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Au Chapeau Rouge

49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 98 08 08
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European
49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We've been here a few times before but not for a while. The food was very good and with plenty to choose from on the menu. We took the advice of the wine waiter for the wines and he got it spot in matching the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank richardhX3197DV
Reviewed October 6, 2018

We had a lovely dining experience at this wonderful little restaurant which was tucked into the corner of one of the little plazas in the middle of Chinon. The food, wine, and desserts were excellent and the service was impeccable! It is a good idea...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Shanda J
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We were able to get outdoor seating at this restaurant, which sits at the entrance to the city. This was recommended by Rick Steves so it was fairly busy. The amuse bouche was a cold melon soup with a bacon strip, fish mousse on toast...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank SFlaHales
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

I dined in this delightful restaurant on 12 September 2018. The menu was excellent. All dishes were beautifully prepared and were served by a very efficient and hard-working team of two ladies and one man who were looking after the whole restaurant including several tables...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FrenchTraveller15
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

To a perfect holiday. Dinner for four on our last night in chinon. No kids menu but precisd instructions to the chef and a secret stash of ketchup the 8 year old was satisfied. The teenager with a slightly more sophicated palate insisted on the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank olaj484
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is traditional French cuisine at its finest. Small menu to ensure that all the ingredients are fresh and a highly talented chef who carefully selects his ingredients - and is generous with information as to where he sources. We booked on the 14th August...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank GCW56
Reviewed August 9, 2018

My wife and i ate here during our recent trip through Chinon and we were amazed at the quality of food in such a small town. This was one of the best meals we had during our 2 weeks in France, including Paris. We also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Qdog56
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Booked over phone, 2 adults 2 kids. Asked ages, 6 & 3. No problem,Turned up, can only asume she was owner or matradee but she was very put out that we had wasted a table for 4 for 2 kids who did not want their...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Edward Y
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Chinon and chose this intimate looking restaurant. We had not booked! We asked for a table outside but were told only inside was available. That was fine. We chose a table at the window but were told this was reserved. I pointed...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

In the beautiful town of Chinon, this restaurant sets good standards, even if I wasn’t quite as bowled over by it as some of the reviewers were. Set in a central square, the Red Hat does classic French dishes whilst using a local Loire twist...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gwhitegeog
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 98 08 08
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