Outside Chez Teresa on one of our many sunshiny days!

Outside Chez Teresa on one of our many sunshiny days!

Welcome to Letters and Lunches from the Loire which includes recipes, a glimpse into the day in the life of running Chez Teresa/A Taste d’Angleterre a restaurant/tea room/bed and breakfast and boutique located in Fontevraud l’abbaye in the Loire Valley.

Here at Chez Teresa we offer cooked vegetarian breakfasts, light lunches, afternoon cream teas and by reservation evening meals.  We cook with the freshest of ingredients most of them organic (agricultural biologique) and sourced in the main from our fabulous local fruit and vegetable markets. 


Elegant dining at Chez Teresa

At Chez Teresa we specialise in vegetarian and fish dishes and with a passion for baking you can be sure that we will serve you the best patisserie, scones and breads possible.  Our style is British/French fusion.

Prices range from a three course lunch for 12 euros 50, to an afternoon tea to include sandwiches, scones or patisserie and tea or coffee for 9 euros 80 to a three course evening meal for 17, euros 50 for three courses.  A la carte is also available all day.

We also offer Bed and Breakfast in our delightful en-suite Chambre Flora.  (60 euros a night for 2 persons to include a light, continental breakfast)


Letters and Lunches in the Loire offers regular blog posts, information about places to visit in and around Fontevraud l’abbaye and information on the whole range of products that we offer at Chez Teresa/A Taste d’Angleterre.  Please do not hesitate to email me at dolan.teresa@googlemail.com if you have any specific questions or if you would just like to ‘chat’ about this fabulous region and what is going on here in the Loire.

Additional information is at the Chez Teresa website www.chezteresa.fr and www.chezteresa.com

By the way for all you passionate bakers out there the Chez Teresa Recipe Book: Sweets and Treats is now available from Amazon.


Tea sets and cakes from Chez Teresa, Loire Valley

You can be assured of a very warm welcome at Chez Teresa/A Taste d’Angleterre and we look forward to meeting you.


Teresa & Tony Dolan


Well here we are moi and mon Mari outside our place.  Tony always manages to look sunny and I always manage to look rather sombre…trust me I am a happy!

Recommended on

Geo Guide, The Lonely Planet, The Green Guide to the Loire etc.  We have also been referenced in a number of magazines including France Living and The Sunday Times as a place to visit, eat at and stay.