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French, European, International
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in while in town to see the Abby. It was a lucky chance. Our choices were very good, attractively presented and a very good value in terms of quality. Service was also prompt and accommodating. We would certainly visit again if in the...area.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 6 September 2023 via mobile

We sat outside on a beautiful warm evening. The food was superb. We both had the sardines followed by fish of the day. The food was beautifully cooked and presented. The seasonable vegetables with the fish were like a ratatouille and were absolutely delicious. The...staff were very attentive but we had plenty of time to enjoy the meal. A great experience.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2023

What a lovely detailled review, many thanks for sharing! The whole team is delighted - thank you!

Reviewed 29 August 2023

Really enjoyed the food and excellent service. Direct opposite the Abbey. Also good value for money

Date of visit: August 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2023

Bonjour, it’s a delight to read your review and compliments for food, staff and value for money! On behalf of all in the team: a sincere thank you!

Reviewed 1 August 2023 via mobile

One of the few restaurants in the area that have multiple well thought of vegetarian options on the menu. Add a very friendly staff, nice atmosphere and great location (just opposite the Abbey) and you have a place to come back to. As a little...extra, one of the waiters recommended us his preferred local wine. We ended up visiting the winery the next day!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2023

We are so pleased you had an enjoyable (vegetarian) meal with us! The local wineries are all very friendly and passionate, so glad that staff gave you a nice recommandation for Loire Valley wines closeby!

Reviewed 29 July 2023

Served as a Group on several evenings either on the terrace or adjoining room, depending on weather. Beautifully presented food and served by happy attentive staff. Thoroughly enjoyable.

Date of visit: June 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2023

Dear Sarkh, What a delightful group you were! We thoroughly enjoyed welcoming you and the magnificent cars back again. Your review is very much appreciated by all and has been shared with the team. Many thanks! Christophe & Mieke, proprietors.

Reviewed 19 July 2023

Stayed at this hotel tonight- rooms are great and the meal was superb. Special compliment to the two waitresses who were fantastic and a credit to the restaurantMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2023

Dear Stuart, we are so pleased that the hôtel and the restaurant lived up to your expectations! The compliments have been passed on to our waitresses, we do indeed share your opinion that they are a credit to the restaurant! Many thanks for your contribution,...More

Reviewed 11 June 2023

After a lovely morning touring the Abbey, we stopped for lunch at La Croix Blanche, located on the main square of the charming village of Fontevraud. We had wine and I had a warm goat cheese salad (see picture), which was wonderful! My cousin had...a chicken dish that she also enjoyed very much. The food and atmosphere certainly made lunch a highlight of our day.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2023

Bonjour and many thanks for making our day thanks to this wonderful review from all of us at La Croix Blanche Fontevraud.

Reviewed 5 June 2023

We took time out for lunch while visiting Abbaye Fontevraud. It was a quiet Monday so we simply asked for a table for 2 and enjoyed the sights outside. The streets here are very attractive indeed with almost all residences and businesses resplendent in spring...flowering roses. I ordered Salade de chèvre chaud fromage de chèvre de Touraine, croûtons, sucrine, noix, miel, dés de poire caramélisés. Superb… and great value at 13.5euro. My partner ordered Gouline: tourte locale aux rillauds (porc), champignons, shiitaké, chenin blanc, crème de tomme… a very delectable pie with a generous sauce that suited it perfectly. Again, superb quality and presentation and a modest 13euro. Two glasses of house wine -Chinon Blanc - from a good maker and 2020 vintage - were no less a treat. Just 7e each… bargain…the best lunch I’ve had in my 2 weeks in the Loire. Good coffee, plenty of change from 40euro. Bravo La Croix Blanche. Very memorable indeed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2023

Bonjour, we are so pleased you had a delightful lunch and appreciated the value for money we offered! Enjoy the remainder of your holiday and please do stop by when you are in the area next! Kind regards, Mieke, proprietor

