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Au Chapeau Rouge

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49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 98 08 08
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2014 via mobile

The proof of the pudding is on the eating. That is what eating here is all about. The best French dishes you can imagine. Inspiring wines. Do not miss Olga Raffault! A local jewel! Certainly will go back again here. Very helpfull and motivated staff with drive to make your stay a memorable one.

Thank toerjacq
Torquay, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Had a great evening here with my wine loving friends. Well worth booking a table here, don't forget to try any of the local wines on their list.

Thank Richard H
Parcay Les Pins
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2013

A good lunch did not look promising option at it was a rather cold market day plus quite a few shops and restaurants closed for annual holidays. However, the sight of a restaurant proudly offering locally sourced food and a tempting Menu Decouverte drew us in to Au Chapeau Rouge. Everything about it exceeded our expectations and made it a... More 

Thank Frenchholiday01
Merced, California
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92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

It was raining quite hard when we arrived in Chinon. We decided we better have lunch before visiting the Chateau which has a lift to get visitors to the top. We were wandering around looking at menu boards. We peeked into Au Chapeau Rouge and it look warm and inviting. Service was friendly and prompt and they recommended a wine... More 

Thank lessalt
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Fine dining, lovely atmosphere. Made to feel very welcome and the staff are right on the ball. Food delicious, plenty of choice. Will definitely go again.

Thank Diana S
Alexandria, Virginia
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2013

The header pretty much says it all. We had picked out several places in Chinon to catch a dinner, and actually walked out of a pub style affair before coming here. It was fairly late (by U.S. standards) so many of the tables were taken. We managed to get the last table for two near the bar, but it was... More 

Thank whodunit99
London, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2013

I know it seems a lot but but we wanted to treat ourselves after finding the 'last room' in Chinon(we hardly ever book hotels- silly I know at busy times but we quite like the excitement and a bit of panic). We did not eat at the hotel but the owner recommended this place in a lovely leafy square crowded... More 

Thank swpratt
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395 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had heard from friends that 'Au Chapeau Rouge' is an excellent place to eat. It is renowned for their use of local ingredients. We were far from disappointed. Our meal was so good it surpassed our expectations. We were very fortunate the evening we dined in Chinon, the weather was warm and pleasant. We had reserved a table outside... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

we have a holiday appartment in chinon which we visit as often as work allows , we visit this restraunt every visit the food is outstanding and the wine devine, if you are in to burgers and pasta its not the place for you, but if you like good quality french cuisine and glorious wine you are in for a... More 

Thank angela l
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel but after one visit we would not return. Allowing a dog to sit under the table of a couple dining at another table was surprising. When I enquired about the dog I was told dogs are not allowed but this was a special "friend". In general the staff made tourists feel as if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 98 08 08

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