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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scallops” (4 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (5 reviews)
“total bill” (4 reviews)
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French, European
49 Place du General de Gaulle, 37500, Chinon, France
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We can always count on quality food and service at 'Au Chapeau Rouge'. We've been visiting them for at least 10 years. Chef Christophe Dugin and his wife Murielle are professional all the way. Paying attention to every detail from table settings to a creative...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 September 2016

On the whole it was an enjoyable evening but the service was extremely slow and disorganised. The food was better and was along the lines of traditional French food. I think the restaurant is trying too hard, by trying to be dramatic when presenting the...More

Thank Mark and Wils B
Reviewed 22 August 2016

A fabulous example of French cuisine at its best! The quality of the food, the originality of the dishes, the presentation, the wine, the service, everything was just perfect. Whether meat or fish, everything was cooked to perfection, accompanied by delicious, smooth sauces. The desserts...More

Thank rsitman
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A good choice on a wet Bank Holiday for us. yes it was full and well patronised by the locals. A comprehensive menu and fine wine list. A good level of service and guidance from the family members of staff. a high standard of presentation...More

Thank Tankengine47
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We spent six nights in Chinon at the end of April. It was not a particularly busy time of year, and most restaurants we passed were almost empty. Imagine our surprise when we found Le Chapeau Rouge completely full! We made a reservation for the...More

Thank JonesieLinthicum
Reviewed 17 April 2016

I was disappointed when I ate here last June but one of my friends wanted to try here again. The food was a bit better than last time but still not to the standard from my first visit. Still it's worth a try if you're...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

A very typical gourmet experience with excellent food well served. Not the cheapest restaurant, but felt satisfied when we left.

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We had a St Valentine dinner here this evening. Everyone arrived at the same time and the service was initially disorganised, for example the first course arrived before the white wine and one of the mains was tepid. The choice of main course was lobster...More

1  Thank davegi46
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

We first visited Au Chapeau Rouge in April 2014, and have been talking about our meals there ever since. We had high hopes of a return visit, and were lucky enough in December 2015 that (1) we did get to return to Chinon, (2) the...More

Thank Sesquipedalian
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Very good food Professional winelist High level of service High quality of raw materials Special desserts Good value for money

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Matt T
Est-ce qu'on peut fair une reservation de 30-40 personnes? Merci, Matt
9 May 2016|
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Ce restaurant est il ouvert le dimanche midi ?
4 October 2016|
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marie rose d
je voudrais bien savoir ce qui est arrivé à Nathalie et Olivie ? Car nous, ( nous nous sommes installés dans la région depuis trois ans) jamais nous n'avons été déçus par cet excellent restaurant. Pourtant nous y allons peu, c'est vrai, mais cela suffit à la Patronne pour nous saluer au hasard des rencontres dans la rue ! Une impression agréable de voisinage sympathique en plus d'une vraie qualité autant de produits que de cuisine. Faudrait peut être vous adresser directement à elle ?
5 March 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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