We ate at the Cafe Serpente at the end of a long day travelling from the West Midlands by train. We had visited the Cathedral (amazing) and wanted supper whilst watching the Chartres Lumiere. The Cafe Serpente offered a prime location for the wonderful display in a traditional bistro setting. The food was very good. I had the onion soup to start and my husband had the snails; both were authentic and tasty. We both enjoyed St Pierre, or John Dory, for our main course. This is my absolute favourite fish and not often found on menus in the UK, so this was a real treat for me. Tarte tatin provided a perfect end to the meal. All washed down with a good French wine. Service was 'unrushed' but good, and the staff were very helpful, calling a taxi for us at the end of our meal and not pushing us to leave until it arrived, despite them closing. Choose this bistro for an authentic French meal in a wonderful setting.
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