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French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Private Dining

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In this village inn, the proprietor – who has a real passion for food – concocts pleasant traditional cuisine, prominently featuring herbs from the gar...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
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Reviewed August 23, 2019

The freshness of each herb. The beauty of each presentation. The taste! A leisurely dinner for two, with excellent professional service from the host. Don’t hesitate. This experience is the kind of dining made famous in France by places like this!

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed October 24, 2018

We stumbled on this as we were staying in a local campsite, food was strictly season and local which is precisely what we wanted. All of the good was excellent, such a great experience and food was awesome. The cheese trolley was mind blowing but...haven’t got a bad word to say. Strongly recommendMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Visited here 4 years ago and had a fabulous meal. Returned this year with family and ate here again. Fantastic locally sourced food, attentive staff and a wonderful setting on the terrace. A perfect evening. Will be back again.

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

Lovely hosts, great menu, local sourced produce, greatly recommended if you are lucky enough to be in the Loire Valley ! Enjoy 😁😎

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 15, 2018

I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.We had possibly the best meal we have ever had - and we have had a good few great ones in France and elsewhere over the years, This is a quiet little restaurant in a sleepy village within easy...walking distance of the local campsite. We had a great lunch - asparagus withh sliced scallops and foie gras to start, both sublime with a profusion of added flavours. Lamb rump and veal sweetbreads for mains, likewise. We passed on the cheese chariot and both had the srawberry soup for dessert, in reality this was fresh strawberries in a generous pool of booze (a good job we were not driving!). The wine, a Cheverney rouge was excellent and very reasonably priced for the quality. Service was friendly and impeccable - not a place where you get the chance to top up your own wine glass but not at all stuffy. While not cheap, we thought it great value for money.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 3, 2018

All means and all essentials of the greatest ones: gentle caution with perfect discretion of service; excellent wine choice, as the "patron" has been a price winner sommelier; The "patronne" is in . the kitchen, and displays the highest precision of tastes with following dishes,...from the "amuse bouche" opening, to the delicious dessert, Often , in country little inns, you can easily find a good enough "entrée"( starters ), but the main meal is something neuter, mediocre, breaking the crescendo that a good meal must give you. Here, in Le Bon Terroir, they won't fail like that. Here you discover the main dish as the next part of the composition that your entire meal has been conceived to be. You make a quite magnificent up slope from one pleasure to his higher one. What is more, all those marvelous effects are made up with mere vegetables, just specially cut and differently cooked, with best but simple meat or fish, but transformed by the most imaginative hand. Bravo! Archi-bravo!More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed October 4, 2017

We booked a table for three and the owner, Monsieur Dominic, as per usual apparently, personally shows everyone to their table. Drinks or aperitif orders were taken and served. We were given a small aperitif served in a glass cup consisting of a delightful mix...of cream, chickpea paste and flavored with celery, carrot, salt and pepper. Bread rolls were placed on the side plates and these were still hit and crispy from the oven. Two of us had the foie gras and the third had the snails. The foie gras us superb and the snails were not served traditionally but rather in a creamy broth. Very tasty! I had the fillet of Dorado, a fine textured white fish served on a bed of different mushrooms picked locally in the woods surrounding the chateau of Chambord. The others in the party had canette, or baby duck breast, beautifully prepared. We can recommend this highly to anyone liking their meat rare! The cheese trolley made its way to our table and what a good selection of local cheese indeed! They serve a lovely toasted bread containing cranberries with it, really good. Sweet dessert consisted of their own nougat ice cream for two and I had the chocolate parfait. Strong coffee and small biscuits finished off the meal. I have to mention the wine list, quite good for such a small establishment. We are sure to have many more meals here !More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed August 9, 2017

This resturant was recommended to us by our host at Chateau de Colliers, and was just a short drive away. He said we could walk, but it was a dark October evening, so we drove. The "cuisiniere" (host) was very attentive, but did not speak...English. Instead, he gave us a list of words translating types of meats and body parts. Luckily he was able to steer us away from foods we don't eat! Our dinner was great, and the experience unforgetable.More

Date of visit: October 2016
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

A very friendly restaurant with great local food and wine. The clincher for us was that when the chef found out we had a nut allergy sufferer in our party she summoned us to the kitchen. She then proceeded to design a meal especially for...my daughter. So kind and thoughtful. Delicious cheese board!More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed July 24, 2017

After all the wonderful reviews, our expectations were perhaps exaggerated. We called a couple of days in advance to reserve. The weather turned out to be gorgeous. Nearby Chambord was mobbed. We expected Le Bon Terroir to be crowded, as it's in one of the...touristiest parts of France, plus after the fantastic reviews. As it turned out, we were the only guests. Bizarre and a bit uncomfortable, but OK. Ten minutes after being seated the young server asked us if we wanted something to drink. Water was brought along with two kirs and a kind of focaccia amuse-gueule. Ten more minutes, our order was taken. There was a 48-euro and a 35-euro menu. We decided to go whole hog on the 48-euro menu, but there was one item, escargots, which we wanted to try from the 35-euro menu. Since we knew that in France to violate the menu system is not acceptable, we decided to order that one item a la carte. The server made a story about it and declared that she would have to ask la patronne if that were possible. I told her that that was the first time in my life that one needed to ask whether it was possible to pay for a dish a la carte. Then, the server appeared not to be aware of the various components of the menu. The whole process was awkward and uncomfortable. We actually live in France and speak decent French. Finally, after some more minutes passed, la patronne in person emerged to tell us that everything was possible, and from that moment on, things went better. The food: three starters, a foie gras duo, a lobster-and-shrimp combo, and the snails. Two mains: a blanquette of monkfish, and baked sweetbreads on a bed of mushrooms, all beautifully cooked. Except for the foie gras and the sweetbreads, the entire meal seemed to be soups. We could have eaten everything with a spoon. Very unusual indeed. A cheese board followed, which must be one of the best in France, and from which one was allowed to choose as many as one wants to sample. Desserts: a kind of baked plum compote -- another soup! -- and a dark chocolate pudding with creme anglaise. No wine. So for the two menus at 48.50 each, the escargots at an additional 17 euros, two aperifits at 15 euros together, and coffee, the lunch ran about €65 each. The dishes were very very good, but they did not rise to the level of making a strong statement. It was disappointing. The cheeses were sublime, on the other hand. The owner emerged again between the mains and the cheeses, and took us all round her herb garden, of which she was very proud. She is clearly a good chef, obsessed with food, friendly in the French way, and very enthusiastic. We got the feeling that perhaps she was trying to make up for the initial impact and misunderstandings. We appreciated her attention. We cannot judge the inside decor, but the garden, while pleasant enough, is furnished very indifferently, with plastic chairs and tables, tired tablecloths, and paper placemats, all very tired and retro to say the least, and very similar to some simple village bars we have here in the Pyrenees-Orientales. We don't care about things like that, but the incongruity between the pretension of the food, and the decor, was notable. The whole thing was one of the strangest dining experiences we've ever had.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5