Good restaurants in and around Amboise – La Part Belle, Rochecorbon

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It can be tricky to find good restaurants in areas that receive a lot of tourists. Sometimes it pays to leave the main tourist drag and explore the local villages that are frequented by the locals.

La Part Belle is a charming little restaurant/wine bar/épicerie/salon du thé in Rochecorbon, one of the villages that forms part of the Vouvray appellation. A simple but tasty menu changes weekly using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Portion sizes are perfect for lunch and there is a good selection of local wines, many of which are organic.

Here’s an example of the weekly menu:

Entrées (starters or appetizers)

Crème de panais, mousse au bleu d’auvergne (a creamy parsnip soup served with a quenelle of delicate blue cheese mousse)

Risotto de crevettes aux saveurs d’aisie (an Asian inspired prawn risotto)

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Plats (entrees or main courses)

Cabillaud vierge d’agrumes (cod with a classic sauce made with tomato, lemon juice, olive oil and basil)

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Veau condiment Tamarin/cacahuète (veal cooked with tamarind and peanut)

Tartare de boeuf Black Angus au couteau (a classic and very delicious dish of uncooked beef that is hand chopped and mixed with a variety of seasonings including mayonnaise, tabasco, capers, gherkins, egg, and spices)

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Burger de boeuf au boudin noir et courge (Beefburger with black pudding and squash)

Desserts (desserts or puds)

Assiette de fromages (assorted cheeses)

Café gourmand (basically a black coffee served with 2 or 3 teeny desserts)

Riz au lait aux fruits exotiques (rice pudding served with exotic fruits)

Panna cotta chocolat blanc, griottes et wasabi (white chocolate panna cotta served with cherries and wasabi)

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The restaurant is open for lunch from Tuesday to Sunday and in the evening on Friday and Saturday with the following options:

Main course only: 17€, starter and main course or main course and dessert: 21€, starter, main course and dessert:25€

On the first and third Sunday of the month they also offer a copious brunch for 28€ per person

La Part Belle

rue de l’Eglise


Tel: 02 47 65 36 78