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13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 44 55
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12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Walsall
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82 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The marriage of foie gras and scallop..beautiful! The bringing together of sea bass and fillet steak...heavenly. Another of Chinon's restaurants not to be missed, you will almost certainly need to book a table. The food was served in good time with no excessive waiting by a polite and cheerful staff. No quibbles whatsoever!

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Hampshire UK
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and I enjoyed an excellent fish dinner in this restaurant with oysters and beautifully cooked and presented white river fish. It was one of the best and most memorable meals of our 6 day holiday in France.

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Thank RichardHampshireUK
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is a class place, artistic decor; ambiance of a high class restaurant and food to match. Yet it has a plat et desert menu for under 20 Euro which includes a glass of wine! The nibbles with our aperitifs included black pudding en croute-delicious. Lots of fantastic touches, like the bread pieces being on a spike, the eccentric china.... More 

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Thank DaveAlx
United Kingdom
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Had researched this place weeks before our visit and checked it out with people I know who live nearby as I wanted the very best seafood resto. Booked for 19.30 hours dinner which is earliest they open. Patronne running a bit late was slightly cool to start with but as wife and I speak french quite well that very much... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We are regular visitors to Chinon and a key part of its attraction to us is the quality of a handful of superb places to eat. Alongside Les Annees Trente, L'Occeanic is at the top of our list of favourites. Self consciously contemporary in both the design of its dining room and in the cooking and presentation of its food,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We arrived without reservation for lunch on a very hot August afternoon (37+ degrees). My husband saw oysters on the menu and was hooked. We sat on the terrace. He had the oysters, I had a light goat cheese starter (deliciously light cheese - jellied with agar-agar) and we both had cod as main course - 100% fresh and perfectly... More 

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, lobster starter was amazing. They have the pace just right, service was very professional. Decor of a very high standard, spacious. And comfortable. Really impressive experience.

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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived about 9:30pm, after being turned away from a couple of other restaurants and were surprised to get a table. The restaurant looks fresh and busy but we expected an average meal, don't ask me why, probably tired and in need of food. The carbonara and the salad my wife ate were excellent though, simple but well balanced. No... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The staff are experienced, helpful and efficient. They speak English. The food was superb - my wife thinks its was the best meal ever eaten in a seafood restaurant. We had lobster.. each dish presented the lobster differently but consistently perfectly cooked.

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Thank JanniOz
Florida
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I went here on July 7, it was not very crowded since France was playing Germany in a football match that night and every one was crammed in the sports bar down the street. We had a leisurely dinner, sitting outside, the service was great, the seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. We definitely caught them on a very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 17 - US$ 60
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 44 55
Description
Cuisine de poisson de mers et riviere, suivant le cours des saisons....plats à emporter,

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