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“A bit of the Levant in Touraine”
Review of La Bekaa

La Bekaa
Ranked #42 of 68 Restaurants in Chinon
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 19
Description: Restaurant la Bekaa chinon spécialistes libanaises
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Description: Restaurant la Bekaa chinon spécialistes libanaises
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My family of four, including two adult children, were excited to have a superb Lebanese meal served in sight of Forteresse Royal de Chinon. A short distance from the major bridge over the Vienne leading away from town, you will find a nicely decorated, family run, gem of a restaurant. The service was cheerful, efficient, and attentive. The mezza, cold and hot, were lovely with special note to the chicken wings. The mixed grill was very tasty. All of the food was served hot and was perfectly fresh. My family is very used to good Lebanese cuisine and I spent 5 months in Jordan so we all know what good Lebanese cuisine is. La Bekka delivers at all levels. €57 for a family of four was a welcome change from Geneva, Amsterdam, Paris, and Bayeux.

1  Thank Nelson M
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lara450, Propriétaire at La Bekaa, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Dear Sir, I do not know how to express my thanks and gratitude and from the depths of my heart for your wonderful compliments . You have made me feel really proud. This will increase our efforts to progress more and more to please our valued customers.

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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Stumbled on this little place tonight and had a simple, fresh and very tasty meal. All offerings were very freshly preparation and with wonderfully fresh ingredients. Just a straightforward, healthy meal...exactly what is needed after too many pretentious places at 3 times the price and half the quality. When back in Chinon. We will definitely save a night or two for this little restaurant.

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lara450, Propriétaire at La Bekaa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Dear all
I am very grateful for your very nice complements and this reflects your good souls and please note that this will encourage me to enhance my job and do my best to meet your requirements when ever you come and visit us.
Yours faithfully

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Passed the restaurant by chance and decided to try it. We were not disappointed, the food was really tasty and fresh. We would recommend it and would go again if in the area.

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Another different restaurant in this "over the bridge" area of Chinon. A small menu, reasonably priced and well served.
We chose the Gourmet Mezes, a series of courses which began with some chick peas and aubergine pastes, flat bread and a mixed salad. This was followed by some fried chicken wings. The main course was a mixture of kebabs, chicken, lamb and beef served on a bed of saffron rice and more salad. The cost of this was €20 each. If you just buy a main course kebab and rice it would be €12 each. Desserts were extra at €4 and all wines were €16 per bottle. The owner was helpful and charmingly efficient. On a personal note all of the dishes were quite heavily flavoured with cinnamon which got a bit overpowering by the main courses, but as this was our first Lebanese experience we have no idea if that is normal.

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Reviewed 9 May 2015

This is a recently opened Lebanese restaurant in the Faubourg St Jacques area of Chinon. The interior decor is attractive with wall and ceiling-covering drapes, creating a tent-like atmosphere. The owner/manager is charming and very attentive.

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime and enjoyed the Formule Gourmand. For our starter, this comprised some lovely bread, several very fresh herbed salads, hummus, stuffed breads, chicken wings with a sour cream sauce and falafel, also with a sauce. These dishes were served one after another, which was a great way to pace the meal .

As our main dish we then had a variety of meat kebabs, with rice, salad and sauces.

Desserts included baklava and barma. Both were good: the barma was beautiful, pistachios in honey wrapped in a shredded wheat like pastry and in a great-sized portion, not too much !

We enjoyed an aperitif, a bottle of Moroccan wine and coffee and mint tea followed.

The bill for four came to €127, which we thought was good value.

The only sad thing about this meal is that we were the only customers on a Saturday lunch-time in May.

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