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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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Surrey, UK
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank Greg B
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Thank SarahD2020
Austin, Texas
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank Gabi S
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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Thank Canadauk2012
Saskatoon
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We ate at Le Cafe des Arts every morning for breakfast and it was good value and nicely presented. The last day they didn't have enough breakfasts for all of us unfortunately so Dad went to a patisserie down the road. One evening we came for dinner. The food was nice but you can get more interesting regional dishes for... More 

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Thank Robert S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Wanted to eat on the square on a pleasant May evening. Staff concerned about risk of rain, surely this was our decision (it stayed fine until after 2300). Pleasant pre prandial drink but moved elsewhere to eat under the stars. Not the service expected

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Devon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We had dinner and needed to book on a busy Saturday. The meal was delicious. The starter of duck pate was full of flavour, subtle, accompanied by chutney and crisp local breads. The main course of duck was cooked to perfection, oozing flavour, just enough to leave room for a dessert of mango, coconut ice cream and other delicious spices.... 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
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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?