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“Smart Choice” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Cantine Restaurant

La Cantine Restaurant
37 rue Garnier, Chateau-Gontier, France
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Smart Choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We visited this restaurant twice about ten days apart at the end of September. Our first visit was on a Sunday night.Good to find somewhere open, and by mid evening it became clear that this is a watering hole for the 'in set' and was very busy but with a comfortable feeling. The food is good, well above average, portions are not mean and the service is also friendly and pretty quick. Some English depending on who is on duty.
Large range of salads, we tried Greek and Niscoise, both with frites of course. Both had a wide range of salads and pleanty of chicken or fish. There are also good crepes, try the Creme caramel crepes for a desert or Poire Belle Helen if you have a really sweet tooth. Go for the local wine of the month, red white or rose all good value for money at about 12 euros
This is a good clean,very comfortable and friendly, modern restaurant where the proprietor works hard and is very much in evidence. If it is hot there is a covered rear courtyard area, but i would prefer to sit in the window area and people watch!
There is plenty of free parking nearby.
Would happily go back.
Simon H

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great little suprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I have read the reviews after having eaten at this restaurant and I am surprised to hear that not everyone is impressed. Maybe I have been hard done by in Perth Western Australia. We had two fantastic mains and I had a great Crème Brule. I had one bottle of wine and my partner had 2 yummy beers. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic, we even got to meet one of the chefs. the total bill was 55.euro and this would have cost at least 90 euro in Perth for the same dishes.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yarm, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Very modern, recently refurbished interior. Absolutely nothing wrong with the food, but not outstanding. Waitress was very efficient and friendly. Reasonably priced.

Visited June 2013
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