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13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 44 55
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (27 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (3 reviews)
“cod” (8 reviews)
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13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Our third visit in as many years, and as good as the previous experiences. This is cooking of the highest order, and the chef is a master of sauces. Exemplary wine list: we greatly enjoyed a dry Vouvray, Domaine de la Fontainiere. The meal unfolds...More

Thank james343333
Reviewed 12 July 2018

So our French was very poor but the waitress came to our aid and we made our selections. The Somelier was extremely attentive. The Caviar was great, the samon appetizer was wonderful as were my oysters. My mussels were wonderful and the other main dishes...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Very unpleasant evening. We were hoping for a great meal, the first course was ok (no more) But the main course was very poor. I had ordered the ‘market of the day’ which was cod, it arrived over-cooked and swimming in a plate of water...More

Thank Kerin P
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

Wait staff looked hassled throughout our 1.5 hour dinner. Service was slow considering we only ordered the 3-course set menu. The €29 menu not just lacked quality ingredients but lacked taste. Plating was amateurish and sadly, didn't warrant a picture keepsake. From the mediocre taste,...More

Thank SGPTaiTai
Reviewed 9 May 2018

We had high expectations, but we were disappointed. After being served our aperitifs and amuse-bouches we had to wait for more than 1,5 hour before we got our starters. We alerted the staff in the hope of being offered an explanation or an apology, but...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Nicole, my lovely highly disabled wife and I arrived late for dinner to the restaurant by Chinon/French standards, but it was well well worth it. The location itself is as stunning as it is medieval. That said, there is nothing medieval about the restaurant once...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We had a lovely dinner here. We had one of the set menus. All the food was of a high standard and delicious, the staff charming and efficient and in a very nicely presented restaurant. One of the best meals we had in Chinon.

Thank alexandramachray
Reviewed 18 April 2018

In 2016 I ate here on my birthday. I had a cold and could not taste much. My husband said it was an amazing meal. It was on the day of the Wine Festival and the owners son had his first day helping out. We...More

Thank ovine
Patrick D, Propriétaire at L'Oceanic, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

“Madame Wheeler, We thank you for choosing our restaurant for the second time to celebrate your birthday. Indeed, I remember very well your booking. As I did not want to make a mistake with your name, you have written yourself it on our booking book....More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

This was a cute little restaurant we found on the main street. Good value menu with high quality food and service. At least while the night we were there, it was only French-speaking tourists like us. They sat us in a small corner so it...More

Thank Rene W
Reviewed 1 March 2018

On a bitterly cold day in Chinon, we were looking for somewhere warm for a good lunch. We walked past l’Oceanic twice - a very modern looking place in the main pedestrian street and decided it looked good. We were not disappointed - from the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$52
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 44 55
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Cuisine de poisson de mers et riviere, suivant le cours des saisons....plats à emporter,
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