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L'Echo de Rabelais

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2 B rue du Chateau, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 95 87
12:00 - 15:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is in an excellent location for visiting the Chateau as it is just outside the grounds. The food is equally excellent, we stopped here to get some lunch before visiting the Chateau and I would highly recommend the Brushetta with the Buffalo Mozzarella, as it was lovely and at a reasonable price. Staff were very welcoming and service... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

We had lunch in this restaurant in September 2015. Location is good - near old castle and fortress of Chinon. It was good view, because wew sit on outdoor terrace. Restaurant was very simple, service was bit lazy and people don't understand English very well. Quality of different dishes was very unstable - moules marinieres were great, huge salad with... More 

Thank ixxx
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201 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

Near entrance to Chinon Castle. Food was very good. My husband had a huge bucket of mussels in garlic and wine sauce and I had a large steak with a salad . cost 40 euros with a large beer and 2 Chinon 50 cl wines. Excellent 5 star service even if there was no one who spoke English.

Thank Joyce P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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815 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 551 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The L'Echo de Rabelais is located very close to the ticket office and the entrance to the Chateau de Chinon. It sits on a steep hill just north of downtown Chinon. There is an elevator near the top of the hill that provides a shortcut from the central part of Chinon (so it is not a long walk from the... More 

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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653 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

Very well patronised restaurant close by the chateau de Chinon . It doesn't look much from the outside but the number of local people using it gives the clue that it is actually very good . Pleasant staff serving good freshly cooked Local food . Good wine reasonably priced . Very convenient for a visit to the chateau

1 Thank JANDDBritinParis
Richmond, Virginia
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135 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2013

Stopped here for lunch. Pretty terrace overlooking the fortress of Chinon. Nice, quiet location out of the town center. Good value. Especially liked the children's menu for €6. Good selection of wines and local specialities. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and made us feel very welcome.

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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
Restaurant features
Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 B rue du Chateau, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 95 87

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