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42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, International, European
$$ - $$$
42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant completely exceeded expectations. We had excellent service, the food was very well presented and tasted delicious, but we were lucky to get in without a reservation.

Thank Eileen O
Reviewed 1 week ago

A small rather idiosyncratic menu that turned out to be an absolute delight. The food was as good as ever experienced in our travels in France and the "Menu" priced at €28.50 was excellent value for money. All the dishes offered were rather different from...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you are tired of wandering around and seeing the same thing on every menu and really want something fresher and more exciting, come here... Lovely, fresh tasting French food with some oriental inspirations. Had a lovely tasty lunch with damned good wines, good service...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Enjoyed the set lunch in this excellent restaurant, delicious food, good wine list and efficient friendly staff.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed July 6, 2018

I ate here with a group of friends at lunchtime. What a fabulous choice. We chose from the set lunch time menu. Everyone except myself chose a salad. I opted for the entrecôte and was not disappointed. It was perfectly cooked and was succulent, the...More

Thank EnglandMisty70
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Dined here for lunch with a group and even though the restaurant was full,we didn't have to wait for our meal receiving excellent personal service. The food was good enough for some of our party to say the food could not have been bettered elsewhere...More

Thank bennySouthend
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We just had lunch here with our family of 5. We sat on the terace and had the best 3 course meal. The food was delicious and the service was superb—great local wine!We would dine here daily if we were staying near Chinon.

Thank Jennise S
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Elegant setting, very attentive service, great menu and comprehensive selection of local wines : everything a visitor to this lovely town could ask for. Thoroughly recommend it !

Thank Neighbor2
Reviewed November 14, 2017

On our first night in Chinon we made sure we went out to eat early: we arrived at L'Ardoise close after opening time (not even the first couple to arrive!). I was a bit nervous about the popularity of Chinon restaurants, and indeed the place...More

Thank NinjaNeko
Reviewed November 10, 2017

... certainly one of the best for value-for-money. We've eaten at several of the other TripAdvisor recommended restaurants in Chinon, but L'Ardoise comes top for quality of food, service and value-for-money. Menu of the day for €16 was super value - we enjoyed starters of...More

Thank daktari_on_safari
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Julie P
May 16, 2015|
Response from Stephane P | Property representative |
Yes we have gluten free options We are closed sunday and monday Our menus are available for lunch and evening (except" menu of the day" not available saturday evening)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 48 78
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