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“Wonderful Desserts!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Isabeau de Touraine

Isabeau de Touraine
33 Grande Rue, 37600 Loches, France
+33 2 47 59 47 55
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Ranked #18 of 37 Restaurants in Loches
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $22
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream, Tea Room
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A small friendly restaurant where we receive you " as at home " (in English, in German and in Spanish also!) to make you enjoy a home cooking and make you taste specialities of the region.
Somerset
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226 reviews 226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
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201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
“Wonderful Desserts!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It isn’t easy to find somewhere for a snack on Sunday afternoon in Loches. I’d arranged to meet a friend there for tea and a chat.

We stumbled on the little restaurant called ‘Isabeau de Touraine’ which was open, and after sampling their wares, we were very pleased that we had found it. Amazingly, we were able to sit outside the restaurant and enjoy the afternoon sunshine even though our rendezvous was in October. The lady that served us was friendly and explained the drinks and desserts that were available that day.

I was tempted by their chocolate tart with a serving of melon ice cream. My friend chose lemon meringue tart. Wonderful! The melon ice cream was superb and the chocolate tart, I had to confess, was even better than the chocolate tart that I make at home.

Whilst we chatted, it was good to watch the people walking past the restaurant, and listen to the different languages of some of the other customers sat outside the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our tea in Loches and would certainly recommend the restaurant to others.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Tours, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
“Poor value”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Food quite tasty but minuscule portions. Over-priced, poor, slow service. Much better under old ownership. Avoid.

  • Visited September 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“New owner but still great standards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We loved Isabeau with isabelle there but new owner has changed the menu but fantastic value for money with devastating good salads for lunch and great service to boot. With incredible Loches as the backdrop - we sat outside - what more could you want.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Spalding, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“A Very Tasty Treat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Isabeau's is a very charming, comfortable and peaceful little restaurant, with pleasantly gentle background music. Our welcome was genuine & friendly, as was the service. We called in en-route to the market, and booked a table for lunch, but this was really not necessary at this time of year, as the only other customers were another family.

The decor is very pretty, and everywhere is spotless, including the food preparation area.

We really enjoyed our freshly prepared salade Bergerac, salade Tourangelle, bread, cheeses & strawberry tart......not to mention a bottle of Chinon rouge, still water, large coffees & cognacs. (We were walking, not driving). However, thought that €79.20 was fairly expensive & this is the only reason we have not given 5 stars.

It was our choice to eat here on market day when obviously there was no set menu, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal & delightful service.

Visited April 2014
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Poznan, Poland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Really really nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I've been there several times and definitely will come back in a future. Small restaurant with tasty food and hospitable staff. Great atmosphere!

  • Visited August 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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