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Le Gandoyau

73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
+33 2 47 93 04 71
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good48%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“lamb” (5 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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French, European
€€ - €€€
73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Luckily booked this restaurant or wouldn't have got a table. Smallish menu but varied enough to chose from. Wine list which was mostly local excellent wine and very reasonably prices. Service was very friendly and efficient, Certainly one of the best experiences in Chinon and...More

Thank C-121
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Lovely setting on a terrace with a boutique hotel at one side and the kitchen at the other. I was early, ordered a nice bottle of white Loire wine and asked whether I could order food later. No problem. Friendly and attentive service. The food...More

Thank Hans Thomas H
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We happened on this restaurant while visiting Chinon. It is several hundred metres on the main street north beyond the centre, but well worth the walk. The large mushroom stuffed with rillette was delicious and the lamb was perfectly cooked and tender. Both the chocolate...More

Thank oldkoot1
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on more than one occasion and it is perfectly situated, if you are staying at Hostellerie Gargantua. The patron is hospitable and welcoming and the service is efficient. As an aperitif the 'aperitif maison' is recommended. Our starters were okay and...More

Thank DP1066
HotelGargantua, Propriétaire at Le Gandoyau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you very much for comment. Why didn't you say anything ? Of course for your "cockerel" ( different than a chicken ), I would have changed your main course during your meal. Your comment was read by the chef which...More

Reviewed 12 September 2016

We chose this restaurant for it's peaceful setting and the interesting choices on the menu. It was a Mondaynight and a lot of restaurants are closed although "The Maison Rouge" down the old was open we preferred this menu. We chose from the set menu...More

Thank gardenmidget
HotelGargantua, Propriétaire at Le Gandoyau, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2016

Dear Madam, Dear Sir, Thank you very much for comment about our restaurant. This one was read by all of the team. I'm sincerily sorry for the problem with the drain, if you said it, I proposed you an other table of course. We are...More

Reviewed 31 July 2016

We chose this restaurant because the menu looked like there was plenty of choice and the setting was very pretty. Got off to a good start. Waiter (owner?) was pleasant and we ordered a lovely bottle of rose from the Tours area. My husband ordered...More

Thank EJL12
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Proprietor was very amiable, good sense of humor and good english.We had beef casserole which was full of flavor and very tender, and grilled Cockrell, both good. Lovely quiet setting.

Thank missOrganized
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Stopped for Sunday lunch as menu looked fine. Treated ourselves to Couly-Dutheil Les Chateaux Chinon 2015. Two great mains in pleasant outside setting and Mouse au chocolat maison and Ile flottante for desserts. Value for money (english spoken if required)

Thank clivejennyM
Reviewed 18 May 2016

There aren't many places open on a Monday evening in April but this restaurant was. It was busy but not full. Good food and wine, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. The choices were interesting and the price very reasonable. I have no idea what the...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 23 June 2015

We tried the 3 course meal of the day at Le Gandoyau and where more than satisfied for the just under 20 eu each. The features of my meal where the local pork twice cooked in confit and then pan fried with honey, and local...More

Thank Fogs32
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 rue Haute Saint Maurice, 37500, Chinon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Chinon
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 93 04 71
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