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Le Theleme

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30 rue Charles Gille, 37000, Tours, France
+33 2 47 61 28 40
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

What a find. On the night we visited they had a Euro 32 menu. What incredible value for a brilliant, high quality fusion of French and Japanese cooking. Our starters were Tuna with spring rolls and Salmon with an amazing basil (I think!) sorbet. Surprising, original, exciting. Mains were sea bass and magret of duck. Again, top quality different takes... More 

Thank Duncan R
Paris, France
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Found on TripAdvisor, delicious very nice atmosphere, not too expensive, big plates, very original with a Asian fusion food

Thank Jean-Baptiste M
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

excellent meal,good quality food,interesting staff,easy to miss restaurant in bad weather,average price.

Thank coleen10
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Very good and very tasty. Very good place. Been there with family. Staff very friendly. Restaurant has 2 flours and couple tables outside, which located close to tram way. Recommend take a sits inside.

Thank Mr_Lebedev
Westoning, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

This is a family run restaurant with a carefully thought through menu. The courses although not inexpensive were superb and so well presented it was not possible to resist enjoying three courses. A very good selection of local wines to compliment dinner and an amazing selection of single malt whiskeys to select from.

Thank Ray B
Aptos, California
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307 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

We loved this place. On the outside it appears just okay, on the inside a little formal, but the son, mother and family quickly show true hospitality. Beautiful French dinner plates and nice ambience. A cute French restaurant overall. Food--superb. Started w a Warm shrimp salad , main was sweetbreads & the standard cheese plate of course. The son recommended... More 

Thank soifdawg
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110 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

If you tire of "traditional" French food, do seek out Le theleme. It's more modern than most other restaurants in Tour and its service and decor were both of high standards. I was happy with both my starter and main but the dessert fell short, a bit too short. Nevertheless, I would still recommend this restaurant because it's not heavy... More 

Thank SQ68
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

La Theleme is a first class find very close to the main train station and the Mercure hotel - who recommended it to us the first time. This was our second visit here for dinner (the first time, last year), and it remains excellent quality and value. €30 fixed price menu for three courses, plus house wines at sensible prices... More 

Thank J-N-London
Binfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

The quality of food and service was excellent. I enjoyed the food but it was not really Japanese but for Yuzu and shitaki mushrooms. I had langoustines which were expertly cooked and a steak that melted in your mouth. Very Good.

Thank Dean1000
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201 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

I've avoided this place before as it seems a bit pricey and a little pretentious. However, I spotted their midi lunchtime deal and had an excellent dinner with wine for 21.50 euro. My main course was a very nice fish dish, beautifully-cooked. I had to wait a while because it was busy, but it was well worth the wait.

Thank joansbrown

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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, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue Charles Gille, 37000, Tours, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Tours
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 61 28 40

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