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Le Shaker

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French, Wine Bar, Brew Pub, Diner
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3 Quai Francois Tissard, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 23 24 26
11:00 - 03:00
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found this place quite by accident at the end of March, but received a very warm welcome from the staff, a lovely location overlooking the Loire, excellent range of beers and cocktails, would love to go back there when the weather is a bit warmer..! A great venue with top quality service, well worth a visit.

Thank 970rob
Amboise, France
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place to sit outside when sunny and watch the Loire flow past Amboise castle. Busy all year round with good service. Non alcoholic cocktails great for the under 16s .also broad range of whiskies and beers. Menu is limited yet the quality is good: well presented real burgers, Cesar salads etc. A great stop for those cycling the Loire,... More 

Thank Jon B
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful view of the castle and lovely cocktails. Great service - highly recommend. Great place to enjoy the afternoon sun.

Thank Ejtravell
Paris, France
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is for casual eating only. It's main attractions are the extraordinary view and great ambiance, especially in the evening, as it's a cocktail bar. There is an English meet-up on the 1st Friday of the month.

Thank RosemaryAvril
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121 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day, great view of the chateau, good beer (Kwak in this case), really nice amuse bouche, this bar is well worth a visit. Be warned it is popular but take a punt and visit-you will not be disappointed!

Thank CHG_7
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Beautiful view of Chateau d'Amboise across the river! Way better than going to the Chateau itself. Also great, HUGE selection of cocktails, beer, wine, liquor! Definitely second the statements that this is a bar, with gastropub-style snacks (charcuterie plates, sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc). You can eat a meal here, but don't expect the typical three-to-five-course fare. What they do have... More 

1 Thank Alex G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Picture this. You sit at an outdoor cafe/brasserie directly across the river from Blois château, the residence of several French kings and stopping place for Joan of Arc. An attentive waiter brings you your drinks and a light repast. The sun sets and the castle slowly fades from view. Perfect. Only complaint: I wish the city would invest in some... More 

1 Thank Don C
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is a cocktail bar. Repeat that, and respect it. It is not a restaurant although it offers some light snacks. It exists purely to serve a wide selection of alcoholic beverages to willing consumers! The drinks menu comes bound. It's huge. Cocktails are sorted by primary ingredient (rum, vodka, gin etc) and there's a decent selection of wine and... More 

1 Thank exile66
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I had a drink here outside every night on my way home. The view is spectacular, the wine is cheap and really good- and the one time I ordered a stupid burger "to be safe"... It was one of the best burgers I've had. I highly recommend taking a little walk to the first case of stairs along the water... More 

Thank KatieThompsonKT
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the nearby campsite and this bar is the first place you come to when walking into Amboise. It's a little pricey but the location across the river from the Royal Chateau is fantastic. We didn't eat here but the cocktails and draft Leffe beer is great.

Thank Andy R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
French, Wine Bar, Brew Pub, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Quai Francois Tissard, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 23 24 26
Le Shaker
Bar Cocktail Lounge
Ice Cream Parlour
Open daily FROM 11.30 AM TO 2.00 PM
except Mondays in the low season
from 6 pm to 3 am 4 am at weekends
Sunday morning in season, from 11 pm
Located in the heart of Amboise, on the Ile d’Or, the establishment is within easy walking distance of many downtown hotels. Open for 22 years, in a warm friendly Cuban decor, a team of professionals receives you every day except Mondays in the off season.
Jean-Francois Born, a member of l’Association des Barmen de France and the International Bartenders Association, blessed World Champion of Cocktails in Rome, will advise you of the 140 cocktails list. Home of individuals and groups.
The terrace on the banks of the Loire, facing Am- boise castle is the appointment of 7 to 77 dice on sunny days. Permanent deck heated in mid-season.
English - Spanish - Italian spoken
Terrace on the banks of the Loire facing the castle - Free parking Prices a la carte - Special conditions for groups
Cocktail bar - Ice cream sundaes
- Mouthwatering desserts - Snacks available from 6 pm to 3 am daily
American pool
Theme evenings on thursday Organisation of cocktail parties
or dinner buffets on request Possibilities for taking «walking people» home
Laureat 2016 Certificat d’Excellence

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