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Le Gandoyau

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73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 04 71
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96 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on more than one occasion and it is perfectly situated, if you are staying at Hostellerie Gargantua. The patron is hospitable and welcoming and the service is efficient. As an aperitif the 'aperitif maison' is recommended. Our starters were okay and the lamb was good, as was the goat's cheese and the chocolate mousse. Unfortunately the... More 

Thank DP1066
HotelGargantua, Propriétaire at Le Gandoyau, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you very much for comment. Why didn't you say anything ? Of course for your "cockerel" ( different than a chicken ), I would have changed your main course during your meal. Your comment was read by the chef which will bring the necessary modifications. Best regards, Olivier. More 

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66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We chose this restaurant for it's peaceful setting and the interesting choices on the menu. It was a Mondaynight and a lot of restaurants are closed although "The Maison Rouge" down the old was open we preferred this menu. We chose from the set menu and I had local pork rillettes with honey and a small salad garnish which was... More 

Thank gardenmidget
HotelGargantua, Propriétaire at Le Gandoyau, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you very much for comment about our restaurant. This one was read by all of the team. I'm sincerily sorry for the problem with the drain, if you said it, I proposed you an other table of course. We are reassured that our beef stew ( who is not a "boeuf bourguignon" ) pleased your... More 

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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We chose this restaurant because the menu looked like there was plenty of choice and the setting was very pretty. Got off to a good start. Waiter (owner?) was pleasant and we ordered a lovely bottle of rose from the Tours area. My husband ordered an entree of pork confit with honey and it was very good. Then things started... More 

Thank EJL12
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Proprietor was very amiable, good sense of humor and good english.We had beef casserole which was full of flavor and very tender, and grilled Cockrell, both good. Lovely quiet setting.

Thank missOrganized
Blackmans Bay, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Stopped for Sunday lunch as menu looked fine. Treated ourselves to Couly-Dutheil Les Chateaux Chinon 2015. Two great mains in pleasant outside setting and Mouse au chocolat maison and Ile flottante for desserts. Value for money (english spoken if required)

Thank clivejennyM
Oxford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

There aren't many places open on a Monday evening in April but this restaurant was. It was busy but not full. Good food and wine, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. The choices were interesting and the price very reasonable. I have no idea what the hotel is like but couldn't write a restaurant review because I couldn't find it.

Thank Julie M
Melbourne, Victoria
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We tried the 3 course meal of the day at Le Gandoyau and where more than satisfied for the just under 20 eu each. The features of my meal where the local pork twice cooked in confit and then pan fried with honey, and local river pike in a pie with white butter sauce. My wife enjoyed the lamb and... More 

Thank Fogs32
Kent, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

I have to admit, I don't really like eating at French restaurants, they are often over priced, service can be a bit hit and miss and food average! Sorry that's what I generally find! BUT on Saturday 6th June, I dinned at this restaurant with my husband and really enjoyed it! Food was good, service was great and the bill... More 

Thank Amanda W
Anchorage, Alaska
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

We chanced upon Le Gandoyau while strolling through the old section of Chinon. The evening was warm so we enjoyed a relaxed and unhurried meal on the terrace. The food was tasty and unique and a good value for the price. Our server (owner?) was helpful in explaining the menu to us, and very kindly encouraged our daughters in their... More 

Thank BeaBusy
Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2014

For those who like friendly, comfortable places to eat with great value and excellent food, this is the very best in Chinon. Expect a memorable meal and that is just what you get, Cooked to perfection and served as if to friends.

Thank DaveAlx

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$41
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 04 71

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