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Le Gandoyau

73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 04 71
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (5 reviews)
“local dishes” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simple local dishes cooked with excellence. Friendly no nonsense service from the proprietor who knew his stuff. Lovely local wines. Just a brilliant relaxed evening!

Thank Jon-Jayne P
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We had a very nice group meal here of chicken salad. Very quiet for a hot sunny Saturday. We ate indoors which was cooler. There is a very nice outside terrace where bizarrely no photographs can be taken. Good, speedy service and inexpensive.

Thank Iona M
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Good food & very helpful on advising on Gluten Free choices. Some English spoken by the friendly & helpful waiting staff I would highly recommend.

Thank Val W
Reviewed August 13, 2017

Luckily booked this restaurant or wouldn't have got a table. Smallish menu but varied enough to chose from. Wine list which was mostly local excellent wine and very reasonably prices. Service was very friendly and efficient, Certainly one of the best experiences in Chinon and...More

Thank C-121
Reviewed May 26, 2017

Lovely setting on a terrace with a boutique hotel at one side and the kitchen at the other. I was early, ordered a nice bottle of white Loire wine and asked whether I could order food later. No problem. Friendly and attentive service. The food...More

Thank Hans Thomas H
Reviewed April 28, 2017

We happened on this restaurant while visiting Chinon. It is several hundred metres on the main street north beyond the centre, but well worth the walk. The large mushroom stuffed with rillette was delicious and the lamb was perfectly cooked and tender. Both the chocolate...More

Thank oldkoot1
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on more than one occasion and it is perfectly situated, if you are staying at Hostellerie Gargantua. The patron is hospitable and welcoming and the service is efficient. As an aperitif the 'aperitif maison' is recommended. Our starters were okay and...More

Thank DP1066
HotelGargantua, Propriétaire at Le Gandoyau, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2016

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you very much for comment. Why didn't you say anything ? Of course for your "cockerel" ( different than a chicken ), I would have changed your main course during your meal. Your comment was read by the chef which...More

Reviewed September 12, 2016

We chose this restaurant for it's peaceful setting and the interesting choices on the menu. It was a Mondaynight and a lot of restaurants are closed although "The Maison Rouge" down the old was open we preferred this menu. We chose from the set menu...More

Thank gardenmidget
HotelGargantua, Propriétaire at Le Gandoyau, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2016

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you very much for comment about our restaurant. This one was read by all of the team. I'm sincerily sorry for the problem with the drain, if you said it, I proposed you an other table of course. We are...More

Reviewed July 31, 2016

We chose this restaurant because the menu looked like there was plenty of choice and the setting was very pretty. Got off to a good start. Waiter (owner?) was pleasant and we ordered a lovely bottle of rose from the Tours area. My husband ordered...More

Thank EJL12
Reviewed July 12, 2016

Proprietor was very amiable, good sense of humor and good english.We had beef casserole which was full of flavor and very tender, and grilled Cockrell, both good. Lovely quiet setting.

Thank missOrganized
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 04 71
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