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Restaurant Charles Barrier

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101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100, Tours, France
+33 2 47 54 20 39
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
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Aspatria, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were greeted professionally and in a friendly manner. We had been recommended by the Hotel Castel Fleurie so it was a pleasure to be able to walk there and therefore enjoy the excellent wine!We had some delicious rillettes followed by the set meal. It was imaginative and beautifully presented. The young waiters were very pleasant indeed and did everything... More 

Thank Janet M
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the finest establishments in the Loire Valley. The dishes were presented most attractively and were delicious. Dinner for 4 with wine totaled about 400 euros. The staff, including the wine steward, were most helpful without attitude.

Thank PointerDetroit
Moriya, Japan
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My wife and I came here as a group of 8, having been recommended by our hotel, and we all thoroughly enjoyed excellent, high quality gastronomic dining. The attentiveness, attitude and advice of all the waiters was first class and the service, food and setting were all fabulous. Sitting outside on a summer evening and slowly working our way through... More 

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Charles Barrier's restaurant has been a fixture in the gastronomic life of Tours as long as I can recall. It used to have three Michelin stars. A huge accolade. Times have moved on, and so has Charles Barrier. A new chef, a more modern and fashionable menu but at the same time it has retained its charm, its superlative service... More 

Thank Blaxhall
London, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the bistro this afternoon for lunch. The waiters were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the wine a delight. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Simmie131313
Atlanta, GA
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76 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

We have been coming to this lovely restaurant every year during our annual stay in the Loire for a number of years. It is a great classic restaurant and we find the decor and setting to be one of its great attractions--elegant dining room, lovely light winter garden and beautiful outdoor garden to view. The porcelain plates are beautiful and... More 

Thank William L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Thank you for a wonderful experience! I am not a regular 'fine diner', far from it, but I am well-travelled, love my food and I have been coming to France for 30 years. The lunch I had on Monday at your restuarant was quite simply the best I have ever had, not just in France but anywhere. The service was... More 

Thank D T
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

A dinner treat shared by 3 friends. Every attention was made to presentation, tastiness of the food , and the service. We started off with Kirs and then all of us ordered the prix fixe dinner menu. Interspersed with the courses were an amuse Bouche of a tempura shrimp. A palette cleansing sorbet, then wrapped up with a trio of... More 

Thank Leeds1013
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Perfect service, very attentive team, delicious Menu Gourmande and a special selection of French wine for the Cartede Vind. Loved the experience!

Thank Priscila P
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

From the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated to a warm welcome and excellent service. The nine course menu designed by Chef Hervé Lussault and Patron Jack Magord was sublime: beautiful ingredients perfectly cooked and artistically presented. The young team were attentive but not intrusive and the excellent cuisine was matched by the professional service.

Thank travellerMRS

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 118
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 54 20 39

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