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42 Rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had foie gras as a starter and lamb for main course and both were superb. But I would particularly recommend the selection of mini desserts/cafe gourmand. Each dessert was delicious. Considering the high quality of the food, the cost is very reasonable. One point for information. We arrived early evening and had no trouble... More 

Thank Victoria O
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214 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place when staying in Chinon. Casual atmosphere with great service. Unfortunately, did not get the waitress' name but she was great- friendly and helpful. We ordered the lamb and sausage for mains and food was good. Service was even better. We visited on the night France was playing Germany so place was empty except a couple... More 

Thank ChrisSeattle_wa
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, lovely wine, great service, dignified and relaxed. Not hugely expensive, if staying in Chinon longer would definitely visit again- do book ahead.

Thank Smeg04
Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited L'Ardoise twice when staying in Chinon. The food is beautiful and we were warmly welcomed on both occasions. It's a little on the expensive side, but both meals were delicious, with some of the dishes having an Asian twist. L'Ardoise is definitely worth a visit for a special occasion, or just because you want to treat yourself!

1 Thank AMGMiltonKeynes
east sussex
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit and even better than the last. The food and presentation is excellent and great French style service. Very relaxing and nice ambience to the restaurant. Menu was valued and a excellent choice of local wines. Madame is front of house and speaks very good English and her husband is the chef. Can't wait to return... More 

1 Thank sueandrobEastSussex
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent host who helped us choose from the various menus on offer. the food was very good and the selection was good although some dishes list something in translation and we're not quite as expected . Overall an enjoyable evening.

Thank Julia L
Coventry, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We ate here on a Friday night during a walking holiday. We booked online using 'fork' which was needed as they turned most people away who turned up without a reservation. The staff were good and explained everything in English, the food was very good and reasonably priced for the quality. Service was a little slow as they were busy... More 

1 Thank John W
Exeter, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We arrived late-evening into a very busy 'bistro' but the helpful staff found us a table and we had the set menu. Stephane Perrot has a flair for great cooking and stylish presentation - each course was cooked to perfection and accompanied by a recommended good bottle of local Chinon wine. Our bill (for two) came to 79 euros -... More 

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Linthicum, MD
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229 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We thought we'd need a reservation on a Saturday night, and reserved online in advance. It's a good thing we did, because the restaurant was full. It's called "The Slate" for a reason, since that's where the menu is written. There is no printed version. We ordered two courses instead of three for a change. There is no wine list.... More 

Thank JonesieLinthicum
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

We got the bistro menu-set, which included 3 courses for 24 euros and every single part of this dinner was perfect. Not to mention the amazing culinary experience, the service was excellent and wine delicious. Make sure you reserve ahead as the quality of this place seems to be well known in the area!

1 Thank Laura-Liisa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $44
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 48 78

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