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42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Food was delightful, wonderful atmosphere, and superb waitstaff. Recommended local wines beautifully completemnted the meal. Arrived hungry and cold, left warm and sated. Magnifique!

Thank marksavsavage
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place, wonderful service. I love how they have you walk up to their wine wall to select your bottle. The presentation of the dishes is really beautiful, but I ordered the duck breast as my plat and it came out thinly cut, not warm and uneven coloring looking like it had sat under a heating lamp for too long.... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

You will not find a more high quality cuisine for such a reasonable price anywhere. Service too was wonderfully accommodating and knowledgeable. Quite simply superb!

Thank AnaGramWords
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Our group of four ate on Wednesday 26 October 2016 and the meal was outstanding. Service and food presentation was very good indeed and the flavours and combinations are excellent. Chinon has great choice for some superb restaurants and we ate in four during our stay - this meal was the best and having visited France for many years right... More 

Thank Clive L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We ate here on Tuesday 25th October 2016. I had an egg and prawn starter which was elaborately presented but only had 1 prawn lacking in taste. I had a tuna and cous cous main, and the tuna was quite rare which I was expecting, but as the piece of fish had been folded a part of it wasn't cooked... More 

Thank Suzanne B
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place! The decor is very nice, the menu is super interesting and the service was really amazing. Our waitress is so passionate about the food and the wine that she bring the experience to an other level. The food was very special too with great presentation and well served too. Would love to have this place as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had lunch at L'Ardoise on a cool and wet Friday recently having been recommended by the owners of our accommodation in the Grand Pressigny. The restaurant is fairly small and was fully booked this day with restaurant staff having to turn away a number of customers. We took this as a positive sign and the majority of diners appeared... More 

Thank VivIenne C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Four of us ate here, lunchtime. All had amazing three courses. Service was good. Would have returned but unfortunately it was closed Sunday and Monday and had to leave early Tuesday!! Will definitely return next year

Thank janner44
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We ate here on the first night of our holiday. The waitress recommended the lamb, very disappointing, a huge piece of lamb on the bone, which would have been fine had the lamb not been so tough that I barely got a mouthful out of it! The other bits on the place were very good, but sadly the main event... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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225 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Wandered around Chinon a bit looking for a place that looked a bit better than most, and found it at L'Ardoise. Top quality Prix fixe (and actually not the most expensive even in that street), usual 2 or 3 course options, but wine was extra (nevertheless still cheap, especially compared to the UK!) Evening Prix fixe about €29, lunch €16.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$42
French, European
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 48 78

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