Restaurants

Top Choice French in Chartres

Le Cloître Gourmand

Entered from rue du Cardinal Pie, this 17th-century townhouse framed by duck egg–blue shutters has timber-panelled walls, beamed ceilings and up-close views of the cathedral's north portal. Book at least a week ahea…
Bistro in Chartres

Le Tripot

Tucked off the tourist trail and easy to miss even if you do chance down its narrow street, this atmospheric space with low, beamed ceilings is a treat for authentic and adventurous French fare like saddle of rabbit…
Gastronomy in Chartres

Georges

Even if you're not staying at lavish hotel Le Grand Monarque, its refined Georges restaurant is worth seeking out for its Michelin-starred multi-course menus and mains such as ginger-marinated salmon with pickled ve…
Italian in Chartres

La Passacaille

This welcoming spot has particularly good pizzas (try the Montagnarde with tomato, mozzarella, Reblochon cheese, potatoes, red onions, cured ham and crème fraîche) and homemade pasta with toppings including pistou (…
Modern French in Chartres

Le Saint-Hilaire

At this pistachio-painted, wood-beamed charmer, local products are ingeniously used in dishes such as snails with leeks and Nottonville Abbey goats cheese crème, and cinnamon candied pear with gingerbread. Don’t mis…
Modern French in Chartres

Les Feuillantines

Take a seat in the sleek interior or beneath a market umbrella in the rear courtyard to dine on superb dishes such as sea bream with potatoes and tomato emulsion, bacon-wrapped veal with lentils, roast duck with but…
Bistro in Chartres

Bistrot Le Sully

Just beyond Chartres' busy old town, this two-storey charcoal-coloured bistro has a sunny terrace out front with red blankets to wrap up in on chilly days. Market-sourced ingredients are used in seasonal dishes such…
Bistro in Chartres

Le Petit Bistrot

Dishes chalked on the blackboard are all made from the fresh produce at Chartres' iron-canopied market, which the bistro overlooks (terrace seats give you front-row views of the action). Offerings change daily but e…
Pastries in Chartres

La Chocolaterie

Soak up local life overlooking the open-air flower market. This tearoom/patisserie’s hot chocolate and macarons (flavoured with orange, apricot, peanut, pineapple and so on) are sublime, as are its sweet homemade cr…
Market in Chartres

Marché Couvert

Food shops and restaurants surround Chartres' canopied market, just off rue des Changes south of the cathedral. The market itself dates from the early 20th century.