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“Lovely restaurant with simple honest food” 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
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant with simple honest food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Enjoyed simple three course lunch with local wine in Chinon.
Attractive cosy dining room .
Chinon is a very attractive town to visit with its highly prized red wines and lovely surrounding
walks

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Simple but Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This was not our first choice, but fortunately several other restaurants were closed on Tuesday night so we stumbled on this gem. The menu is not very adventurous, but everything was cooked perfectly.

70 euros for a bottle of wine with two three-course menus. Service was prompt and friendly.

You must try the foie grois ravioli. Beautiful delicate pasta that melts in your mouth in a flavorful sauce. One of the best dishes I have tried in France.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NYC
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“traditional French”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Traditional French cuisine we had been looking for after semi-nouveau meals here and there.Lovely ambiance,good service,great food,reasonable prices.One block down from main square at end of pedestrian street. We found this on our last day in area, and regrettably couldnt go back. Recommended

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Le Bars D, Propriétaire at La Bonne France, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
We thank you for defining so well our traditional restaurant. We do not try making a fancy cuisine but a simple one using some fresh products.
Regards,
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Absolutely lovely restaurant and the meals we all had were delicious.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Nothing to dislike about it. The owner and chef were very helpful and friendly. The surroundings were very nice. Food was delicious. What more do you want?

Visited April 2013
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Le Bars D, Propriétaire at La Bonne France, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Sir,

We are plased to read that you all had a good time dining in our restaurant and we hope to see you again in Chinon.
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Brussels, Belgium
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Heaven on earth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 5 days in the area and came here twice (we would have returned a 3 time, but then the restaurant was closed)! We were simply enchanté! The food was great and everything we tried was delicious! The service was very nice and the fact that the owner is also the cook made it a great experience! We will certainly return!

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