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Le Cafe des Arts

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4 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 09 84
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Had a lovely lunch outside in the square on a market day. We picked a couple of salads which were delicious and bountiful! The rose wine which we had with them was delicate but fruity - a perfect accompaniment. The service was excellent - friendly and attentive. Would eat here again.

Thank JandPofHampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2012

As a fun and lively place to start a holiday in France this is great , tables under the trees in the centre of the square. The food isn't gourmet but our hake was tasty and well cooked the goats cheese salad was good too. We just had a mid price set menu and a local wine and it was... More 

Thank gardenmidget
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

Have been here for lunch number of times as really liked moules et frites after a wander round the Thursday market. Since last year it's had a refurb and changed the menu which is now more limited for choice and no more moules. We went on a Saturday night with my sister & her husband who were over staying with... More 

Thank trishEdinburgh
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2012

This cafe with seating both in and outside offers a good menu, with a 'menu du jour' - ours was priced at less than 20 Euros. It's a great place to sit and watch the world go by - very lively and with a real buzz. When we were there there was a 'medieval market' going on with old cars,... More 

Thank Cornishsnapper
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

Wife and I sat down for dinner here Aug 2012. I had the duck breast with blue cheese, she had the Rump Steak. Portion size was very good. Wine was good. Service was good. Two mains, two deserts, one coke, one water, one bottle of wine E75. Would eat there again.

Thank chaz62wilson
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

The waiters were pleasant and friendly and knew enough English to help our French-deficient family. They had a nice, varied menu to accommodate different tastes, including curried chicken and rice, salad with an amazingly good goat cheese, and pasta that resembled spaghetti with meat sauce.

Thank Karen G
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Nice food, a little bit pricey. Wine is expensive here. Overall experiance was good and enjoyable. Service was OK, and they do not provide you with clean cutlery when you finish your starter which was a little dissapointing.

Thank Guy O
Azay-le-Rideau, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 12, 2012

The only nice things about the restaurant was the atmosphere - outside dining in the square was nice. The food was subpar & the service disinterested. My lamb was over cooked, as well as, being 1/3rd fat & gristle. My boyfriend's salmon was dry & bland. I ordered a glass of red with my meal & received it when I... More 

1 Thank Kyra S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We arrived early and were told they didn't open for another half hour. When we were finally seated, we found the dining room halfway full - apparently diners came in a different door and were seated before us. Once seated, we waited what seemed like forever for someone to take our order. We then waited and waited for our food... More 

1 Thank Cynthia C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We arrived in the square late and sat outside. It had clearly been buzzing earlier but was beginning to wind down which was proabably the reason we got such good service. We enjoyed the food, wine and atmosphere.

Thank Caroline R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, 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: +33 2 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?