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“Fantastic authentic French food….LOVE IT!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Gerbe d'Or

La Gerbe d'Or
22 Rue Balzac, 37600 Loches, France
0247916763
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Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Loches
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“Fantastic authentic French food….LOVE IT!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Seems like most restaurants outside of large cities are closed on Mondays and/or Tuesdays….this is something to keep in mind while traveling independently in France….it was a real problem in Loches….VERY LUCKY for us that this restaurant was open…recommended by the B & B were were staying at…very warmly received by the owner who spoke English…since I can speak some French, everything was fine with the owner's recommendations which were superb for us….we TOTALLY ENJOYED the menu carte and found the entree, plat, and dessert to be tasty, delicious authentic French food….I started with the delicious chèvre or goat cheese tart while my husband raved about his pate…then he loved the fish which was beautifully prepared with no bones, while the owner highly recommended the lamb knuckle which really did fall off the bone…the gravy was lovely, actually to die for, so rich and delicious…both main courses had terrific, well prepared vegetables, special potatoes…oh so good…we followed with our desserts which we both said were outstanding…I enjoyed the chocolate moelleaux coolant with the vanilla ice cream while my husband loved the pear crumble…then great FRENCH coffee…what more can you ask for…out of a four week trip to France and England…this restaurant was terrific….from beginning to end….

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • German first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A gem of a restaurant in Loches”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful little restaurant offering a distinct menu and plenty of options from plat du jour to a la carte. Our party of two went for the two courses with a demi rose and coffees to finish coming in at €65 including tip. The food was really tasty - pate and goat cheese tart starters and cod and guinea fowl chorizo mains. Our hosts were polite and professional. Lovely meal.

Visited May 2014
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Lovely Restaurant in Loches”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Great place to have lunch or dinner while in Loches. Menu has a good variety of dishes and different options for pre-fixe. Nice choice and price points for wine. We had dinner for two and prices were fair for a nicer restaurant. Overall a great experience.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“A good evening meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We ate here on an evening when many other restaurants in Loches were closed, and we were pleased to be able to get a table without having booked. The food was good, with attentive service from le patron and the young waiting staff in an attractive dining room. We felt that it was good value for the quality of the meal and wine.

Visited October 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The food was delicately flavoured and imaginative. The service was delightful and le patron came and explained the dishes to us and recommended the wine. Not cheap but a fabulous meal, especially the oeufs en cocottes. Worth every centime.

Visited October 2013
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