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42 Rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 58 48 78
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Back again but this time with my wife. I had already booked our table before we left the UK, but whilst we were there they turned away at least 20 people as they were full and this was on a Tuesday evening!!?? My wife had...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had just an incredible experience here, and it definitely topped our list of places to eat in France. Our server was friendly and helpful, and recommended a fantastic wine. The food was top-notch. My appetizer of sauteed froie gras absolutely blew my mind, and...More

Thank emln50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner at L'Ardoise. The food was excellent - the only fault being some salad garnish that tasted of heavily chlorinated water. The table upstairs was lovely and the service, for the most part, was good. It was, however, let down by...More

Thank JulianPeace66
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We gave plenty of notice that we were both vegetarians and the guys ay L'Ardoise certainly came up trumps! Its a delightful setting, and you can even peruse the ample wine rack and pick your bottle before your order is taken. The front of house...More

Thank Minklesontour
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Rang on the off chance that there would be a table and managed to get one outside. Excellent food: cod, duck, and beef between us for main courses, and all beautifully presented with a variety of individual vegetables - a great contrast to some very...More

Thank James_C_S_H
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We went for an evening meal during an overnight stop in Chinon based on the trip advisor reviews we had read. We weren't disappointed, it's well worthy of its place in the top 4! To start with, the surroundings were lovely. The design has been...More

Thank EmmaL490
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were lucky A reservation was cancelled. Excellent food and wine of chinon. Nice and friendly service.

Thank loekschmidt100
Reviewed 16 July 2017

This was a great find...booked only half an hour before arrival, we were able to have an outside table. The couple who run it are a fabulous team..She's the maitre'd and made us feel very welcome. He's the chef and very talented too. The meal...More

Thank Paulthediner
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Not having reserved, we were lucky to sneak in and grab the last table. The restaurant is obviously popular and well patronised. Excellent, efficient and friendly service in a variety of different languages. A good range of dishes using locally ingredients, carefully prepared and beautifully...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The L'Ardoise is a lovely, intimate restaurant with a small but varied menu (~28EUR for 3 courses, although you can order a la carte, if you are less hungry.) Those of you confused by the prior divergent reviews should note that this restaurant appeals to...More

Thank drsusanc
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Questions & Answers
Julie P
17 May 2015|
Response from Stephane P | Property representative |
Yes we have gluten free options We are closed sunday and monday Our menus are available for lunch and evening (except" menu of the day" not available saturday evening)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$41
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Rue Rabelais, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 48 78
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