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A La Pause Rabelaisienne

28 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 35 25
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  • Excellent12%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
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“salad” (5 reviews)
“pate” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (3 reviews)
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
28 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here and it was excellent. There is a menu du jour which is great value with 3 courses and there is a menu with lots of choice of lighter bites and full meals. It’s quick and friendly service, the patron sparks excellent...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Chinon is a gorgeous, quiet little town. We stopped at this restaurant for lunch. It’s in the lovely main square - there’s three or four restaurants that serve the outdoor area. Both me and my friend had the goats cheese salad which was simply delicious....More

Thank TerriLondon
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Set in a lovely little square by the castle this restaurant really made our day. We went here for dinner. We were a little anxious as we’d had a disaster at a different restaurant a few days earlier; however we had no reason to worry...More

Thank estalwin
Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

Well we enjoyed it. We got a table in the square sheltered feom the blazing sun after visiting the fortress. We took the menu du jour. The starters were rather plain, just a terrine of lapin and a goat’s cheese salad but my main of...More

Thank angie c
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Rabelais is famously associated with his character Gargantua who had the most enormous appetite in the world. When he was born, the first thing he said was, "After all that, I need a drink!" The "Pause" part of this particular restaurant's title means a place...More

Thank stephencamburn
Reviewed September 28, 2017

We had an early lunch here before visiting the Chateau. It was a great spot on the town square and, of course, we ate on the sidewalk. (Uh, they had tables and chairs there.) We had the menu and it was a good deal and...More

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Thought we'd book a table for dinner here as we visited twice for a drink after sightseeing and once for a morning coffee and found staff very pleasant. Object to paying 18 euros for 5 thin slices of Magret de Canard and what was at...More

Thank Hele P
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We love this place. It is the delightful staff who make this cafe/restaurant. We've been three times so far. I'm sure we'll return before we leave Chinon. Our first was for coffee on a wet day. We felt so welcome we booked for dinner that...More

Thank Dozzacat
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

We had the menu of the day. Herring salad and pate to start, steak with a pepper sauce for mains and then lemon tart and apple tart. All were really good. Nice wines to go with it and they very graciously followed our French. All...More

Thank atkinhump
Reviewed June 9, 2017

We ate outside the restaurant which has a corner position. The square is lively and busy but the service was good.

Thank Derek L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 35 25
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