We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Le Shaker

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Brew Pub
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
3 quai Francois Tissard, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 23 24 26
Website
Today
11:00 - 03:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 83: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Beautiful view of Chateau d'Amboise across the river! Way better than going to the Chateau itself. Also great, HUGE selection of cocktails, beer, wine, liquor! Definitely second the statements that this is a bar, with gastropub-style snacks (charcuterie plates, sandwiches, burgers, salads, etc). You can eat a meal here, but don't expect the typical three-to-five-course fare. What they do have... More 

Helpful?
Thank Alex G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level Contributor
69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Picture this. You sit at an outdoor cafe/brasserie directly across the river from Blois château, the residence of several French kings and stopping place for Joan of Arc. An attentive waiter brings you your drinks and a light repast. The sun sets and the castle slowly fades from view. Perfect. Only complaint: I wish the city would invest in some... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Don C
Level Contributor
37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a cocktail bar. Repeat that, and respect it. It is not a restaurant although it offers some light snacks. It exists purely to serve a wide selection of alcoholic beverages to willing consumers! The drinks menu comes bound. It's huge. Cocktails are sorted by primary ingredient (rum, vodka, gin etc) and there's a decent selection of wine and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank exile66
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I had a drink here outside every night on my way home. The view is spectacular, the wine is cheap and really good- and the one time I ordered a stupid burger "to be safe"... It was one of the best burgers I've had. I highly recommend taking a little walk to the first case of stairs along the water... More 

Helpful?
Thank KatieThompsonKT
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the nearby campsite and this bar is the first place you come to when walking into Amboise. It's a little pricey but the location across the river from the Royal Chateau is fantastic. We didn't eat here but the cocktails and draft Leffe beer is great.

Helpful?
Thank Andy R
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely vista looking out over the Loire to the Chateau Amboise. Popular little spot, extensive cocktail list but, as advertised, little in the way of food. Went on a busy Saturday night and had a slow wait for food. Waiter was fantastic, bringing complementary nibbles as we waited.

Helpful?
Thank hollieinnz
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Le shaker is from far the best bar I've never been. I went there with my family, we really liked all cocktails that we took. The barman is very good, he knows exactly his job. The list of the cocktails is huge... too many choices! The service is perfect, the people who work there are super friendly. They described different... More 

Helpful?
Thank elisemorin96
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We arrived from across the river seeing the umbrellas. Selection of drinks was amazing and the attention from Pascal was warm and inviting. Went the next night to see the sun go down on the river with hot hot air balloons travelling overhead. It was an amazing vista!

Helpful?
Thank Robyn F
Lemgo, Germany
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Located directly at the bridge, on the Loire river, with a breathtaking view to the castle, it's the perfect place to relax, and enjoy the beauty of France. The cocktail menu is by far the biggest I've ever seen in my life, containing appx. 250+ different receipts. A MUST for every Loire region traveller!

Helpful?
1 Thank Dirk_Seidlitz
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

If you are looking for a fabulous location, fun cocktails and delicious snack type food, you cannot go past this bar in Amboise. Situated directly across the river from the chateau, the photo ops come as fast as the delicious cocktails, served on the full run by the vivacious Phillip who did not stop moving or grinning all night. We... More 

Helpful?
Thank marvalus

Travellers who viewed Le Shaker also viewed

Amboise, Loire Valley
 
Amboise, Loire Valley
Amboise, Loire Valley
 
Amboise, Loire Valley
Amboise, Loire Valley
 

Been to Le Shaker? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
French, Brew Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 03:00
Monday
11:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 03:00
Thursday
11:00 - 03:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 quai Francois Tissard, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 23 24 26
Description
Le Shaker
Bar Cocktail Lounge
Ice Cream Parlour
Open daily
except Mondays in the low season
from 6 pm to 3 am 4 am at weekends
BRUNCH
Sunday morning in season, from 11 pm
Located in the heart of Amboise, on the Ile d’Or, the establishment is within easy walking distance of many downtown hotels. Open for 22 years, in a warm friendly Cuban decor, a team of professionals receives you every day except Mondays in the off season.
Jean-Francois Born, a member of l’Association des Barmen de France and the International Bartenders Association, blessed World Champion of Cocktails in Rome, will advise you of the 140 cocktails list. Home of individuals and groups.
The terrace on the banks of the Loire, facing Am- boise castle is the appointment of 7 to 77 dice on sunny days. Permanent deck heated in mid-season.
English - Spanish - Italian spoken
Terrace on the banks of the Loire facing the castle - Free parking Prices a la carte - Special conditions for groups
Cocktail bar - Ice cream sundaes
- Mouthwatering desserts - Snacks available from 6 pm to 3 am daily
American pool
Theme evenings on thursday Organisation of cocktail parties
or dinner buffets on request Possibilities for taking «walking people» home
Laureat 2015 Certificat d’Excellence

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Le Shaker and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Le Shaker staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?