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“Nice setting”

Bistrot de la Place
Ranked #43 of 66 Restaurants in Chinon
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
Cravant, France
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice setting”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

In terms of setting, Bistrot de la Place is in a good position. Right on the main square in Chinon. In terms of the quality, service and pricing of food - it's fine. We went a few weeks ago, after not having been for a while, and with local friends who tend to use it regularly. Came away with the same feelings as before. Just not that interesting. Our friends do like it, but we don't share the same enthusiam.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Mixiewing
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Two of us ate here and a good meal. The service and menu was very good and the waiter recommended an excellent local wine.
The atmosphere was good and the bill very reasonable. We will eat here again when we next visit Chinon.

Visited June 2014
Thank David H
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Friendly service and food mixed”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

But nothing to rave about. We were not allowed to have the Menu du Jour as we had arrived too late in the lunch service (just after 2pm) and were initially told we could only have one course! We must have eaten it quickly enough because then were allowed desert. The food was mixed - 2 of us had one of their specialties, a pork knuckle that was meaty and tender, with potato, and one of had one of the dishes off the days menu which was dry and had obviously seen better days. The baguette was good, the wine was good. Creme brulee was good, fruit salad was okay, and the chocolate cake with raspberry centre was barely ok. Well, not really. It was dry and bland. Coffee was good. Like I said, a mixed bag. Would probably try elsewhere next time.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank CandJMelbourne
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Oakland, CA
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice setting, meh food”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

The location and seating are adorable, but food and service are much less notable. I had the menu - food was bland and salmon was seriously overlooked. I'd recommend it for a nice place for a drink on the square, but divine your meal elsewhere.

Visited June 2014
Thank iwantwine
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Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Poor food and service”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

It started off well with a friendly waiter who regardless of my poor attempt at French spoke English anyway and seated us and took our drink orders straight away. It only got worse from there. First they sent our meals to the table next to us, and when the lady said 'that isn't mine' they took our meal back and after a five minute wait we finally got our meals. The one served to the table next to us was now served to me quite obviously as the spinach was so old it was now dark and crusty on top. The food was bland and over cooked. We then waited for half an hour and still had not received our desserts. After a disgruntled look at the waiter we got our bill. They had charged us for the desserts we had ordered and hadn't received! After informing them of this there was no apology, just a 'no problem' from them when we requested that they remove the dessert from the bill. They made out like it was our problem that the dessert did not come out and we were doing them an injustice by taking them off the bill! I know we are tourists and our French is not good but surely we deserve more respect?

  • Visited April 2014
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