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“Great French Food. Helpful owner”
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Les Papilles
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 July 2012

We were recommended to go to this restaurant by the manger at our hotel and we were not disappointed. The restaurant is located along a restaurant row in the centre of town. The decor is very modern and clean. There seemed to be many tables of American and English tourists. The menu is in French only but the owner of the restaurant who used to be a travel agent is very helpful in explaining the menu and making recommendations. There is no attitude like you find with many waiters in Paris. The food was very well prepared, innovative and simply delicious. We had the set menu and they made a half size portion of their steak dinner for my daughter. The owner despite being very busy (the restaurant was full) came over and spent time talking to us about where we were from and her travels to Canada. She dis the same with many other tables. She also recommended a nice wine for my wife. I would encourage everyone to consider eating here. Please be aware that the restaurant will be closed for 3 weeks in August for vacation. This is common in France as many restaurants close in the summers for holidays. We paid about $100 for the whole meal.

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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Les Papilles was recommended to us by our hotel owners. We had arrived on a Monday when many restaurants were closed but Les Papilles was an exception.

The restaurant had originally been located near Les Halles just to the west of the old quarter but had recently moved to the main thoroughfare in the town.

It is a small bistro style restaurant. There are not many tables and they are set quite close but there is a great atmosphere. The staff are extremely friendly and polite and Madame shows an interest in her clients coming to the tables for a chat.

The food was outstanding and it is evident the owners source locally and show great pride in the region's produce. They pride themselves too in honest traditional French cooking. We chose the 28€ three course menu which was outstanding value and between us we had white asparagus and a hollandaise mousse, cassoulet of escargots, succulent pavés of beef, and finished with roasted goat's cheese and a moelleux of chocolate.

There is a wide range of wines, mostly from Touraine, and we spoilt ourselves with a fine 2005 Bourgueil which cost 32€. There were cheaper wines but this one was really worth it.

We often come to Tours and Les Papilles has gone to the top of our list of dining places.


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Reviewed 25 February 2014
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Reviewed 5 February 2014
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Reviewed 18 January 2014
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