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Le Cafe des Arts

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4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
02 47 93 09 84
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Having arrived in Chinon we were strolling just looking for somewhere to eat. Saw Cafe des Arts just by the square and took a fancy to the French atmosphere. We were greeted and asked to sit in the main restaurant which was empty. No problem! We were seated by the window and had an excellent steak with sweets to follow.... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 785 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hello Folks, Dined here on the Evening of Sat 3rd Sept, 16. I tried to show the young man wanted I wanted form the menu, as my French is very poor. He SNATCHED the menu out of my arms, as though to say he wasn`t stupid and could understand my order in English. I was only trying to be helpful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

The town square in Chinon has a classic French feel and several restaurants to choice from - unfortunately our choice was bad. Food here was very poor - French Fries were uncooked on all our meals we asked for replacements but they never came. After challenging the bill we were verbally abused by the owner/manager . Please AVOID at all... More 

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Surrey, UK
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This has a lovely spot in the main square in Chinon. We found something on the menu to suit everyone. The service is prompt and friendly, and for a mid range budget this was excellent. We came back into Chinon planning to have a second meal here this holiday because we all enjoyed it, and were disappointed it wasn't open... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch but found the experience quite daunting . After having to ask to order and constant reminders for water and the cheque we left more than 2 hours later. Staff seemed to be more concerned about wiping tables than serving customers

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This cafe is situated in a little square and is great for people watching :) The drinks are reasonably priced, however in the evening the terrace has a bit too much light. Perhaps a bit touristy, but we were here during high season.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Good service - enjoyed a glass of wine to salvage our evening after a disaster at a local restaurant. Good atmosphere on a summer evening.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for an early dinner after walking around the downtown area of Chinon finding a place to eat. We were not disappointed. The tartare was the best we had ever had. You can taste the freshness in the meat. While we were having dinner a band dressed in costumes stopped and played their instruments. It made it for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We stopped at the Le Cafe Des Arts at the weekend and had an evening meal. We sat outside on the patio in a lovely old town square. Service and food was good. We were not rushed and had a lovely evening. Caesar Salad and Brochette of Lamb were very good as was the Chocolate Molten Cake ! Average price... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I ate here with a group of 15. Service was scattered but some of that was the language barrier and some lack of understanding on the part of some of our group. The food however was mediocre at best. You can do a lot better in Chinon for the same price. Very few customers which should have been a warning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: 02 47 93 09 84

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?