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Restaurant Charles Barrier

101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100, Tours, France
+33 2 47 54 20 39
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (5 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
“lobster” (3 reviews)
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101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100, Tours, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended by the hostess of our hotel and it is not to be missed. They have a wonderful garden section outside, where we were seated. The service was spectacular and so were all of the dishes. My favorite was the pig...More

Thank S M
CharlesBarrier, Directeur général at Restaurant Charles Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

"The best meal in France !!" Thank you so much for this amazing comment ! It is very pleasant to read the experience you had and learn that you made a real discovery with the pig trotter !! So frenchy and so tasty ! We...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017

This is a restaurant with elegant ambiance and food to match. It is listed as one of the 10 best restaurants in Tours, but it's not in the city center, and I only knew about it because it was right around the corner from my...More

Thank Sudranski
CharlesBarrier, Directeur général at Restaurant Charles Barrier, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Dear Sudranski, We would like to thank you for your very explicative message about your amazing experience at Charles Barrier ! It is a real pleasure to hear such compliments about every plate you tasted in our restaurant. We hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were greeted professionally and in a friendly manner. We had been recommended by the Hotel Castel Fleurie so it was a pleasure to be able to walk there and therefore enjoy the excellent wine!We had some delicious rillettes followed by the set meal. It...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This is one of the finest establishments in the Loire Valley. The dishes were presented most attractively and were delicious. Dinner for 4 with wine totaled about 400 euros. The staff, including the wine steward, were most helpful without attitude.

Thank PointerDetroit
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My wife and I came here as a group of 8, having been recommended by our hotel, and we all thoroughly enjoyed excellent, high quality gastronomic dining. The attentiveness, attitude and advice of all the waiters was first class and the service, food and setting...More

1  Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Charles Barrier's restaurant has been a fixture in the gastronomic life of Tours as long as I can recall. It used to have three Michelin stars. A huge accolade. Times have moved on, and so has Charles Barrier. A new chef, a more modern and...More

Thank Blaxhall
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the bistro this afternoon for lunch. The waiters were friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the wine a delight. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Simmie131313
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We have been coming to this lovely restaurant every year during our annual stay in the Loire for a number of years. It is a great classic restaurant and we find the decor and setting to be one of its great attractions--elegant dining room, lovely...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Thank you for a wonderful experience! I am not a regular 'fine diner', far from it, but I am well-travelled, love my food and I have been coming to France for 30 years. The lunch I had on Monday at your restuarant was quite simply...More

Thank D T
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

A dinner treat shared by 3 friends. Every attention was made to presentation, tastiness of the food , and the service. We started off with Kirs and then all of us ordered the prix fixe dinner menu. Interspersed with the courses were an amuse Bouche...More

Thank Leeds1013
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$135
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 avenue de la Tranchee, 37100, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 54 20 39
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