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Le XII - Douze de Luynes
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Ranked #1 of 7 Restaurants in Luynes
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 17 - US$ 49
Cuisines: French
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Description: Michelin's Bib Gourmand 2017: "Quality at the best price"! Le XII-Douze de Luynes is a Gourmet Restaurant is synonymous with traditional cuisine combined with a modern touch, "neo-classic" as the Chef explains! Here you are in the heart of the Loire Valley in the historic medieval village of Luynes in a former 17th century postal relay called "Auberge du Mouton." Once a village bistro and a gathering spot for friends, Chef Yoann Bourdais has created a Gourmet Cuisine with thousands of authentic flavors now recognized by international restaurant guides and a favorite among the most demanding connoisseurs.
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Menu is quite limited, quite rightly in my view, and the food is superb Bib Gourmand quality.
Front of house were excellent and spoke English quite well. Very helpful and very friendly.
Prices for the quality was great value.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

I had the pleasure of dining at Le XII for lunch and it was one of the best meals I've had in France. I have food allergies and was immediately assured by the staff that there would not be a problem with my choices. The meal was beautifully and precisely presented without unnecessary wait as I've sometimes experienced while eating in France. Will absolutely return again!

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

Over a twelve-night trip in France with a bunch of food geeks, it is a safe bet that you will experience some wonderful meals. This can create a bit of a problem, though, when those geeks start arguing over which restaurant was best. Safe to say, though, that Le XII was one of the ones being fought over. Our evening here in one of the troglodyte rooms of the restaurant was absolutely amazing, with each course being offered up with a "you have GOT to try this!" The staff was amazing and took excellent care of us - if anyone tells you French are rude, simply laugh at this idiot and tell them to dine at Le XII where they look after all of our needs and the chef provided us with amazing flavor after amazing flavor! Will definitely be on our short list for the next time we are in the Loire Valley!

Date of visit: June 2017
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Thank Jonathan S
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LeXIIdeLuynes, Directeur général at Le XII - Douze de Luynes, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review and we got a chuckle out of "those geeks'' arguing over which restaurant was best!
Our entire team enjoyed your company and we look forward to welcoming you next time you are in the Loire Valley.

Kind regards,
Helene

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Great menu with a wide selection of well prepared and presented local food. Wine list extensive, I would stay with the locally produced.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We spent just on night here on our return to the UK. The hotel was closed when we arrived as we had failed to see the small print telling us that if arriving at a certain time we would need to advise them. We phoned and a man arrived promptly. The room was on the face of it modern and comfy but on closer inspection, we found that the shower head was faulty and sprayed all over the floor so had to use the hair wash one instead and the whole place was a bit dusty and could have done with a clean. The restaurant below was very good but extremely expensive. Our breakfast was ok but not very extensive. Unfortunately, we didn't sleep very well as we heard the people in the adjacent rooms who came in very late at night and banged doors and woke us up. The road is not at all noisy and the little village very interesting and quaint so it was a shame we got woken. It is a place for a one night really as loo very cramped and generally could have done with a bit more luxury. Also not sure if the back cushions attached to the wall , very effective but difficult to clean so probably not the best choice for a hotel.

Date of visit: May 2017
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