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Le Castelet

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40 rue Saint Lubin, 41000, Blois, France
+33 2 54 74 66 09
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
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Roses
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went to dinner at "Le Castelet" looking at the exterior of the Restaurant and we were not disappointed. It is a very familiar restaurant, where they cook classic dishes of French cuisine with typical products of the region and game meat from the area. We ate a la carte, 2 adults and 2 children, with local wine. The total... More 

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Thank lidi
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The whole meal was great but the vegetable veloute was incredible. As was the panna cotta dessert. Friendly and helpful wait staff.

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Thank mmevitrac
County Dublin, Ireland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were looking for a restaurant that was vegetarian friendly and came across Le Chatelet while exploring Blois on foot. We arrived just before opening time of 19.00 but were allowed in and made to feel welcome. The staff were very friendly and as two of our party (of four) wanted vegetarian meals they took time to explain the options... More 

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Thank pjsenior2015
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here twice this week as our first meal was so good (lovely beef for 16 euros). Went back this evening - the pork ( cheeks? ) were beautiful as was the lamb in garlic. The better bottle of local red ( touraine meslands - gold award!) was 19 euros but the previous rose was very smooth at only... More 

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Thank helenhutch60
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were a group of four adults on a mini tour of the Loire Valley and found this restaurant on TripAdvisor, booking from the UK a few days before our arrival. Had we not reserved, we wouldn't have been seated ... People were being turned away as it was full from early on Saturday evening. We were pleasantly surprised to... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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101 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We really enjoyed our meal. We had the menu of the day with a really good local white wine. Dessert for me and cheese for the spouse to round out a relaxing respite from touring. I would definitely go back.

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Thank PhillyFour
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Beware! As a veggie I do struggle to find reasonable food in France but Happy Cow and Trip Advisor suggested this restaurant so we went. There is a menu which says it is veggie but only if you eat fish and gelatine! So not really veggie. The house red we got was not the same as the house red for... More 

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Thank HazelandRachel
antemortem46, Gérant at Le Castelet, responded to this review

It's a fact that we have one of our starter with fish in our vegetarian menu. Because we have a lot of people that are "piscivegetarian". But it's quite easy to avoid it for it's written "rillettes de sandre" and anybobody know that pikeperch is not really a vegetable ! I've about 50 or more red wines so we serve... More 

toulouse
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

There are no shortages of restaurants in town but this is one of the better ones. It is family run and gets very busy, Good traditional French food, well cooked and presented. You are advised to book before you get there as we saw many people turned away.

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Thank Mik B
bardolino
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227 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

While this is not a purely vegetarian restaurant, it does provide several vegetarian menus. We had an enjoyable and delicious meal. Don't expect any haute cuisine here, though. That is not the intention. Typically, people seem to be in and out within an hour. This means that is people cannot get a table, they have a good chance of getting... More 

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Thank bonsi7
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

We dined here in May. There is a room with very nice ambience in the front of the restaurant, and a small, poorly ventilated one in the back. While we made reservations three months in advance, we were seated in a rather unpleasant location in the back. If you go here, do request to sit in the front when you... More 

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Thank Paul A
antemortem46, Gérant at Le Castelet, responded to this review

We are actually sorry for it was impossible to give you a table in your main room. We put a reservation for you in this room for you reserved for a lot of weeks but unfortunatly people entered in the restaurant while we were busy, sat on "your" table and the waiter dare not to move them. We apologize and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 41
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Thursday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Friday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Saturday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 rue Saint Lubin, 41000, Blois, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Blois
  • Phone Number: +33 2 54 74 66 09
Description
Home made food in menus that are changed four times a year. Junior and vegetable menus available. Specialized in Touraine cooking. Large wine list, some of them could be ordered by glass. Near Loire and castle.

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