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Bistrot de la Place

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47 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 30 18
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71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Food quality a bit poor, and the same for wines. From outside the restaurant it looks interesting, but unfortunately the feeling is not confirmed while eating. The worse aspect that I faced was to digest after the dinner.

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Cavan, Ireland
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162 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

It's a great people watching location but food was a little disappointing. We both had menu du jour with a pichet of wine and it could have been better.

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Thank LSH L
N Wales
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403 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It was difficult to pick a spot as there are a number of bistros around the square but we weren’t disappointed with our choice. We got a good table near the fountain under the umbrellas (it was a very warm afternoon). We had 3 Café Noir and 3 Chocolat Viennese. All lovely and served by a friendly group of waitresses,... More 

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Argostolion, Greece
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

The place was nice and the restaurant had a lot of people that gave us the idea something good is going on that s why we were waiting .At the end not only the salade au chevre chaud dressing was missing but also linguine bolognaise and tagliatelle carbonara were left in the plates and ok maybe other plates were better... More 

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Madame, monsieur, Nous nous souvenons très bien de vous, Nous ne voyons pas la raison de vos critiques concernant votre... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Having been to Chinon many times we are more than happy to have a coffee here, they don't have a great range of cakes, but the coffee is fine. Great place to sit and watch everything going on around you. I cannot give a review on any food as we've never eaten here.

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108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely three course meal with friends and enjoyed the meal without it being spectacular. The staff were friendly and helpful, and helped with some good recommendations for the meal. The wine was good and reasonably priced. I enjoyed the escargot but thought the foire gras was average. The deserts were delicious.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The staff is extremely welcoming and cannot do enough for you. The manager circulates throughout the evening ensuring all is going well. The location on the town square in Chinon is ideal for a delightful evening of dining, drinking a bit of lovely French wine, and people watching as folks come and go across the square. The food is good.... More 

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Saba
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We have never been disappointed with the food or service at Bistro de la Place - very nice portions, hot and delicious. It's always a good meal and you're never rushed. It's by the fountain on the square in Chinon, surrounded by several other outside cafes. We enjoy it most for lunch and dinner during the summer months and early... More 

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Stone, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Staying here for a couple of weeks on campsite across the river went here for what we thought would be a nice evening meal food was bland to say the least and my dessert a lemon tart was drowned in blackcurrent sauce, staff were helpful but just not good wouldnt recommend it

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Chinon, France
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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Had dinner here with friends on a summer night and it turned out to be one of the worst meals I have had in years. The food was bland and uninspired, the chef does not seem to have heard of herbs or spices and there was not a single vegetable in sight neither. Nothing that merits the word "presentation", the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 30 18

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