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“Possibly the best dessert I have ever had!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Bonne France - CLOSED

La Bonne France
4 Place de la Victoire, 37500 Chinon, France
02 47 98 01 34
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Price range: $12 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Wilmington, Delaware
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Possibly the best dessert I have ever had!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Chose this restaurant because the menu looked good, the prices reasonable and it looked nice and cosy, without pretension. Our meals were delicious and the service was wonderful. We really enjoyed every aspect of our meal. It was genuine french food without the fuss that often accompanies it. Don't miss the profiteroles for dessert - I would almost make a trip back to Chinon just for that dessert!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“A little drab and ordinary......”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We received a lovely friendly welcome. The Restaurant was empty and to be honest drab, drab, drab. Such a pity because a truly warm welcome. Not many Restaurants are open in Chinon on a Monday night as other Reviewers have mentioned......this may go some way to explaining why within half an hour the place was full and all evening people kept coming in and were being turned away.......I would love to say that it was because of it's reputation for food and atmosphere - but I don't think so. The food is ok......but a bit drab. The prices are reasonable though. The welcome promised so very much......quel dommage!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Friendly and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We ate here on a Wednesday evening and were very lucky as turned up without booking- we were the last people to get a table that evening so would advise booking if you want to be sure. The staff were really friendly and the food was really good- we had a variety of the set menus 19 and 26 euros and a la carte-all of which were delicious and just enough. The waiter brought a 'help spoon ' for me in case my husband struggled with dessert- fantastic profiteroles filled with berries and a beautiful sauce.The restaurant is unpretentious and very comfortable with tables outside and in. I would eat here again if we go back to Chinon,

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Best meal in Chinon!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

We spent 3 days in Chinon and this was the best meal(s) we had! The atmosphere was cosy, the food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Danbury U.K
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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Attentive caring service,excellent value and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

We ate here on a cool cloudy evening outside because we had two Golden Retriever dogs with us .It was made clear we could go inside and the first course a bowl of water ( unsolicited) for the dogs was brought with the menus. Four of us had the 4. Course menu @ 26.5€ which was generous in portion size, excellent flavours,yes rustic, but all 4 of us enjoyed it . Mine was frogs legs,guinea fowl,cheese and the very odd profiteroles with peach sorbet in lieu of cream and fruit and rasberry sauce shown elsewhere., a chef special .We were recommended a Chinon red which is Cabernet Franc (not our favourite ) at 19.5€ Philippe Pain and to our surprise it was very pleasant .i cannot stress enough the service , it was second to none , this is not gastronomy but good food and plenty of it , a local restaurant that can cater for tourists give it a try we will be back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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