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2, rue Felix Marchand, 53200 Chateau-Gontier, France
+33 2 43 70 15 44
Sun 12:00 - 13:45
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 13:45
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 20:45
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United Kingdom
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there with a large group for a family dinner. The restaurant itself is very nice, light, modern and clean. When it comes to choosing what to eat, the menu proves itself to be very complicated. The associations of the ingredients is weird, and doesn't sound very tasty. It can be difficult to choose what to eat ...... More 

Thank Eric D
Northern England
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Good venue on the straightest road from Craon you could imagine. Overlooking the river, this is a stylish restaurant with a good menu and excellent service. Recommended.

Thank DellNorthernEngland
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Ate here twice recently having the lunchtime special. 14 euro for three courses and an amuse-bouche. Imaginative food well presented, the young serving staff helped us, with their English and our French understand the menu. A leisurely lunch with a lovel river view.

Thank AeroMinx
Laval, France
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

L'Aquarelle is the only restaurant in Chateau Gontier with a view of the Mayenne. The food is refined, and reasonably priced. A good place for a special meal out.

Thank Erda24
Overijse, Belgium
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff, nice lunch menu and a table on the terrace overlooking the river Mayenne. Great afternoon treat. For 2 with wine and coffee, we paid a very correct 40 euros. Each of the 3 courses of the weekly changing simple menu had a choice of two. We'll go back!

Thank Maarten K
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386 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

We ate here a number of times on our recent trip to France after it was recommended by the owners of our Gite.. Service is excellent and friendly and there is a nice choice of food.We enjoyed their house aperatif which is curacao plus cremant and is blue in colour. All in all very good value and nicely presented food... More 

1 Thank glyn l
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

First of all, warmly welcome. A very good quality/price balance. We will come back, sure ! Very nice view on the river Mayenne, place to lunch when the weather is nice, in fact a restaurant to be recommanded

2 Thank Malatier I
Chateau Gontier
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90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2012

The mid week menu at 13.50 euros for 3 courses is a steal for food of this quality,also a good selection of wines by the glass at resonable prices.

3 Thank Bill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 20:45
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 20:45
19:00 - 20:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2, rue Felix Marchand, 53200 Chateau-Gontier, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Mayenne  >  Chateau-Gontier
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 70 15 44

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?