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Bistrot de la Place

47 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 30 18
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible12%
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“escargot” (4 reviews)
“orange sauce” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
47 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Early season evening meal during stay in Chinon. Good meal, nice wine, great service and friendly enough to allow a couple of small dogs to sit quietly under the table. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Luke L
Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

Food quality a bit poor, and the same for wines. From outside the restaurant it looks interesting, but unfortunately the feeling is not confirmed while eating. The worse aspect that I faced was to digest after the dinner.

Thank sachas08
Reviewed November 24, 2016

It's a great people watching location but food was a little disappointing. We both had menu du jour with a pichet of wine and it could have been better.

Thank LSH L
Reviewed October 18, 2016

It was difficult to pick a spot as there are a number of bistros around the square but we weren’t disappointed with our choice. We got a good table near the fountain under the umbrellas (it was a very warm afternoon). We had 3 Café...More

Thank bluelizard
Reviewed October 10, 2016

The place was nice and the restaurant had a lot of people that gave us the idea something good is going on that s why we were waiting .At the end not only the salade au chevre chaud dressing was missing but also linguine bolognaise...More

1  Thank kikibrl
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Madame, monsieur, Nous nous souvenons très bien de vous, Nous ne voyons pas la raison de vos critiques concernant votre...More

Reviewed October 3, 2016

Having been to Chinon many times we are more than happy to have a coffee here, they don't have a great range of cakes, but the coffee is fine. Great place to sit and watch everything going on around you. I cannot give a review...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely three course meal with friends and enjoyed the meal without it being spectacular. The staff were friendly and helpful, and helped with some good recommendations for the meal. The wine was good and reasonably priced. I enjoyed the escargot but thought the...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed September 29, 2016

The staff is extremely welcoming and cannot do enough for you. The manager circulates throughout the evening ensuring all is going well. The location on the town square in Chinon is ideal for a delightful evening of dining, drinking a bit of lovely French wine,...More

Thank S B
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We have never been disappointed with the food or service at Bistro de la Place - very nice portions, hot and delicious. It's always a good meal and you're never rushed. It's by the fountain on the square in Chinon, surrounded by several other outside...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Staying here for a couple of weeks on campsite across the river went here for what we thought would be a nice evening meal food was bland to say the least and my dessert a lemon tart was drowned in blackcurrent sauce, staff were helpful...More

1  Thank TJ_stone855
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 30 18
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