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Le Lion d'Or

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17 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 00 23
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Tue 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Wed 12:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Metz, France
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2011

Recomended by Office de Tourism as a great place to eat in town. Food mediocre/OK but service worse than fast food cafe in train station - food arrived 2 mins from ordering and it was supposed to be "gourmet". locals put in trendy front room and tourist shunted to dated and shabby back room behiund kitchen with dishes bqanged about... More 

3 Thank beakybaby
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2011

My husband and I ate here on the last of our 3 nights in Amboise and the food was fantastic. I am not a big fan of salmon, but I had a salmon dish here that was mouth watering. Service was very good and there was no issue that we had not made a booking.

2 Thank Dreamin11
Brisbane, Australia
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126 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2011

If you are staying in Amboise then a visit to this restaurant is a must. It was run professionally and the service was impeccable. The set plates were ideal and value for money as was the surprises between courses. Cannot highly promote this as a dining experience.

2 Thank Bricari
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2011

We arrived without a booking but were quickly shown to our table. The food was really delicious, much better than expected and much better than more expensive restaurants in the area. Service was helpful, one of our party has allergies and there was great attention to detail. A very successful dinner.

1 Thank Barrykath
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155 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2010

We came based On tripadvisors. It had a great atmosphere in term of decore and restaurant layout. There are 3 rooms dedicated for tables but they used one room when we ate there. I felt like I wAs eating in a fancy meAsuem. we chose starter and main course. We were afrAid that the service would be slow. it definitely... More 

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Oregon Coast
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2010

We tried this restaurant based on our hotel's recommendation and we were very glad we did. The food was great and so was the service and the bill was far less for better food than our meal the previous evening had been at a restaurant recommended by our guide book.

1 Thank goldgirlmom
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2010

We ate here twice in Amboise. Wonderful meals each time. Great sorbet.

Thank FamilyTraveller043
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2010

We went here because it was very close to our hotel and we were very cold, the weather was 'unseasonably cold'! We had read some reviews on Trip Advisor and thought it would be OK, our hotel had the menu and that passed muster, so off we went. The old dining room is just that, old and tired. Wouldn't mind... More 

2 Thank Rosebelle
London, UK / Paris, Fr
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2010

The main courses are very good with a reasonable price. We tried two different fish dishes and they were both very good. However, it took 1h10 between the time we finished the main course and the dessert. We complained, nicely at first (after 45 min.) and then a bit more strongly (after 60 min.). We eventually got our dessert that... More 

2 Thank vangel23
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2009

The food here was pretty good, and reasonably priced. The decor was a bit dated though. Also, there is a dining room which may be nicer, but we were seated in an area near the front door that was lacking in charm.

1 Thank LPerrier

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 quai Charles Guinot, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 57 00 23

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?