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Esprit gourmand

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6 Rue du Cheval Blanc, 28000, Chartres, France
+33 2 37 36 97 84
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was booked by the owner of the hotel we were staying in. What a superb meal. The food was amazing, staff were polite and professional. Definitely a place to go back to. Suggest you book as it gets very busy.

1 Thank Alison B
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Well...let's get one thing straight. We choose this place due to self-fulfilling prophecy of being number one at TA. This sets high expectations... The place is is warm and cosy. Probably a perfect winter location. English menus are available and the staff is really motivated to inform about dishes and take orders in English language. The menus itself is pretty... More 

1 Thank Christoph Z
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Chartrés as a stop over on our journey South and chose Esprit Gourmond from Tripadvisor Our reservation was at 19:30 and we were the first in the restaurant. Our meet and greet was very pleasant and we offered any table which was to our liking We chose the Gourmond menu which consisted of a Greek salad starter,... More 

1 Thank Peter S
Chartres, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent restaurant! Food delicous! Service very friendly but professional. Excellent choice of wines. Best place I've eaten in a long time. Reserve in advance to avoid disappointment. Decoration could be improved, reason why I didnt give the fifth star.

Thank MollyMcD61
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

This was no1 on Tripadvisor when we visited Chartres. The staff could not have been more helpful and charming but the food was simply not interesting enough. The pork with tagliatelle was well cooked and tender but the flavour was all one note and it needed something to enliven it. Similarly the creamy desert was extremely bland and would have... More 

Thank Martin C
Madrid, Spain
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent home French food, worm place, nice stuff, peaceful, relaxin diner. Perfect place to end a tourist day and feel your shelve as a French person. Don't miss it, we have the menu gourmet, it was ok, but next time I will try some thing else for sure. If this Menu it was very good,(25e) I can imagine the regular... More 

Thank gerardoalfonso
Broadstairs, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

We were staying in Chartres for one night and chose this restaurant from TripAdvisor. An excellent choice. The service was excellent. We did not want a bottle of wine and they were happy to serve by the glass although it isn't on the menu. The food was superb. I had pork and my husband had steak. We shared a delicious... More 

Thank Babs Y
zurich switzerland
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Our party of 4 was impressed all the way. Arrived early, before 19:30 with no reservation and immediately got a table in the garden (which was a little stuffy but still fine). The food was fantastic (all agreed it was one of the best meals we had during our week in France) and it was only outdone by the great... More 

1 Thank patch1004
Montes Claros, Brazil
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I'm so glad to read about the ranking of the Espirit Gourmand! I really enjoyed the food and the service was even more especial! I had lunch with my mother and daughter of 1.9 years old and was extremely well served. In France, it's not so common to receive good service when you're accompanied by small children. This was not... More 

Thank Barbpsp
Norwich, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Our first night in France after a fraught trip from calais through biblical storms brought us to Chartres and a meal at Esprit Gourmand. Wow! After our travel woes we arrived late but no problem, the owner and staff were welcoming and offered us a free amuse bouche while we perused the menu with a glass of sparkling white with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$42
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rue du Cheval Blanc, 28000, Chartres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chartres
  • Phone Number: +33 2 37 36 97 84
Nous sommes fermes le dimanche soir,le lundi et le mardi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?