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42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

We dined here last night and it was a wonderful experience. The husband and wife team provide brilliant service and absolutely delicious food. The wine racks with bottles for sale are a nice touch, and the local wines by the glass very well chosen and...More

Thank Jim N
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This restaurant had reopened a few days before we visited it. The decoration is very tastefully done but maybe because of all the changes things didn't go well! We had to wait a long time for our meal and the waitress seemed to be stressed...More

Thank FranciscaR
Reviewed November 12, 2012

We first ate at L'Ardoise just after it had opened in 2006. We have returned at least once and often three or four times every year. Usually we have the lunchtime menu and it's always superb. The food is excellent, often with a little surprise...More

Thank Pomegranite58
Reviewed October 26, 2012

My family and I ate here twice during our stay in Chinon. Both the food and the service were outstanding. The place is run by a husband (chef) and wife (server) team. The wife's name is Helene, and she helped us out with the menu...More

Thank thesarahrich
Reviewed August 19, 2012

L'Ardoise is a restaurant in the centre Chinon in the Loire Valley, France. The menu and wine list were acceptable, but the presentation of the food was unnecessarily over-stylised (for example the baked Camembert as a starter was served in small terracotta garden pots with...More

3  Thank Ross Y
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Excellent menu with the most creative presentations on each plate! There was such a variety of interesting flavors that each bite was a delicious surprise! Truly first class and original!

Thank susan g
Reviewed May 21, 2012

Living locally we have tried many of the restaurants in the area, this was the first time at L'Ardoise. Having checked Tripadvisor for restauraunt reviews before going, I can only say I was disappointed. Maybe they were having a bad day. Our table was in...More

13  Thank Libellule37
Reviewed May 6, 2012

We had a lovely experience at L'Ardoise. Our stunningly beautiful waitperson was very helpful. After making my selections with my almost non-existent knowledge of French, she looked at me and said sweetly, "No, I don't think so. Kidneys." She was correct. I did not wish...More

1  Thank moddycurl
Reviewed April 18, 2012

Food is served on slates and you should take a photo as the presentation is out of this world. Only a small restaurant and quite pricey but far from mainstream and ideal for a special occasion.

2  Thank Babsstockport
Reviewed November 20, 2011

We visited Chinon while staying with friends in Montsoreau. L'Ardoise was one of their favorite area restaurants and they treated us to a wonderful meal there. Our friends explained that the owners were a married couple. The wife wife was the manager and maitre d'...More

2  Thank A_Beauceant
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Julie P
May 16, 2015|
Response from Stephane P | Property representative |
Yes we have gluten free options We are closed sunday and monday Our menus are available for lunch and evening (except" menu of the day" not available saturday evening)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $43
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 48 78
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