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€25 - €96
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French
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Lunch, Dinner

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Leaving the city of Tours to set up shop in this old house on a small square in the countryside was an easy step to take for Gaëtan Evrard, who is very...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
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Reviewed 22 August 2022

We were staying in Montbazon for a few days and we hoped to secure a table for an evening over the weekend but we were offered a lunchtime slot on the Saturday. We weren't disappointed. We chose the "Elegance" menu, which was a 6 course...journey and with the addition of the pairing wines. Truly awesome experience. The visual was enough to trigger a sense of delight before I'd even tasted the dish. The dishes were so beautifully created and the flavours were exquisite. The paired wines lifted the food to another level too. The front of house, waiter,sommelier and chef were very enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable . To have the chef finish one of the dishes at our table (shavings of summer truffle) was a lovely touch too.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

This is a hard review to put in words. When my wife and I arrived at 20hr we were seated in an empty dining room decorated in a style that reminded me of a clash between the late 1980 TV show Miami Vice with Eastern...European tastes. The walls were papered with gold foil geometric patterned wallpaper and large format gold framed art and mirrors. The two wall tables were strangely elevated as they floated against the walls holding pottery and vases. On the table, standard leather or vinyl placemats were replaced with painted glass, which simply defeats its purpose. The music included odd jazzy cover songs of top 40 hits from the past decades. The staff included two young men in three piece suits and and older gentleman in jeans and a polo shirt, who we only learned later was the chef and owner. We learned this because the suited team referee to him as „chef“ a few times in the dining area as if this was some reality TV show. A young woman also came from the kitchen a few times to explain our meals. Then others did this as well and annoyingly for my wife, one would use his pinky finger to point to eat vegetable which got too close for comfort to the food in her opinion. Strangely the chef didn’t seam to be cooking. We chose the mystery 6 course menu which started out excellent. My menu was focused on fish and the smoked trout with whipped cream was excellent. I could have eaten a larger portion. The gazpacho soup, also extremely good, but then things went a bit sideways. The courses seemed to get more complex and artistic as if the kitchen was trying too hard to combine the latest cooking gimmicks together. There was frothy touches, unusual ice cream flavors, something which looked like moss and the French copper pot made an appearance from the kitchen to spoon us a broth. The wine list is extensive and when we gave a €60 budget of something local the chef recommended a tasty Chenin Blanc from his friend which was only €30, which scored him some points in my book. Sadly those points were lost as we waited 24 minutes for the bill after asking for it three times. Normally I don’t mind but we were seated at 20hr and it was now 22:30. My advice to the chef, drop the jeans and polo and replace it with a formal chefs attire if you are going to be called chef. Humbly introduce yourself and focus on a less artistic and simple menu. The monk fish and tuna was excellent, but instead of accompanying it with Picasso give me potatoes.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 18 February 2022 via mobile

Unpretentious from the outside even understated and simple inside. I didn’t know about the Michelin rating before entering so I was surprised by the seemingly elaborate menu. We chose the least expenses menu and WOW! The visual presentation were works of art and beauty but...once the first spoon of each dish was in my mouth the explosion of tastes was heavenly. Well worth the money, we will be back and try a more adventurous menu with wine. Highly recommended, it’s what eating in France is all about!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 January 2022 via mobile

Every year, my family and I stay in the Château d’Artigny for a couple of days and for the first time, the restaurant was open / had space to accommodate us so we could finally try this restaurant we had heard so much about. The...restaurant didn’t disappoint at all. It was absolutely wonderful. The creativity of the chef seems unstoppable and there is so much “nature” in his dishes (he does sustainable gastronomy); a very modern approach to la haute gastronomy. Comparing this restaurant to other one star michelin restaurants I’ve been, this is clearly one of the best ones out there. In terms of creativity and taste, I personally think he’s closer to two stars than one. But the stars aren’t just about the food, but also the place, the service and as the place seems small, I would be not surprised if they don’t meet those requirements. But just to be clear, this doesn’t mean the place isn’t nice because it certainly is. I very much liked the atmosphere and the service was impeccable. So if you are in the region, make a little detour to this charming little town and try out this wonderful restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 October 2021 via mobile

