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Le XII - Douze de Luynes

12 rue de la Republique, 37230 Luynes, France
+33 2 47 26 07 41
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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12 rue de la Republique, 37230 Luynes, France
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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Menu is quite limited, quite rightly in my view, and the food is superb Bib Gourmand quality. Front of house were excellent and spoke English quite well. Very helpful and very friendly. Prices for the quality was great value.

Thank MichelinTom
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of dining at Le XII for lunch and it was one of the best meals I've had in France. I have food allergies and was immediately assured by the staff that there would not be a problem with my choices. The...More

Thank BoardingPass701707
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Over a twelve-night trip in France with a bunch of food geeks, it is a safe bet that you will experience some wonderful meals. This can create a bit of a problem, though, when those geeks start arguing over which restaurant was best. Safe to...More

Thank Jonathan S
LeXIIdeLuynes, Directeur général at Le XII - Douze de Luynes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review and we got a chuckle out of "those geeks'' arguing over which restaurant was best! Our entire team enjoyed your company and we look forward to welcoming you next time you are in...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great menu with a wide selection of well prepared and presented local food. Wine list extensive, I would stay with the locally produced.

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We spent just on night here on our return to the UK. The hotel was closed when we arrived as we had failed to see the small print telling us that if arriving at a certain time we would need to advise them. We phoned...More

Thank bogolano
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

The XII is a nice restaurant in Luynes, in the Loire Valley. Product are local for the most and very tasty. Staff is very nice. Meat is very often cooked with fish, like pork with langoustines. This was a pleasant surprise to discover this kind...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Reading all the very positive reviews of Le 12, we almost wondered whether we were in a parallel universe. We were anticipating a warm welcome, attentive staff and good meal in cosy surroundings – instead, the dining room was cold and lacking in ambiance, the...More

Thank Ian P
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Exceptional food, service and atmosphere. Waiters had the perfect balance of friendliness, efficiency, and attention. Did a search on the chef after dinner and he has had some recognition in the restaurant circles. What a gem in this small, sleepy looking town!

Thank Golangnggo
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our waiter was excellent in helping us with our meal selection (his English was good our french not too good) and the wine to go with it. The food was divine, along with the best wine. The food was a bit expensive, but well worth...More

Thank denieleb
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with my husband mid-week. The waiter was super, he greeted us graciously and continued to offer a warm exchange throughout the meal without being overbearing. Food: very well prepared and presented. The only course that I didn't enjoy (& it was purely personal taste)...More

Thank JaneM1969
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 49
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue de la Republique, 37230 Luynes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Luynes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 26 07 41
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Michelin's Bib Gourmand 2017: "Quality at the best price"! Le XII-Douze de Luynes is a Gourmet Restaurant is synonymous with traditional cuisine combined with a modern touch, "neo-classic" as the Chef explains! Here you are in the heart of the Loire Valley in the historic medieval village of Luynes in a former 17th century postal relay called "Auberge du Mouton." Once a village bistro and a gathering spot for friends, Chef Yoann Bourdais has created a Gourmet Cuisine with thousands of authentic flavors now recognized by international restaurant guides and a favorite among the most demanding connoisseurs.
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