Located near the ticket office, the snack bar is a great place to grab a quick sandwich, salad or ice cream and a beverage before or after touring the chateau.
The food was fresh, good and reasonable priced, not to mention conveniently located.
There are picnic tables scattered around where you can sit and enjoy your food
We were fortunate enough to stay at this lovely B&B, so just walking down our stairs to a wonderful outdoor patio was great for that night's dinner! We were served by the 2 owners of the hotel and they gave us their honest opinion on what to order - wonderful!
We were overwhelmed with the wonderfulness of it all and this is how we spent our 3 hour meal:
Appetizer: Canandian smoked salmon w/ homemade blinis and crem fraiche, escargot in parsley butter (amazing - best we have ever had!), mixed salad with warm goat cheese
Main Course: seabass filet with buerre blanc sauce and roasted fennel, peppered steak w/ au gratin potatoes
Dessert: creme brulee, tarte tatin, and wonderful espresso!
Needless to say, we were STUFFED and for 4 FULL courses, it was only 39Euro a piece!
I give this place 6 stars- unbelieveable!
Favorite Dish: Escargot (in very cool plates!) and the creme brulee!
We choosed this retaurant
- mainly for its location (in between Chambord and Chenonceau castles) and for its "Guide Michelin" rating.
- it was a christmas gift (2 dinners to select through a long list of Michelin's selected restaurants)
Closed: 2-25 January, Tuesday except lunch from Easter to September and Wednesday
Meal prices 25€/43€ - Menu: 47€/60€
Cuisine type: « à la mode », delicately spiced contemporary cuisine which attracts gourmets to this country-style restaurant
Favorite Dish: Sorry, I'm not able to translate.
We stayed two nights in this 2-star Logis de France hotel. It was totally relaxed to come back after a day of sightseeing, settle in the garden with a drink and a book under leafy trees. At about 17 hrs, the staff would lay the tables.
I suppose in winter, guests would dine in the rather large dining area inside. Of course you can also eat here if you're not a hotel guest.
Favorite Dish: I had Matelote d'Anguilles (eel stew) for € 11. A menu with regional specialities is € 22.
Main courses are between € 9,50-15. Good value for money!
We walked over to the Orangerie for lunch and had a good, but not great, meal. The setting is lovely and it is certainly better than the self-service restaurant on the chateau side of the Domes Wine Cellar. We ate there once and I do not recommend it.
If you are spending the day at the chateau (which I highly recommend), the Orangerie is a very good place for lunch. The setting is lovely; the service and food are certainly adequate. It is very convenient and the ambience is wonderful. You leave refreshed and ready for an afternoon touring the chateau grounds.
Favorite Dish: Ed had salmon while Peg and I opted for what was called pork ragout but was really two large pieces of pork in a very mild curry sauce with a selection of vegetables . . . all good, but not a ragout, especially the Dauphinoise potatoes.
The roast goat cheese salad was fine but not warm and the flambéed dessert had simply been browned in the oven and was not flambéed. They have pretensions of grandeur in a lovely setting, but it was simply adequate.
Of course, adequate food in France is still pretty good!
For lunch, several options are available :
- the self-service cafeteria established in the old Royal Stables of the Botiment des Dames.
- the full-service Restaurant located in the Orangerie at the edge of the Jardin Vert .
- the snack bar located near the ticket office
- the Tea Room with its terrace in the Orangerie.
Each option has its own wide-ranging menu.
Reservations can be made by Telephone at the number listed below.
Restaurants are open from February 16th to the November 20th.