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L'Etape Gourmande

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Lieu Dit la Giraudiere, 37510 Villandry, France
+33 2 47 50 08 60
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12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was a very pleasant surprise in the middle of a farm nearby Villandry. It had a lovely and charming fireplace warming the salon. Both ladies were extremely gentle, nice and spoked very good English. They explained to us the menu and their suggestions were amazing. The food was regional with extraordinary local products. The pheasant was outstanding. We... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I loved this place. The dining rooms are full of character and exactly what you picture when you think of dining in the French countryside. The meal was excellent, although to be honest we never had a bad meal in the 17 days we spent in France. DH said the starter, Foie Gras done three different ways,... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A lovely welcome and very personal service on the 2 evenings we dined there. Beautifully prepared French cuisine, very reasonably priced wine, a roaring log fire and even excellent mint tea to round off the meal!

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Marriottsville, Maryland
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The owner & wait staff were very personable and efficient. Has a good deal of ambiance. They have menus in English. The menu is limited but has enough variety to please. The lamb dish was excellent.

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Thank mmk415
East Lothian
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We lunched here after visiting Villandry. As we were in the middle of a day's cycling we didn't fancy a three course set menu and were happy to be able to choose lighter items from a reasonably menu. We had a tourangelle salad and an omelette with a side of french fries. All very tasty and served by a most... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

This was a wonderful place to eat. We visited this lovely auberge in the countryside not far from Chateau Villandry where we had spent the afternoon. The service and food were both excellent and the setting very nice. We felt really relaxed and at home, even though we only know a few french words between us. Not only did the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Had dinner at this lovely farm house restaurant. Madam was very welcoming and provided excellent advice regarding the wine to accompany our meal. We were both very pleased with our entree and main and the service and ambience was excellent. I am a fair that we were both looking forward to our dessert but were a little disappointed as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We ate here base on the recommendation of Pascal, owner of Le Haut des Lys, where we were staying, only 1 minute from the hotel. The food and wine were EXCELLENT and would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the area!!! Madam Beatrice runs a wonderful and upscale restaurant out of a farmhouse, and we highly recommend this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We had been recommended here by the owner of a nearby hotel. Most seats are outside but they were fully booked so we ate inside - which was fine. Food well prepared and they catered for vegetarians. Service was ok and overall a good evening.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A charming Auberge just like you wish it would be. Friendly, personal, and food well above average. The small rooms a tastefully decorated

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lieu Dit la Giraudiere, 37510 Villandry, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Villandry
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 50 08 60

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