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42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
42 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 14 November 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 10 November 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
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Back again but this time with my wife. I had already booked our table before we left the UK, but whilst we were there they turned away at least 20 people as they were full and this was on a Tuesday evening!!?? My wife had...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We had just an incredible experience here, and it definitely topped our list of places to eat in France. Our server was friendly and helpful, and recommended a fantastic wine. The food was top-notch. My appetizer of sauteed froie gras absolutely blew my mind, and...More

Thank emln50
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We had a lovely dinner at L'Ardoise. The food was excellent - the only fault being some salad garnish that tasted of heavily chlorinated water. The table upstairs was lovely and the service, for the most part, was good. It was, however, let down by...More

Thank JulianPeace66
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We gave plenty of notice that we were both vegetarians and the guys ay L'Ardoise certainly came up trumps! Its a delightful setting, and you can even peruse the ample wine rack and pick your bottle before your order is taken. The front of house...More

Thank Minklesontour
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Rang on the off chance that there would be a table and managed to get one outside. Excellent food: cod, duck, and beef between us for main courses, and all beautifully presented with a variety of individual vegetables - a great contrast to some very...More

Thank James_C_S_H
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We went for an evening meal during an overnight stop in Chinon based on the trip advisor reviews we had read. We weren't disappointed, it's well worthy of its place in the top 4! To start with, the surroundings were lovely. The design has been...More

Thank EmmaL490
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We were lucky A reservation was cancelled. Excellent food and wine of chinon. Nice and friendly service.

Thank loekschmidt100
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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
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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$20 - US$44
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, 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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