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“Half a duck breast!!”

A La Pause Rabelaisienne
Ranked #37 of 68 Restaurants in Chinon
Price range: US$17 - US$22
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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 best half a duck breast in a sauce. First time ever such a small portion of my favourite meal when in France. Shame on you!

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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 same evening.
Our meal was delicious. Three courses. All well presented and tasty.
We'll be back.

Thank Dozzacat
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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 in all a very nice lunch and very good service

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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
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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 sauces , but would have been happy with just Rabelais or blue cheese, along with boiled potatoes with hollandaise style sauce and green beans. Staff really friendly and helpful. Nice selection of Chinon wines. Would eat here again.

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