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“Excellent Dinner”
Review of Le Lion d'Or

Le Lion d'Or
Ranked #18 of 88 Restaurants in Amboise
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Excellent Dinner”
Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very strong, country restaurant. Food produced with great skill. Good value, great service. Well chosen wine list, although some of the local reds are "challenging" to say the least -- stick to white wines from the Loire or go to the Bordeaux or Burgundy Section.

  • Visited August 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Perth, Australia
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had a fabulous dinner here. We took the 21 euro set menu and it greatly exceeded our expectations. Fabulous fish tartare for me and terrine fois gras for my husband. Both delicious. Lovely trout with risotto main, husband's pork fillet Mignon also excellent. Desserts were works of art, almost too pretty to eat. The dining room is quite formal and we felt a bit under dressed in jeans having lucked out by getting a table without a reservation. However, most people were casually dressed and the staff were very helpful and not at all snooty! Drinks were also reasonably priced and we were delighted to receive a complimentry amuse bouche. One of the best meals I've ever had:)

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Fussytravellerwa
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Bonn
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food and excellent service”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

A French friend suggested we try this restaurant at the foot of the Royal Chateau and we luckily found space for the midday meal.
We chose the menu which we found to be very good, especially the entree of sea trout served with gingered caramel butter. The service was very friendly and competent and we were given excellent suggestions for wine. We returned for more of the same quality and were not disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank ellessbonn
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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Classy restaurant with very tasty food.”
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We went to Le Lion d'Or for lunch with some friends of ours and had a most amazing meal. The restaurant is modern and inviting and the staff very friendly. The meals were cooked to perfection and we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Would not be surprised to see a star awarded to the restaurant in the future. For those who have a sophisticated palate, this is a must stop.

  • Visited May 2014
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Dining with locals”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

Dinner here on a Saturday night. From the outside I expected a traditional dining area but instead we entered a very modern setting.

The large room we were seated in was full of French families/couples enjoying a night out.

Service was warm and friendly even though neither my wife nor I speak any French. All of the staff made an extra effort to help us thru a very good dinner.

Visited May 2014
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Thank tomethridge
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