Reviewed 17 May 2023

At first glance you might not choose this restaurant. The place is small, the opening times are short and the menu is quite limited. Don't walk away. Huge mistake. Massive. Small really is beautiful. We were staying in the Abbey Hotel but couldn't get a...table at their restaurant. Thought we'd chance it here and ended up there every evening of our stay. They do the French classics and they do them really well. The staff are warm, welcoming, friendly and incredibly efficient. Couldn't fault anything. Any place that can get my 80 year old mother into virgin mojitos gets my vote. Whatever you have, don't miss trying the cremet d'anjou for dessert. Even better, pair it with the tarte tatin for an experience that's just a big bowl/plate of happy. Love this place!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2023

Bonjour, thank you for walking up to our restaurant every evening of your stay! Your review and happy comments have made us all extremely happy and we are delighted to read your compliments and experiences written with such humor and fun! Do enjoy your holiday...More

Reviewed 26 September 2022

Terrible food, a true tourist trap. We ordered the steak with homemade bearnaise. The steak was cold, overcooked and of bad quality. The sauce was clearly out of a packet, with the plastic packaging in it. DONT COME HEREMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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M Chabenat, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2022

Bonjour, Do not use Tripadvisor just to post nasty reviews, speak up while on site - your memories of your day out will be so much nicer! If you are unhappy with your food we will be very pleased to put it right or provide...More

Reviewed 18 September 2022 via mobile

We stayed in the hotel for 2 nights and opted to eat in the restaurant the first night . Very average meal - nothing wrong - but just a very average standard of cooking . Perhaps the worst thing was that we seated in a...small back room which was absolutely without atmosphere . I wondered why I had bothered to get changed for dinner . So make sure you get into the main part of the restaurant if you want to have any enjoyment ! We chose another restaurant in the village for our second night . Thank goodness ! The food and ambience was excellentMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Tulipe024, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2022

Bonjour, Thank you for staying in our hotel. All bookings are followed up by a confirmation with details of our restaurant and a link to the menu. The menu is also available in each hotel room, at reception and on two separate walls outside the...More

Reviewed 24 August 2022

5 of us had an excellent lunch at this charming spot just outside the gate to the Abbaye de Fontevraud on a very warm day. The air conditioned space was welcome, as was the friendly service and great food and wine. If you prefer something..."a cut above" the usual local fare, this is for you. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Tulipe024, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2022

Bonjour and thank you for this review. So pleased your enjoyed our refreshing fans with water haze to cool you down! Best regards from all of us, La Croix Blanche Fontevraud

Reviewed 21 September 2021 via mobile

We had a very poor experience here on the last night of our holiday. Having eaten out at several other restaurants in the week and had good food and service from people who really try. This was a massive disappointment. We found the front of...house stand offish (apart from the waitresses, who seemed pleasant, but unhappy in their work). We returned our main courses because the steak was tough and gristly and the lamb shank was cold and was also tough. The chips and vegetables were tasteless and unappealing. When replacement meals were delivered the steak was a thin piece folded in two, and as a result was over cooked. The lamb shank was again tough and difficult to cut into. We decided to leave at this point. Two failed attempts to deliver good food at this price point is not good enough. We paid for our wine and left. We ended up being unable to find another place to eat that evening. Dreadful. These people should visit other local restaurants and see how it should be done. If I could have scored zero I would have.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Tulipe024, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2021

Dear mr and mrs Stephens, We are so pleased that you were able to eat for free in our restaurant! Yes indeed,we took photos of the plates you returned to the kitchen twice and there was not much left of the steak you ordered. You...More

Reviewed 14 August 2021 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at Plantagenet in August 2021. Our truit and cesar salad were tasty and well presented. The "café gourmand" was a bit disappointing in quantity if beautifuly plated. Service was good. Prices are fairly reasonable for the quality of the food. Recommended.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Tulipe024, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2021

Your review is very much appreciated! Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely holiday!

Reviewed 19 July 2020 via mobile

Lovely duck, excellent wine suggestion, ambience was perfect - really liked the plants by the tables, service was attentive but not overpowering. A very nice dinner.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Tulipe024, Propriétaire at Restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2020

Dear JFtravel, such a nice review with great marks, we very much appreciate it! Kindest regards, Mieke, proprietor.

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