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La Bonne Etape

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962 quai des Violettes, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 23 65 00
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Stafford
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131 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

So nice to find a restaurant with plenty of soft furnishing which makes a for a nice quiet dining experience. We found the service to be excellent throughout and the food very good too - we especially liked the amuse Boucher, which was very inventive. Starters are very generous, main courses cooked to perfection and the wines excellent; La Bonne... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Recommended by the B&B we stayed in, this is good well-cooked French food with friendly service, albeit a drive if you're staying in Amboise town. A good selection of fixed price menus plus daily specials at a value price makes this a good all-rounder.

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Located just outside of Amboise, and worth a visit. We had dinner sitting on the terrace overlooking the garden. Nice atmosphere, friendly people and a good quality of the food, with a French signature.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We dined there 2 nights and enjoyed the traditional French menus and good food. . The service was excellent ( and this is quite rare!). The breakfasts were quite abundant and offered a variety of food for all type of travelers and were quite reasonably priced..

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Thank bbk229
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here tonight as part of our cycle trip along the loire It was not an ideal stay. When we arrived we were shown to a room which somebody was already in. We were then found another room but it did not have the terrace that we had ordered, and we had a view over the car park. We... More 

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Thank Ian B
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

This is he second time of us being there in 2 weeks. Even though we live 2 hours away. We stayed in the hotel with family 2 weeks ago and had to go back. The food is delicious. Plenty full and good value. Reasonably price wine as well. The staff are fantastic. It was my birthday that weekend and the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Very cosy environment. Food is traditional French food and very popular with locals. Staff is very helpful and quite professional. Clean and good environment to enjoy lunch. Has outside seating overlooking a small garden. Menu has a good range of food. Prices are quite affordable. Quality of food is very good. Wine served are from the local... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

It's an average restaurant as the service was really very slow. Got to our entree in 1hr. Main was served about 45 mins after our entree. Dessert was better...15 mins after our main course. If you are hungry, this isn't a restaurant to go to.

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Collonges-sous-Saleve, France
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a nice restaurant serving good quality food for an affordable price having eaten in restaurants ranging from Michelin Star to pizzarias and creperies. This was perfect. I especially appreciated the children's menu which was a smaller and less 'grown-up' version of their regular menu. It was a lovely change from the usual steak hache and frites.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This restaurant was by far the best we had in Amboise. Lovely garden to eat "Al fresco" Great, well executed food with regional ingredients. Good size servings and excellent service. Not the usual tourist trap. Highly recommendable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 32
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 962 quai des Violettes, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 23 65 00

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