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“Nothing memorable”
Review of La Bonne France - CLOSED

La Bonne France
Price range: US$12 - US$43
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 November 2013

The place looks traditional and the service is outstanding but the food is average. For euro 20 more we had a beautiful dinner in a Michelin restaurant just nearby. Anyway, I remember the foi gras being a large chunk of not very good quality and the frog legs cooked without enough care, it was just fine, I mean, anything you add lots of butter, garlic and parsley taste good, right? and their version of a traditional dessert had a pretty heavy, citric flavour which doesn't work well. We expected a more formal restaurant but we rather found it too informal and "familiar"

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Thank Hayuelos
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

We were lucky enough to sit inside the dining room for dinner which is cosy but there is a large outside terrace as well if it is a nice evening. The restaurant was very busy so the one waiter was run off his feet but still was still somehow on top of things. This is a nice traditional restaurant with quality home cooked meals. Take a chance and try the frogs' legs!

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Thank travelbug956
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

La Bonne France is a small restaurant, outside the main tourist zone of this wonderful town.

The style, menu, and service all reflect the French restaurant tradition - combined with excellent value for money. It's better and cheaper than the restaurants that most Chinon visitors use!

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Le Bars D, Propriétaire at La Bonne France, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Dear Sir,

As you noticed it, it is worth going into the back streets of a town instead of the touristic zones. It is where you find, most of the time, better value and meal.
Thank you for your nice message encouraging us to go on with what we are doing.

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

We had dinner here in September with our Tour Group and had a lovely evening with brilliant service by a waiter than had energy to burn with another party booking upsatairs he spent the night runnning between the two floors while keeping up with orders from the kitchen who must have been run off their feet plus providing us with an amusing evening as he raced from one floor to another. The food was great and a good choice of food to everyones liking so a very enjoyable evening

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Thank sher341
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Le Bars D, Propriétaire at La Bonne France, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2013

Thank you for this very encouraging comments !
Effectively we are only 2 persons working in the restaurant and we are glad that you enjoyed the service as well as the meal.
We hope to see you again in Chinon.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

By chance found this tiny outdoor cafe in back streets of Chinon. Not at all touristy, genuine French eatery with locals having Sunday lunch. Best " le Menu" food for value and taste since arriving in France. Quiche or rabbit terrine, followed by lovely tender and tasty veal in cream sauce. All for E12 each, washed down with a " picher" of rosé wine for E4.50. Great lunch spot (although helpings were generous enough for a main meal)

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Thank ozrob63
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