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Bistrot de la Place
Ranked #37 of 70 Restaurants in Chinon
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 July 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.

Thank David H
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Reviewed 6 July 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.

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Thank CandJMelbourne
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

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.

Thank iwantwine
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Reviewed 16 April 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?

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Reviewed 11 October 2013

We got in without reservations for dinner; it was fairly crowded, but not noisy - the service was timely. We enjoyed our meal. Reasonably priced, same goes for the wine list.

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Thank ejep84
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