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“Didn’t turn back”
Review of Cote Jardin

Cote Jardin
Ranked #16 of 68 Restaurants in Chinon
Price range: US$12 - US$32
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Dans un cadre unique a Chinon maison datant du XI siecle vous decouvriez nos specialites du terroir : Aperitif Charles XI, coq au vin de Chinon, ragout d'andouillette et de ris de veau au gamay de touraine , saumon grille au beurre rouge de Chinon.
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Asked at the hotel for their recommendations, this was 1 of 3 suggested. Looked at the other two as we walked and were impressed by the menus. Decided to walk to the Jardin to check it out and happy to walk back to either. However when we reached the Jardin we did not turn back.

The choice was great and at €14.50 for 3 courses thought great value. The place was busy with several groups in.

We all had the terrine for starters and it was lovely and also plentiful with crusty baguette

For mains we had the
veal,
couscous with Marquez, lamb, and chicken
and finally the artichoke wrapped in jambon and covered in sliced potatoes and topped with cheese

All were delicious and my meagre description does not do them justice but I know great food when I get it. All cooked in a farmhouse style and all the better for it. Might not make the muster at the big starred restaurants for looks but would for taste. All 3 dishes were delicious and we ended up with 3 clean plates. It was so filling that we didn’t have room for dessert even though they look divine.

The accompanying house wine was very acceptable

The waiter was very friendly and attentive making us feel very welcome.

Would really recommend this establishment.

Thank Joyce M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We had read about this restaurant and wanted to try it. We were not disappointed. The Coquille St Jacques and Coq au vin were both beautifully cooked and with a €29 3-course menu we were very well served. Add to the his a lovely old building and we felt part of Chinon history. Well worth a visit .. and there's a garden too.

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1  Thank Murray E
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our host & it didn't disappoint. Excellent food with good service in a beautiful setting

Thank nuripicque
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This place gets five stars as it is a dream, fantasy place for how good a small, local restaurant should be in terms of the balance of customer service, ambience, food quality and value.
The chef-patron has had the place for years and it shows in terms of his professionalism and devotion to his craft. I had an amazing three course set lunch here for €14.50 which is incredible. And the set lunch actually had decent dishes on it that are worth having, rather than having to resort to the à la carte menu which is a common gag in many restaurants in France. Unsurprisingly there is also an excellent selection of Chinon wines at very good prices and many in half bottles which is useful.
I had the house terrine, veal stew and selection of cheeses. It couldn't be faulted in any way and represents quality and price that some restauranteurs in France have seemed to lose track of.
Highly recommended.

Thank Gary W
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

On our first night in Chinon, we wandered through the 2-3 streets where the main restaurants are, then turned into a tiny side street to discover this little gem tucked away at the end of the alleyway. Seated outside, rock walls and masses of greenery - the setting was sublime. We had a charcuterie shared plate, followed by coq au vin - with 'real chooks' and succulent vegs. Excellent bottle of Loire red was topped off with a traditional creme brûlée. The service was first rate - an engaging waiter - and the meal was the best we'd had since arriving in Paris 2 weeks previously. A memorable evening!

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Thank Brian H
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