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543 reviews
We thoroughly enjoyed a two night stay at La Croix Blanche to celebrate a birthday. [...]
Lieu chargé d'histoire, très charmant. Acceuil chaleureux et décontracté. Cuisine travaillée. Ptit déj complet. Belle [...]
Bel établissement avec un accueil chaleureux, tant à l'hôtel qu'au restaurant L'accès de nuit est compliqué [...]
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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 log fire for a meal, an aperitif in our Lounge-bar, 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 offers a wine list with 100% Loire Valley wines. Many wines by the glass to choose from or try our food & wine pairing.

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!
  • open every day of the week for lunch between 12-14 hrs, dinner between 19-20.15 hrs
  • vegetarian dishes are marked with (V)

Lunch & dinner


Our local speciality menu - l'Ardoise du terroir 38€

  • La Gouline - a local pie with mushrooms, shiitaké, rillauds (pork), shallots, local white wine served with a light cheese sauce   13€
  • Farmhouse chicken in a creamy mushroom sauce with Anjou white wine, potato-celeriac purée   21€
  • Le Crémet d'Anjou - THE local dessert made with whipped cream and fromage frais, seasonal fruit topping   10.50€
  • Two half bottles of Loire Valley wine among our selection   32€
A la carte

To start..

  • Home made duck liver terrine, pineapple chutney, toast   19€
  • Classic French onion soup with Comté cheese crust  13€ (V)
  • Vintage sardines 2019 served in their tin, toast, local salted butter   12€
  • Organic egg poached in Saumur red wine with smoked bacon – locally know as ‘donkeys balls’   14€
  • Gravelax & smoked salmon, pickled vegetables, herb & lemon cream   14€
  • Red & white chicory salad, Roquefort toast, caramelized pear, walnuts   13€ (V) 

Main courses

  • Our butchers burger (180g), Comté, onion, pickles, sundried tomato pesto, French fries   20€
  • Wild boar stew, with fresh pasta and lemon zest   21.5€
  • Raw seasoned beef 'boeuf tartare’ (170g) with French fries   19.5€
  • Crispy duck leg (skin on!), potato gratin with some garlic, bigarade sauce   21€
  • Fried squid served with a tangy tomato sauce, baked new potatoes and grilled fennel   21€
  • Today's cut of beef (200g) with French fries or potato gratin, choose your sauce: herb & garlic butter, blue cheese or green pepper   23.5€
  • Catch of the day, fish fillet, creamy risotto with mascarpone and lemon   22.5€
  • Grantortelli with basilic & Parmesan, almond pesto   19.5€ (V)
  • Local mushroom risotto   18€ (V)

Cheese & desserts (V)

  • Three French cheeses with some walnuts & tossed leaves   11.5€
  • Dome of lemon mousse served on a pure butter biscuit   11.5€
  • French upside down apple pie with whipped cream   11€
  • Gourmet expresso with 4 sweet treats (macaron, cannelé, sorbet et mini brownie)   11€
  • Baba au rhum - a yeast cake in a sugar syrup with a shot of dark rhum   10.5€
  • Crémet d'Anjou - THE local dessert: whipped cream, fromage frais, tropical fruit topping   10€
  • 72% dark chocolate & walnut brownie, scoop of artisanal ice cream   11€

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

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