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Le Petit Bouchon

66 rue Bernard Palissy, 45500 Gien, France
+33 2 38 67 84 40
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
25 Jul 2017
“Excellent French kitchen”
27 Apr 2017
“A Formula for Success”
All hours
$$ - $$$
66 rue Bernard Palissy, 45500 Gien, France
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

I had the "carpacio de saumon". Fresh product, nice vinaigrette. Very nice flavour! For the main course I had the "Pièce de boeuf". This was the "onglet" piece. Also, very fresh product. Real good seasoning with a green pepper sauce and grilled patatoes! If you...More

Thank Mattiaso7
Reviewed 28 April 2017

They are back on an ancient and well worn street and filled with mostly happy local customers. This is the type of tiny and modest neighborhood restaurant where there is a strong bond between passionate patrons and highly skilled staff. For the quality and style...More

Thank ulysses4
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This is an excellent restaurant just one street back from the restaurants along the quay. The décor is modern, the tables quite well-spaced and the service good. We chose the three-course menu which was excellent, washed down with a bottle of delicious wine from the...More

Thank oldbirder
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...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 9 July 2015

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

Thank Arthurlavery
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...More

Thank Alastairl24
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...More

Thank fimiguma
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.

2  Thank Joanne P
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...More

Thank Nicolas_dd
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...More

Thank foodfansofBath
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
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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