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Le Petit Bouchon

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66 rue Bernard Palissy, 45500 Gien, France
+33 2 38 67 84 40
12:00 - 13:30
19:15 - 20:45
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:30
19:15 - 20:45
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Neutral Bay, Australia
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531 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Recommended by our local doctor we also checked T/A and found it highly rated - it's not hard to see why. This small restaurant set back in a side street just back from the Loire river is well known to locals and nearly always full so be sure to book in advance. Service polite, prompt and discreet but very friendly.... More 

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Meudon, France
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Very good cooking of often unusual dishes and served in an unusually attentive way for medium-expensive prices.

Thank Arthurlavery
Sevenoaks, Kent, Uk
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

This was recommended to us by French friends with a holiday home nearby - they were right! Owned and run by a charming young couple, husband in the kitchen, wife runs the front of house. We ate here on a Friday evening and the following Wednesday and they were full on both occasions, it's not hard to see why. Amuse... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

We were in gien for the day and stopped here for lunch. We both had the menu of the day and we were really happy with it. All 3 dishes were presented well and tasted great, our son also enjoyed the food. Plus a great selection of local wines. Highly recommended.

Thank fimiguma
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2013

Fresh food, well prepared and beautifully presented À gourmet meal at half the usual cost. The service is quick and efficient. Well worth thé visit.

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Bruges, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2012

We went to this restaurant because of all the good comments on tripadvisor. We expected no great things, because during our walk in Gien, this was rather a boring city with only a few (questionable) restaurants. I search trip advisor on my phone and discovered this address, had some luck with finding a table (we went early) and it was... More 

Thank Nicolas_dd
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2012

We visited twice here recently and had an excellent meal both times. The menu is limited and do not expect a gastronomic experience but the welcome and the quality of the produce makes this little restaurant a must if you are in Gien. Booking is essential.

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:15 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:30
19:15 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:30
19:15 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:30
19:15 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:30
19:15 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 rue Bernard Palissy, 45500 Gien, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Gien
  • Phone Number: +33 2 38 67 84 40

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