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Au Chapeau Rouge

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49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 98 08 08
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We can always count on quality food and service at 'Au Chapeau Rouge'. We've been visiting them for at least 10 years. Chef Christophe Dugin and his wife Murielle are professional all the way. Paying attention to every detail from table settings to a creative and diverse wine and food menu. They have a wonderful sommelier who listens well to... More 

Thank Michael F
London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On the whole it was an enjoyable evening but the service was extremely slow and disorganised. The food was better and was along the lines of traditional French food. I think the restaurant is trying too hard, by trying to be dramatic when presenting the main course under domes. Little touches were added but on the whole I would rather... More 

Thank Mark and Wils B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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182 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A fabulous example of French cuisine at its best! The quality of the food, the originality of the dishes, the presentation, the wine, the service, everything was just perfect. Whether meat or fish, everything was cooked to perfection, accompanied by delicious, smooth sauces. The desserts were works of art, expertly crafted. So happy our friends took us there. An unforgettable... More 

Thank rsitman
Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A good choice on a wet Bank Holiday for us. yes it was full and well patronised by the locals. A comprehensive menu and fine wine list. A good level of service and guidance from the family members of staff. a high standard of presentation of all dishes especially the deserts.

Thank Tankengine47
Linthicum, MD
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246 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We spent six nights in Chinon at the end of April. It was not a particularly busy time of year, and most restaurants we passed were almost empty. Imagine our surprise when we found Le Chapeau Rouge completely full! We made a reservation for the following evening and returned. We tried to start off with "la boisson," the house drink... More 

Thank JonesieLinthicum
Torquay, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I was disappointed when I ate here last June but one of my friends wanted to try here again. The food was a bit better than last time but still not to the standard from my first visit. Still it's worth a try if you're in the area.

Thank Richard H
Poitiers, France
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A very typical gourmet experience with excellent food well served. Not the cheapest restaurant, but felt satisfied when we left.

Thank Keith H
Romsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had a St Valentine dinner here this evening. Everyone arrived at the same time and the service was initially disorganised, for example the first course arrived before the white wine and one of the mains was tepid. The choice of main course was lobster and scallops or chicken, but we were told that lobster was not available as there... More 

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Central Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We first visited Au Chapeau Rouge in April 2014, and have been talking about our meals there ever since. We had high hopes of a return visit, and were lucky enough in December 2015 that (1) we did get to return to Chinon, (2) the restaurant was open for lunch on Christmas day, and (3) our hotel hosts helped us... More 

Thank Sesquipedalian
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Very good food Professional winelist High level of service High quality of raw materials Special desserts Good value for money

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?