We ate at L’Evidence this evening and it was an amazing experience from start to finish. From the moment we walked through the door to the moment we left the whole experience was faultless. The decor is brilliant and so suited to the food served...within. The menu was just stunning with two of the many stand out points being the meat juice and coffee jus and the fabulous Mountain Pastures dessert including the amazing fish course, the meat course and all the amuse bouche and other courses. The staff were amazing and helped to make the evening, from the sommelier to the waiters and waitress. The chef popping out and speaking to each table was just fabulous and one of the best things I have experienced during eating at Michelin restaurants, especially on his birthday 🥳 thank you for that Gaetan Evrard, you made my night. We can’t wait to return and will be back next year. Thank you 🙏🏻More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 September 2021

We went to L’Evidence as we were on the local campsite and saw it had a star. We were blown away with the presentation, textures and cooking of the dishes presented to us as part of the 73€ menu. This was an autumn menu to...die for with 6 main courses with additional amuse Bouche and chocolate to finish. Each dish was elegant and reflected the autumnal theme. Dietary requirements we noted were catered for. We can’t wait to return.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 January 2020 via mobile

What a gem! We were very pleasantly surprised to find such a well run restaurant, defiently worth much more of many of its 1 Michelin star peers. The impeccable service eclipsed only by its accomplished menu and wine suggestion.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 1 December 2019

I never expected to dine at a Michelin-rated restaurant in France (too expensive, right?) but our evening at L'Evidence was, pardon the pun, evidence that magic can happen. This is probably not classic french BUT it has style, grace, wonderful taste and the experience was...one to remember. We had the chef's choice (as far as I can tell, your only option in the evening) and, while not cheap, less than $100 US is a bargain for the memory I hold. Be prepared for surprises in both presentation and tastes. The decor is spare but pleasant (a little mid-modern flair). If staying in the area for a bit, I might try the lunch experience for a more moderate price and my own exploration of tastes.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 27 September 2019

From the amuse bouche to the petit fours, we thoroughly enjoyed every component of the three course + + €39 “Instinct” lunch menu accompanied by a local bulles Blanc. The chef has a very clever talent with use of great produce notably local vegetables and...spectacularly takes tomatoes to an unseen level with the amuse bouche introduction. Stellar service was delivered by Agathe who was perfectly charming, helpful (in English) and professional. Reservations essential, abundant parking across the road and a venue not to be missed when in the region.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 19 September 2019 via mobile

We went in a group of 4 couples. We had a private room. The service was good and they had good knowledge of wine. We were offered a surprise menu by the chef but each dish was explained to us as they were served. Taste...and presentation were very good. The portions were sufficient. The staff were friendly and attentive. Would recommend to have a pampered dinner if passing this beautiful town and its surrounding area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 20 July 2019 via mobile

Great menu, very affordable. The wine served is not too bad. Service is super friendly and nice. A great restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

We ate from the Inspiration menu but did not have the wine pairings as we were driving. We spent 2 hours with all the courses even though we picked the fewest number. Every dish, every mouthful should be savoured with the unique flavours in all...the ingredients. They were all beautiful. We are not the type of people to take pictures of our meals but we did here - every course. Our mains were veal filet which was tender and melt in the mouth plus monkfish perfectly cooked. Chocolate dessert and other dessert superb! Chocolate treats at end amazing. Meal was expensive but totally reasonable for what you received.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

We expected to have an authentic French meal. We arrived at the restaurant and were deceived with the French Asian fusion which was in almost all the menu. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We ate from the Inspiration menu with the wine pairings. The food was excellent and innovative. From earlier that morning when we were reading the menu outside when a member of staff asked how she could help to throughout the meal itself the service was...very attentive and knowledgeable. The wine was well chosen too, with the sommelier being informative and flexible. Excellent value and very welcoming.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

Located in downtown Montbazon, this restaurant surprised us. It was recommended by our hotel and the menu seemed interesting. We opted for the four course menu which included a "minestrone" which was a fun and beautiful presentation of various colorful vegetables of the region on...a plate (it was not a soup!). What astounded us was the next course which was mackerel with pureed mash potatoes and lemon, asparagus, potatoes, and other flavors -- it was well presented and offered a real surprise of flavors. I have not explained this dish well enough to reflect our reaction to it. Both the veal and the quail were delicious with a cheese course that included many of the prizes of the region (and beyond). Wine pairings were very good and service was very attentive and friendly. Great value -- kudos to the chef and staff for a very lovely experience. One of our waiters (Alexi) seemed to really care about the wine pairing choices and was very engaged in explaining the cheese selection. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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