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Bistro lunch or dinner at La Croix Blanche restaurant in Fontevraud

Enjoy good French food and local dishes

Bistro lunch, dinner and snacks at restaurant La Croix Blanche in the heart of Fontevraud

A relaxing moment opposite Fontevraud abbey and the modern art museum

Choose our informal, cosy restaurant with terraces for a meal, an aperitif or snack, a relaxing lunch or dinner with friends and family.

Our keywords: bistro menu, relaxed, authentic atmosphereregional recipes, traditional home cooked French and international dishes, local ingredients.
Our drinks menu offers many Loire Valley wines, local craft beers, cocktails and good coffee & tea.
La Croix Blanche restaurant also serves premium French wines by the glass via the D-vine system.

In summer we serve our meals in the historic court yard full of flowers, in winter enjoy a table close to the log fire.
There is something for everyone - Bon appétit!

The name of Le Plantagenêt restaurant has changed to restaurant La Croix Blanche Fontevraud 
- same proprietors, same relaxed atmosphere!

  • open every day of the week for lunch between 12-14.30 hrs, dinner between 19-20.30 hrs
  • please note : a short menu will be served on Mondays and Tuesdays (please refer to the items in mauve below)

Lunch & dinner


Our local speciality menu - l'Ardoise du terroir 35€

  • La Gouline - a local pie with mushrooms, shiitaké, rillauds (pork), shallots, white wine served with a light cheese sauce
  • Farmhouse chicken and mushrooms in a creamy sauce with Anjou white wine served with a potato-celeriac purée
  • Le Crémet d'Anjou - THE local dessert made with whipped cream and fromage frais, seasonal fruit topping

A la carte

To start...

  • Duck liver pâté, chutney, country bread toast   18€
  • Sea bream ceviche   13€
  • Charcuterie platter   15€
  • Local Charentais melon with country ham   12€
  • Vintage sardines 2018/19 served in the tin, regional salted butter   11€
  • Local tomatoes, burrata and a homemade basil pesto   12€
  • Gazpacho - chilled tomato soup and crispy ham   10€

Aperitif plates to share, snacks & salads

  • Ceasar salad: chicken, Parmesan, anchovies, olives, tomatoes, romaine lettuce, our own Caesar salad dressing 15€
  • Warm goats cheese salad: goats cheese, lettuce, honey, croutons, walnuts, walnut oil dressing 13€
  • Cold meat & cheese platter   15€ 
  • Our famous croque monsieur: toasted sandwich made with country bread, ham, Parmesan-bechamel, side salad   15€ (served Monday and Tuesday only)

Main courses

  • Our butcher's Charolais burger (180g) with Cheddar, grilled bacon, tomato, onion, our own ketchup & French fries   18€
  • Today's cut of beef (200g) choice of our homemade Béarnaise sauce or herb butter & French fries   22€
  • Belgian style mussels and fries - choose your sauce: à la marinière, blue cheese or curry   18€
  • Fried squid with herb butter and paëlla style saffron rice with chorizo   21€
  • Raw seasoned beef 'boeuf tartare' 170g served with French fries   18€
  • Thick pork chop 'Pink King', sherry vinegar jus and mashed potatoes with black garlic   19€

Cheese & desserts

  • Three French cheeses – some local some from further away   10€
  • Baba au rhum – a yeast cake in a sugar syrup with dark rum and vanilla whipped cream   10€
  • Le Crémet d'Anjou - THE local dessert with whipped cream, fromage frais, fruit coulis   10€
  • Chef's chocolate mousse   10€
  • Deliciously simple: fresh local strawberries with sugar   9€
  • Three scoops of ice cream or sorbet: vanilla, chocolate, coffee, pistacho, strawberry, raspberry, passion fruit    10€
  • French upside down apple pie with some vanilla whipped cream   10€
  • Gourmet coffee: a Lavazza expresso with 4 mini sweet treats   10€
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