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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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Linthicum, MD
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236 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We spent six nights in Chinon at the end of April. It was not a particularly busy time of year, and most restaurants we passed were almost empty. Imagine our surprise when we found Le Chapeau Rouge completely full! We made a reservation for the following evening and returned. We tried to start off with "la boisson," the house drink... More 

Thank JonesieLinthicum
Torquay, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

I was disappointed when I ate here last June but one of my friends wanted to try here again. The food was a bit better than last time but still not to the standard from my first visit. Still it's worth a try if you're in the area.

Thank Richard H
Poitiers, France
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

A very typical gourmet experience with excellent food well served. Not the cheapest restaurant, but felt satisfied when we left.

Thank Keith H
Romsey, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We had a St Valentine dinner here this evening. Everyone arrived at the same time and the service was initially disorganised, for example the first course arrived before the white wine and one of the mains was tepid. The choice of main course was lobster and scallops or chicken, but we were told that lobster was not available as there... More 

1 Thank davegi46
Central Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We first visited Au Chapeau Rouge in April 2014, and have been talking about our meals there ever since. We had high hopes of a return visit, and were lucky enough in December 2015 that (1) we did get to return to Chinon, (2) the restaurant was open for lunch on Christmas day, and (3) our hotel hosts helped us... More 

Thank Sesquipedalian
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Very good food Professional winelist High level of service High quality of raw materials Special desserts Good value for money

Thank Hassanbeck
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Au Chapeau Rouge represents provincial French cuisine at its very best. Charming location, pretty decor and simply stunning food. The whole experience was a delight. One or two reviews are a little snippy about the staff but here's an idea, try speaking some French and your clumsy efforts are rewarded with smiles charm, humour and exceptional service. Madame is very... More 

1 Thank hungrynthirsty
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387 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

It’s not the first time that we have eaten at Au Chapeau Rouge. We like it because of their use of regional products – fish from the Loire River, local saffron, local goats’ cheese and ‘Poires Tappées’ (pressed dried pears). The menus are however, fairly traditional and the presentation fairly simple. The decoration of the interior of the restaurant is... More 

Thank CindyAnn37
London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

We visited on the recommendation of a friend, and it lived up to our expectations! All of us had the €29 menu and it was fantastic, the staff were nice and provided an English menu. The chocolate mousse was a showstopper! The only thing that could have made it better was being open earlier than 7.30 - it was a... More 

Thank RebeccaLever
London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Thought we had submitted a review but apparently not and as it was such a good meal we feel very guilty not to have given Au Chapeau Rouge the praise it deserved. The meal was excellent in terms of the quality of the cooking and the quality of the ingredients. In terms of value the set menus were exceptionally well... More 

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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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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?