de veau, which were tasty enough although somewhat overcooked and served with lardons and sauce in a kind of stewpot.
Dessert was marc de champagne sorbet for two, which was very well made.
The wine list is pricy, with clarets starting at 52 Euros and up. We tried a Morgon (29 Euros), which was solid enough. Total cost was ~150 Euros.

Visited August 2013
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Nottingham UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Pleasant old school hotel restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Ok pris Fixe menu at several levels, good range of champagnes on their list and a helpful headwaiter. Just not sparkling (pun intended)

Visited May 2013
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