When in the Loire Valley, you simply cannot miss out on sampling a variety of French cuisines readily available in different restaurants and cafes scattered throughout the region. Whether it be a formal dinner, alfresco dining or simply eating out, the Loire Valley is home to some of the best French restaurants in the whole of France. Start your gastronomic adventures on some of these selections:
Le Lion d’Or is a charming restaurant in a pretty and quiet village with a friendly atmosphere. The menu is innovative with delightful flavours and tastes.
Address: 17 quai Charles-Guinot F – 37400 Amboise
Le 36 serves classy and elegant contemporary French cuisine in a relaxed, romantic ambience with a beautiful view of the river.
Address: 36 quai Charles-Guinot F – 37400 Amboise
Domaine de l’Arbrelle offers exquisite communion between the plate and the nature’s finest delights with their recipes cooked from local soil product.
Address: Berthellerie F – 37400 Amboise
Château de Pray lets you discover an imaginative, tasty and colorful cuisine made of fresh and seasonal products in a classic château setting.
Address: r. du Cèdre F – 37400 Amboise
La Cave is a spacious restaurant with a friendly atmosphere. The menu is contemporary and extravagant with a taste of local flavours.
Address: 69 quai Albert-Baillet F – 37270 Montlouis-sur-Loire
Toque et Vins is a cozy restaurant located on the road by the River Loire. A must try is their foie gras and calf‘s sweetbread served in Montlouis jelly.
Address: 47 quai A. -Baillet F – 37270 Montlouis-sur-Loire
Le Montloire is a charming hotel restaurant located in the center of Montlouis. Their dishes are well presented and the food is actually quite refined.
Address: 4 bis pl. F. -Mitterrand F – 37270 Montlouis-sur-Loire
The Tomato Bar of La Bourdaisière is an open-air kitchen in the heart of the kitchen garden. Their orchard provides numbers of plants, fruit, vegetables, aromatic herbs and medicinal plants that can be harvested and enjoyed by their guests.
Address: 25 r. de la Bourdaisière F – 37270 Montlouis-sur-Loire
L’Odéon is situated at the heart of the city of Tours and is one of the oldest restaurants in the area. It offers the comfort of a traditional setting of Art end Deco.
Address: 10 pl. du Gén. -Leclerc F – 37000 Tours
Le Thélème is conveniently located close to the station with a delightful interior setting. Their modern cuisine using fresh, seasonal produce are delightfully plated and filled with many complementing flavors.
Address: 30 r. Charles-Gille F – 37000 Tours
La Chope has been a seafood haven in Tours since 1902 and is now almost a gastronomic historical landmark in the area. They offer a wide selection of oysters, fish and seafood.
Address: 25 bis av. de Grammont F – 37000 Tours
Le Médicis is warm and friendly. It is the ideal setting to enjoy a moment of pleasure in dining, enjoying fine cuisine made with the best ingredients.
Address: 2 allée François 1er F – 41000 Blois
Au Rendez-vous des Pêcheurs was once the stamping ground of the Loire fishermen. To conserve the local tradition and spirit, they serve a variety of locally caught fish dishes that radiates freshness and flavour.
Address: 27 r. Foix F – 41000 Blois
Le Bistrot de Léonard is a modest and pleasant restaurant down by the river. Their food is delicious and inventive.
Address: 8 r. Mar. -de Lattre-de-Tassigny F – 41000 Blois
L’Orangerie du Château creates authentic cuisine that showcases the character of the products of the Loire Valley. Their menu offers a wide selection of refined modern cuisine.
Address: 1 av. J. -Laigret F – 41000 Blois
L’Aigle d’Or is a charming restaurant located a few hundred meters from the Château and showcases a delicate seasonal cuisine based on local products.
Address: 10 av. A. -Riché F – 37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Auberge Pom’ Poire has a lovely setting and is in the countryside between Azay le Rideau and Langeais and is well off the beaten track. Their dishes are imaginative, excellent and innovative.
Address: 21 rte de Vallères F – 37190 Azay-le-Rideau
Bistrot du Grand Monarque is nested in the centre of the lovely little town of Azay-le-Rideau. They use seasonal products and change their menu regularly.
Address: 3 pl. de la République F – 37190 Azay-le-Rideau