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Restaurant Le Val Joli

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18 Rd 952, 37210, Vouvray, France
+33 2 47 52 70 18
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon 19:00 - 21:30
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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Antwerp, Belgium
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720 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Very busy inside, fairly quiet on the terrace. Lots of additional parking space across the road. Friendly people, the elderly lady is just a great character. Lovely terrine of rabbit, nice steak tartare and a reasonable selection of cheese. The right choice in Vouvray.

Thank Peter D
Oxford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Our hotel phoned and got us the only table left I think as the place was full, mostly with families. The food was good, well presented and with smooth efficient service. A great first night meal in France and among the best we had over two weeks of travelling. Sadly they were not open on the Sunday evening, so we... More 

Thank Ian L
Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Visited with our three teenage children and were swiftly set up on an outdoor table. The service was refreshingly prompt and attentive compared to other experiences in the region, With excellent veal burgers, delicious vouvray sec wine and very good value for 3 courses at €24.50, this restaurant is well worth a visit

Thank Michelle H
Concord, New Hampshire
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We had dinner here our first night in the Loire Valley on the recommendation of our hotel - what a gem! Staff was great - it helped that their English was better than my French - food was excellent. Great meal

Thank RedmooseNH
Southampton, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Didn't look like much - but we visited on the recommendation of our hotel and we were glad we did. The food was excellent and it was very popular with locals and tourists alike. The fish was particularly delicious and the array of regional cheeses was extensive and tasty.

Thank PuttingPenToPaper
Monterey, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Dashed out of Paris to Blois for a few days in late March. We were off to Chenenceaux and overshot the turn slightly on the road from Blois towards Tours. I recogniezed that Vouvray was the next commune and thought, since we were hungry, that we might find a nifty place there. We spied Le Val Joli and went in.... More 

1 Thank ChrisCooks
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Lunch on a busy Saturday, went there on the recommendation of the locals (which is always a good sign). Busy - prebooking is probably essential unless you are lucky. Food, service, ambience, value all great. Hostess charming. English spoken. Local menu and wine. Ticked all the right boxes for me. Will revisit next time if we can.

Thank AccringtonStanley010
Lexington, Massachsetts
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

During an October visit to Vouvray, we dined twice at Val Joli, the best open option (it is somewhat of a shoulder season in the Loire, and many places are closed for a post-summer vacation). This is an unpretentious, modest restaurant, with very good food options; you could fall back on a burger, but we instead were adventuresome, having tripe... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Typical french cuisine in a garden setting. We were staying in the area and walked into town and found this restaurant. We enjoyed an excellent meal in a shaded garden. Typical high quality french food with extensive wine list particularly local wines. Would happily visit again

Thank Kingfisher911
London, UK
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

We stopped here on a wine tour and managed to get a table on the terrace by arriving early. Although on a main road they have planted bamboo as a screen and created a pleasant outdoor area. We had the set lunch and my starter was a cod ceviche, really fresh and delicious. The main was the catch of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$37
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Rd 952, 37210, Vouvray, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Vouvray
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 52 70 18

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