Tours enjoys fine dining and good wines at moderate prices. Tourte Tourangelle (pork-filled pastry), potted pork meats called rillettes, as well as rillette de pigeon and rillette de canard are the main specialities, plus fresh fish from the Loire and local goats’ cheeses. The best local wines come from nearby Vouvray and Montlouis.
Charles Barrier is a leading light in the region’s restaurant scene, with top quality seafood, the best local wines and superb desserts. You can find this gem on the Loire’s north bank.
Le Petit Patrimoine
This is one of the best in an Old Quarter street that is home to many inexpensive eating places with classic menus. The restaurant is very small with a pleasant atmosphere.
If an Indian meal takes your fancy, this tandoori restaurant in Vieux Tours is inexpensive and has great food. A warm and welcoming place where you can enjoy your dinner to the soft traditional music played in the background.
Le Roche Le Roy
Le Roche Le Roy is one of the classiest places in town. The restaurant is situated in a handsome 18th-century manor house with pretty gardens. The top chef serves high quality dishes.
La Deuvaliere offers reasonably priced lunch menus. This popular restaurant is situated in an attractive old house. Here you can truly expect good value for money.