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Au Chapeau Rouge

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49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 98 08 08
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Have been to the restaurant numerous times over the last 9 years. The food is good, the staff are wonderful and attentive and will return in the future.

Thank DSK14
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this since 1996, when it was part the hotel. It is highly recommended by locals, who form most of the clientele. Some trippers get short thrift from Madame, as this is quality dining, not a pavement cafe. Great wine list too.

Thank Margaret F
Augusta, Georgia
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250 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a very nice restaurant. The staff is friendly and speaks very good English. The food selection was good and the food presentation was superb. Our main dishes arrived at the table under a silver colored cover. Once the dishes were delivered to all in our party, the covers were simultaneously removed by the wait staff to reveal creatively... More 

Thank Steve O
Hampshire UK
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

My wife and an I enjoyed a beautifully cooked and presented seafood dinner in this restaurant - one of the best meals we have ever had - anywhere! The owner /chef sources local products and his white river fish was absolutely delicious. The ambience of the Chapeau Rouge is exactly what one would wish for in a restaurant in France... More 

Thank RichardHampshireUK
Livingston, New Jersey
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant hits the mark on all aspects. The staff is helpful, the service is attentive, and the food is amazing. I would not hesitate to recommend it.

Thank stephenddiamond
Herndon, VA
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Chinon to spend the night on a driving tour of France. Since it was our anniversary, we asked our bed and breakfast host for a dinner recommendation. He suggested Au chapeau Rouge and we went there. The service was fantastic from start to finish and the food was amazing, and not expensive compared to some other towns... More 

Thank Hokie75
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We can always count on quality food and service at 'Au Chapeau Rouge'. We've been visiting them for at least 10 years. Chef Christophe Dugin and his wife Murielle are professional all the way. Paying attention to every detail from table settings to a creative and diverse wine and food menu. They have a wonderful sommelier who listens well to... More 

Thank Michael F
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

On the whole it was an enjoyable evening but the service was extremely slow and disorganised. The food was better and was along the lines of traditional French food. I think the restaurant is trying too hard, by trying to be dramatic when presenting the main course under domes. Little touches were added but on the whole I would rather... More 

Thank Mark and Wils B
Tel Aviv, Israel
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173 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

A fabulous example of French cuisine at its best! The quality of the food, the originality of the dishes, the presentation, the wine, the service, everything was just perfect. Whether meat or fish, everything was cooked to perfection, accompanied by delicious, smooth sauces. The desserts were works of art, expertly crafted. So happy our friends took us there. An unforgettable... More 

Thank rsitman
Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

A good choice on a wet Bank Holiday for us. yes it was full and well patronised by the locals. A comprehensive menu and fine wine list. A good level of service and guidance from the family members of staff. a high standard of presentation of all dishes especially the deserts.

Thank Tankengine47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 98 08 08

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