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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Fine dining, lovely atmosphere. Made to feel very welcome and the staff are right on the ball. Food delicious, plenty of choice. Will definitely go again.

Thank Diana S
Alexandria, Virginia
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90 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

The header pretty much says it all. We had picked out several places in Chinon to catch a dinner, and actually walked out of a pub style affair before coming here. It was fairly late (by U.S. standards) so many of the tables were taken. We managed to get the last table for two near the bar, but it was... More 

Thank whodunit99
London, United Kingdom
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386 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2013

I know it seems a lot but but we wanted to treat ourselves after finding the 'last room' in Chinon(we hardly ever book hotels- silly I know at busy times but we quite like the excitement and a bit of panic). We did not eat at the hotel but the owner recommended this place in a lovely leafy square crowded... More 

Thank swpratt
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388 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We had heard from friends that 'Au Chapeau Rouge' is an excellent place to eat. It is renowned for their use of local ingredients. We were far from disappointed. Our meal was so good it surpassed our expectations. We were very fortunate the evening we dined in Chinon, the weather was warm and pleasant. We had reserved a table outside... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

we have a holiday appartment in chinon which we visit as often as work allows , we visit this restraunt every visit the food is outstanding and the wine devine, if you are in to burgers and pasta its not the place for you, but if you like good quality french cuisine and glorious wine you are in for a... More 

Thank angela l
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel but after one visit we would not return. Allowing a dog to sit under the table of a couple dining at another table was surprising. When I enquired about the dog I was told dogs are not allowed but this was a special "friend". In general the staff made tourists feel as if... More 

Thank Roland P
Sussex, U.K.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

Pre arranged for a group of 12 we had a very nice meal, well served and presented. The wine recommended (we are a group of wine amateurs!) I thought a mite expensive, until we drank it, it was superb! I would typify this restaurant as `good quality bourgeois` with quite a high standard (but without the panache or fizz of... More 

Thank Al X
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

Lovely location, excellent hospitality, good ambience. We had booked in advance as we had heard it can be tricky to get a table. The food was outstanding. We chose from the lunchtime taster menu at €21.50 per head. Have to say for €21.50 that was remarkably good value. Enjoyed it so much we are going back tomorrow. So nice not... More 

Thank Sally N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

We preselected our dishes and none disappointed. A pâté of sweetbreads and foie gras was superb. The local river fish and pork mains likewise. The only discordant note was a very fishy tasting amuse bouche. Desserts were excellent, and the wine selection was very good and reasonably priced.

Thank ucddoc
west midalnds uk
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

After reading the reviews we came here. I don't know why people think it's good. I am a bit of a food snob, but put simply the food was very basic. They tried too hard to impress but in the end the food was pretty stodgy. Both the fish and the pork had awful thick sauces that completely overpowered the... 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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?