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13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 44 55
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Rome, Italy
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had Yesterday a business dinner at this restaurant in Chinon. All went well, nice location, excellent service and quite good food, from high quality oysters up to an excellent soufllè as dessert. I would recommend it to Tripadvisor people.

Thank Paolo D
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90 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The marriage of foie gras and scallop..beautiful! The bringing together of sea bass and fillet steak...heavenly. Another of Chinon's restaurants not to be missed, you will almost certainly need to book a table. The food was served in good time with no excessive waiting by a polite and cheerful staff. No quibbles whatsoever!

Thank bobwood
Hampshire UK
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent fish dinner in this restaurant with oysters and beautifully cooked and presented white river fish. It was one of the best and most memorable meals of our 6 day holiday in France.

Thank RichardHampshireUK
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a class place, artistic decor; ambiance of a high class restaurant and food to match. Yet it has a plat et desert menu for under 20 Euro which includes a glass of wine! The nibbles with our aperitifs included black pudding en croute-delicious. Lots of fantastic touches, like the bread pieces being on a spike, the eccentric china.... More 

Thank DaveAlx
United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had researched this place weeks before our visit and checked it out with people I know who live nearby as I wanted the very best seafood resto. Booked for 19.30 hours dinner which is earliest they open. Patronne running a bit late was slightly cool to start with but as wife and I speak french quite well that very much... More 

Thank tonyr596
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We are regular visitors to Chinon and a key part of its attraction to us is the quality of a handful of superb places to eat. Alongside Les Annees Trente, L'Occeanic is at the top of our list of favourites. Self consciously contemporary in both the design of its dining room and in the cooking and presentation of its food,... More 

Thank NeilSissons
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We arrived without reservation for lunch on a very hot August afternoon (37+ degrees). My husband saw oysters on the menu and was hooked. We sat on the terrace. He had the oysters, I had a light goat cheese starter (deliciously light cheese - jellied with agar-agar) and we both had cod as main course - 100% fresh and perfectly... More 

Thank Pearl49
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, lobster starter was amazing. They have the pace just right, service was very professional. Decor of a very high standard, spacious. And comfortable. Really impressive experience.

Thank Diane S
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175 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived about 9:30pm, after being turned away from a couple of other restaurants and were surprised to get a table. The restaurant looks fresh and busy but we expected an average meal, don't ask me why, probably tired and in need of food. The carbonara and the salad my wife ate were excellent though, simple but well balanced. No... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

The staff are experienced, helpful and efficient. They speak English. The food was superb - my wife thinks its was the best meal ever eaten in a seafood restaurant. We had lobster.. each dish presented the lobster differently but consistently perfectly cooked.

Thank JanniOz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$60
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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
Cuisine de poisson de mers et riviere, suivant le cours des saisons....plats à emporter,

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?