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42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“rum baba” (3 reviews)
“pineapple” (2 reviews)
Open Now
19:00 - 21:00All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great find...booked only half an hour before arrival, we were able to have an outside table. The couple who run it are a fabulous team..She's the maitre'd and made us feel very welcome. He's the chef and very talented too. The meal...More

Thank Paulthediner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not having reserved, we were lucky to sneak in and grab the last table. The restaurant is obviously popular and well patronised. Excellent, efficient and friendly service in a variety of different languages. A good range of dishes using locally ingredients, carefully prepared and beautifully...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The L'Ardoise is a lovely, intimate restaurant with a small but varied menu (~28EUR for 3 courses, although you can order a la carte, if you are less hungry.) Those of you confused by the prior divergent reviews should note that this restaurant appeals to...More

Thank drsusanc
Reviewed 17 June 2017

This restaurant is charming. Very nice atmosphere and good service, both friendly and helpful. English is spoken here should you need it. The menu was not too big but varied and it was hard to choose between the delicious offers. There are wine racks where...More

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant meal at L'Ardoise. The food was generally good but I really didn't need my cod dish wrapped in a cellophane wrapper - all a bit ridiculous ! Decent selection of wines Ambience a bit stiff and serious ...

Thank WadeyAlsagerCheshire
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We spent two nites in Chinon and liked this restaurant so much we ate there twice. Husband and wife team own the restaurant, she runs the front of the house and he is the chef. Fixed price menu for three courses was 28 euro. They...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2017

This review should have been written a lot sooner, as we traveled there last year. But we were talking to our friends last night about how excellent this place was. We were walking through Chinon and when I saw the restaurant, I remembered reading about...More

Thank thelevines
Reviewed 19 April 2017

During our recent visit to chinon, we were here for dinner. Looking at the menu, we were quite hesitant if we could find 'something' to eat, as we are vegetarians. I must confess that we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent service and amazing food!...More

Thank theraingirl
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and service, definitely recommend! Had salmon with mango for a starter and my husband had fois gras , we both had duck served with veg, pomme purée and pineapple for the main - everything was delicious! The wine as recommended by the owner...More

Thank Kseniya H
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for dinner with our two kids aged 7 + 5. Delicious food and hands down the best 'menu enfant' we've had in our year in France. Helpful waitstaff fluent in English. But make a reservation! We were one of 3 tables that made it...More

Thank Mike D
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Julie P
16 May 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$19 - US$41
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
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:45 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:00
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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