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Au Chapeau Rouge

49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 98 08 08
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“ballotine” (2 reviews)
“poisson” (2 reviews)
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French, European
49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Me and my partner dined in this fine restaurant right in the village of Chinon. We did not make a reservation, but I would recommend to do so because it is quite popular! We went for a full menu: entree, plat, fromage et dessert and...More

Thank Dries V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never experienced a five course French meal, I did not know what to expect, but everything was served and prepared beautifully. It is surprising how pleasant slow dining can be. Each course was served without rushing and our large group had a great time....More

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Plenty of tables outside here for summer diners. We didn't see inside. Service was good and the menu was nice but not terribly exciting. You will eat well here but we thought it a little overprice, but then the location is delightful. Booking essential.

Thank Judith H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and the restaurant felt very welcoming. The staff were great. For a nice restaurant, Au Chapeau Rouge caters beautifully to the entire family.

Thank lauriedominic
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Charming warm room that provided comfort for a group of ten. Presentation from the little amuse bouche to the cheese plate and dessert was outstanding. Appreciated having a sommelier who knew the regional wines well. The chef made himself visible and obviously took pride in...More

Thank Felice3
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great atmosphere attention to detail and imagination in the dishes. Service and food quality match the presentation

Thank Charles P
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Went there, unfortunately at the same time as some 20+ Americans on a tour. Not to be repeated. Only a young waitress, Madame, and the sommelier on front of house. It took over an hour and a half to get a main course on the...More

Thank EuroBye
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We enjoyed the experience and the food -- but ultimately left feeling that there was a bit of snobbery from the staff about not being locals and not knowing all the local customs.

Thank webtraveler99
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Have been to the restaurant numerous times over the last 9 years. The food is good, the staff are wonderful and attentive and will return in the future.

Thank DSK14
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We have been visiting this since 1996, when it was part the hotel. It is highly recommended by locals, who form most of the clientele. Some trippers get short thrift from Madame, as this is quality dining, not a pavement cafe. Great wine list too.

Thank Margaret F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 98 08 08
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