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Restaurant Le Lion d'Or

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8 rue du Marche, 86300 Chauvigny, France
+ 05 49 46 30 28
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Poitou Charentes
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal with friends to celebrate Mothering Sunday. The meal was superb with service to match. Cannot fault this restaurant for their friendliness, service and excellent food.

Thank Villaret
Argenton-sur-Creuse, France
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139 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We were returning from La Rochelle. We have passed this hotel many times but never stopped. Thankfully this time we did. What a find. The Staff were very attentive to everyone's needs, without being too invasive. The menu is good and varied. The FOOD, YUMMY. AND, they serve VEGETABLES with the main course, so unusual in France. The delight of... More 

Thank Londontraveller
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Original, delicious, excellent value, we had EUR 21 and 29 menus with unusual amuse bouche, perfectly presented mains, and tasty desserts. Top rated.

Thank ExperiencedPerson
Belfast, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

At the time of writing, this is the third best restaurant in Chauvigny on Tripadvisor. It's not. It's the best restaurant in Chauvigny and many other places one could mention. This was one of the best meals I have had anywhere, and it was 20E per head for three courses. It was really proper, skilfull high-end cooking done well and... More 

1 Thank Bang0rB0und
Otley, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

We ate from the cheapest dinnertime set menu, but it was very good with enough choice for each course. Service was slick and professional without being stuffy. This restaurant is rightly popular and you should make a reservation if you want to be sure of a table. The Lion d'Or shows that it is still possible to get a much... More 

1 Thank bilboburgler
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

In this somewhat quiet, backwater town I had little expectation of finding a good restaurant. I was therefor agreeably surprised to find this restaurant which scored on several points. Meals may be taken either in the attractive dining room or outdoors in a small garden area at the rear of the hotel. The service was truly exceptional,being both discreet and... More 

1 Thank CDLE
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

France is rightly famed for its cuisine, but unfortunately it's all too easy to end up somewhere that's only average, expensive, or even worse, both. Le Lion D'or is a happy exception to this pattern. We've now dined here during three of our last four trips to the area, and it has never failed to impress us: by unanimous consent... More 

Thank Simon T
Jersey, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Stayed at the hotel which was very average but this restaurant was very good. Good choices of food for each course and great wines. Would book again if in the area.

Thank Ray L
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Our group of seven dined at Lion D'Or tonight. What a truly magnificent meal all round! From the perfectly cooked duck to the beautiful lamb - every meal was a gastronomic delight. Thank you for a wonderful meal and great service!

Thank JOMAC3
La Trimouille, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

A gastronomic mouthful. First time visit but certainly not the last. A tasty 3-meal cours with a stylish and very elegant presentation. No wonder why the restaurant was fully booked. A place worth to visit. 🍴

1 Thank Japrils

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue du Marche, 86300 Chauvigny, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Vienne  >  Chauvigny
  • Phone Number: + 05 49 46 30 28

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