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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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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good49%
  • Average20%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (4 reviews)
“pate” (2 reviews)
“ate here” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
28 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 28 September 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 14 September 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 28 July 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 29 June 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 9 June 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
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Been to Chinon several times but first time eating here. Started with nice Kir Blanc and then had 6 snails which were very garlicky and herby butter with plenty of bread to mop up. Followed up with Cote du Boeuf. Cooked perfectly-rare. Came with 3...More

Thank baltoriolesblue
Reviewed 28 November 2016

For a coffee, apero, lunch or evening meal a nice place to frequent. My wife and I have gone here on numerous occasions over the last 9 years and have always enjoyed our experience.

Thank DSK14
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Saturday lunch time on october with 3 friends. Location perfect, serving good, lamb good and well cooked, chicken rooster delicios and well done. Beef steak awful and hard like hourse shoe. Do not order beef there. Dessert chocolate its served whithout ice cream. Toilet only...More

Thank Viorel F
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We have previously had a coffee here earlier in the week and thought we would give it a go one evening as we could sit outside with our dog. We chose from the set menu, my wife had the chicken cooked in wine (Chinon) and...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff, pretty good staple French food and reasonable prices. Good balanced wine selections as well and again no over the top prices. Overall a good eating experience for us.

Thank trevannie
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 35 25
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