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auberge du cardinal

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$$ - $$$
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3 rue des Ecluses, 37120 Richelieu, France
+33 2 47 58 18 57
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a great family run restaurant serving delicious food and lovely wine at very reasonable prices. We were surprised with a tasty pumpkin soup with a puff pastry crouton whilst waiting for our starters. For main course we had duck which I would highly recommend. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We visited on Tuesday evening and it is a shame the restaurant wasn't open on the Monday saving us a miserable visit to the hotel restaurant about 10 metres away the night before. My French is not fantastic and the owner of the restaurants English was as good as my French which made for interesting conversation but an enjoyable one.... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

an interesting a varied menu. Ordered the duck which was succulent and moist. Avery pleasant place to eat. Tables have enough room around them which is often not the case, would reccomend a visit

1 Thank cristinln8
Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

I hadn't visited this restaurant since it was taken over but my neighbour had been several times and he said it was excellent. I wasn't disappointed. I went lunch time on a Friday and there were several tables full with diners. I was a party of five and the owner was very hospitable and friendly, the food excellent and hot.... More 

Thank Julie P
Chinon, France
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Meal was ok, and good value, but restaurant had no atmosphere. Service was poor, waited ages if we required aperatifs. Would not go out of my way to eat here again.

Thank anonymos2016
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Really enjoyable experience, despite the resturant being quite empty. We felt very welcome, the hostess was fab. The food was delicious, and we had some lovely carafes of local wines, and a complimentary dessert for someone in our group who was celebrating their birthday.

Thank twinkly
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237 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Classical menu, classical local atmosphere, good and friendly service (we managed in English even servant had pretty limited vocabulary). I ordered medium minus meat and I got medium minus!

1 Thank Rexonaut
Beaufort, South Carolina
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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Cute from the outside and good traditional food served inside. French spoken here. We both made an effort to communicate and it was all good. Probably not worth driving to just for a meal unless you are close by.

Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Staying nearby for a weeks holiday with family and friends a needed a nice meal to celebrate a birthday. Loveley sat on the outside terrarce. Food was excellent with not a scrap left by anyone including two teenage girls. Service was good not rushed but a nice steady pace to allow for a relaxed evening. Fixed 3 course meal and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

This was never our favourite restaurant in Richelieu but we'd usually make a visit while in town. Having heard it was under new ownership we were looking forward to trying it out. Inside very little has changed. The lighting is still too bright which is a shame as it could be much more atmospheric. The food was fine but if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 rue des Ecluses, 37120 Richelieu, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Richelieu
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 58 18 57

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?