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Le Gandoyau

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73 rue Voltaire, 37500, Chinon, France
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant because the menu looked like there was plenty of choice and the setting was very pretty. Got off to a good start. Waiter (owner?) was pleasant and we ordered a lovely bottle of rose from the Tours area. My husband ordered an entree of pork confit with honey and it was very good. Then things started... More 

Thank EJL12
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Proprietor was very amiable, good sense of humor and good english.We had beef casserole which was full of flavor and very tender, and grilled Cockrell, both good. Lovely quiet setting.

Thank missOrganized
Chinon, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped for Sunday lunch as menu looked fine. Treated ourselves to Couly-Dutheil Les Chateaux Chinon 2015. Two great mains in pleasant outside setting and Mouse au chocolat maison and Ile flottante for desserts. Value for money (english spoken if required)

Thank clivejennyM
Oxford, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

There aren't many places open on a Monday evening in April but this restaurant was. It was busy but not full. Good food and wine, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. The choices were interesting and the price very reasonable. I have no idea what the hotel is like but couldn't write a restaurant review because I couldn't find it.

Thank Julie M
Melbourne, Victoria
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73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We tried the 3 course meal of the day at Le Gandoyau and where more than satisfied for the just under 20 eu each. The features of my meal where the local pork twice cooked in confit and then pan fried with honey, and local river pike in a pie with white butter sauce. My wife enjoyed the lamb and... More 

Thank Fogs32
Kent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have to admit, I don't really like eating at French restaurants, they are often over priced, service can be a bit hit and miss and food average! Sorry that's what I generally find! BUT on Saturday 6th June, I dinned at this restaurant with my husband and really enjoyed it! Food was good, service was great and the bill... More 

Thank Amanda W
Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We chanced upon Le Gandoyau while strolling through the old section of Chinon. The evening was warm so we enjoyed a relaxed and unhurried meal on the terrace. The food was tasty and unique and a good value for the price. Our server (owner?) was helpful in explaining the menu to us, and very kindly encouraged our daughters in their... More 

Thank BeaBusy
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

For those who like friendly, comfortable places to eat with great value and excellent food, this is the very best in Chinon. Expect a memorable meal and that is just what you get, Cooked to perfection and served as if to friends.

Thank DaveAlx
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We found this place accidentally whilst looking around Chinon one evening.. Lovely courtyard enticed us in as did the reasonably priced menu. Food was excellent; a 3 course menu, a 2 course menu and an excellent bottle (50cl) of a local red, Les Gravieres, all for 51.50 euros. One slight query; the address on our bill was 73, Rue Haute... More 

Thank disleksik
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife and I found Le Gandoyau while wondering the streets of Chinon looking for good food without being over charged. It was off the beaten path and only had 3 guests besides us. We had the lamb and the stew with an appetizer and a desert washed down with some local red wine. The food was tasty, the price... More 

Thank MatthewOneNine

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 rue Voltaire, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: 0247930471

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