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13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 44 55
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (26 reviews)
“cuttlefish” (3 reviews)
“cod” (7 reviews)
French, European, Gluten Free Options
13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very unpleasant evening. We were hoping for a great meal, the first course was ok (no more) But the main course was very poor. I had ordered the ‘market of the day’ which was cod, it arrived over-cooked and swimming in a plate of water...More

Thank Kerin P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait staff looked hassled throughout our 1.5 hour dinner. Service was slow considering we only ordered the 3-course set menu. The €29 menu not just lacked quality ingredients but lacked taste. Plating was amateurish and sadly, didn't warrant a picture keepsake. From the mediocre taste,...More

Thank SGPTaiTai
Reviewed May 9, 2018

We had high expectations, but we were disappointed. After being served our aperitifs and amuse-bouches we had to wait for more than 1,5 hour before we got our starters. We alerted the staff in the hope of being offered an explanation or an apology, but...More

1  Thank Mats L
Reviewed April 22, 2018

Nicole, my lovely highly disabled wife and I arrived late for dinner to the restaurant by Chinon/French standards, but it was well well worth it. The location itself is as stunning as it is medieval. That said, there is nothing medieval about the restaurant once...More

Thank Alex T
Reviewed April 20, 2018

We had a lovely dinner here. We had one of the set menus. All the food was of a high standard and delicious, the staff charming and efficient and in a very nicely presented restaurant. One of the best meals we had in Chinon.

Thank alexandramachray
Reviewed April 18, 2018

In 2016 I ate here on my birthday. I had a cold and could not taste much. My husband said it was an amazing meal. It was on the day of the Wine Festival and the owners son had his first day helping out. We...More

Thank ovine
Patrick D, Propriétaire at L'Oceanic, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

“Madame Wheeler, We thank you for choosing our restaurant for the second time to celebrate your birthday. Indeed, I remember very well your booking. As I did not want to make a mistake with your name, you have written yourself it on our booking book....More

Reviewed March 18, 2018

This was a cute little restaurant we found on the main street. Good value menu with high quality food and service. At least while the night we were there, it was only French-speaking tourists like us. They sat us in a small corner so it...More

Thank Rene W
Reviewed March 1, 2018

On a bitterly cold day in Chinon, we were looking for somewhere warm for a good lunch. We walked past l’Oceanic twice - a very modern looking place in the main pedestrian street and decided it looked good. We were not disappointed - from the...More

Thank lok234
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Open and bright dining room; tables are spaced apart nicely. Entrées and mains (lobster in papillote; cod) were very good: fish was very fresh, nicely presented. Service was good but just a bit abrupt.

Thank SusanGH
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We have been to this restaurant a few times in the past, but it doesn't look like I have reviewed it before. We came for lunch with a couple of friends and chose the four course menu a l'heure which represents good value for money...More

1  Thank Libellule37
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$51
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 44 55
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Cuisine de poisson de mers et riviere, suivant le cours des saisons....plats à emporter,
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