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La Lanterne

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12 Place de l Hotel de Ville, 37600, Loches, France
+33 2 47 59 04 80
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I were originally attracted to this restaurant by its obvious popularity, evidenced by the number of people inside. We managed to get one of the two remaining free tables. We chose the "menu du jour" and were not disappointed when our plates arrived with our chosen starter of assorted charcuterie. Excellent, I thought, as we waited for... More 

Thank Seenoff
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Popped in here by accident on a Monday as most of the town take a long weekend and we had planned to eat somewhere else but they were shut. Sat out on the street and chose the plat du jour which was pork fillet in a peppercorn sauce with white asparagus. The flavours were fantastic and very subtle. Our granddaughter... More 

Thank Nigel R
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Loches on a very hot market day and stumbled across this place and right in. What a gem. Checked red and white table clothes. Friendly service. Claude at his usual table inside next the bar. Stacked out with locals. Plat du jour (bavette frites) was superb. Great selection of ice cream. Great rose en pichet. A true oasis. Give... More 

Thank Steve H
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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93 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

nice place to stop and see all the other people stroll by. Food is OK, but nothing special. Take the days' special, that will be relatively good.

Thank Peter S
Binfield, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had travelled most of the day and were really looking forward to a nice meal. Our first choice restaurant let us down and we walked from that. My wife had the Red Mullet and was really pleased with her meal. I however had a steak that had some chewing to be done but then I could not swallow !... More 

Thank Dean1000
Bolton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We ate here most nights during our week in Loches. The food is fresh and there is a varied menu, portions are generous but not over-facing and the restaurant was busy every night with different nationalities, including french locals, so the atmosphere was good. There was a choice of eating inside or out. We had a variation of food off... More 

Thank BoltonLass3
London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Very popular on a Sunday lunch time, food is good and reasonably priced. Service is usual speed, but then again it was a Sunday. Castle and main gate are very close.

Thank Matthew P
Sydney, Australia
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179 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Seems that this is really only open for lunch. Maybe breakfast. But lunch was very good and very packed with locals. We had the plat du jour, as did everybody else. Food was good and the price was very reasonable. The service was slow but the place was packed on a market day.

Thank ZN9999
Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

As it was raining we decided to have lunch, asked if dogs were allowed, they were and we were all welcomed. We had a lovely lunch sharing a bottle of wine the dogs had water but we did save a little something for them. The staff were brilliant, we asked for the 'menu de jour' but were advised to try... More 

Thank patriciaannevans
Olivet, France
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140 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Very decent restaurant. A large choice of salads. The salads are big and full of taste. Personnel was friendly and food was prepared very quickly. It's located downtown in a nice part of the city center. Restrooms were clean.

Thank xscream12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Place de l Hotel de Ville, 37600, Loches, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Loches
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 59 04 80

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