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L'instinct Gourmand

14 rue Saint Leonard, 44000 Nantes, France
0240474164
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Ranked #16 of 769 Restaurants in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $37
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: A new restaurant on the Nantes catering scene, with an exciting food based on a strong gastronomical back ground of the chef and a laid-back yet precise and efficient service. Very interesting wine list, affordable for what it is, where big hits meet smaller micro-winery products.The refurbishment of the place has been very well handled, warm and cosy, but stylish.Definitely deserves a stop-over.

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English first
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This restaurant deserves its high ranking in Nantes. Privately run with the manager of the front of house being very helpful, informative and all in excellent English. He explained the menu in detail making choices difficult because it all sounded so good, even though there are only four choices for each course. Food decisions made we were advised on the... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Small and cosy, but what a gem ! The dishes really reflect the chef's care and enthusiasm for his creations, full of wonderful tastes and surprises. A great wine list to complement, altogether it's gourmet dining at a remarkably reasonable price. This place must surely be on the way up, we arrived early on a Tuesday evening and every table... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

We booked this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. It is a small restaurant, and would recommend booking, but packs a great punch. The menu is printed on blackboards and choices change from time to time. We could not fault our starters of langoustines or our main courses of pigeon and lamb. The desserts, chocolate... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We found the restaurant via Tripadvisor and spent a cosy evening there a lovely summer night. We got 7 different dishes and were highly satisfied with the quality, presentation and not least value for money. Particularly the male waiter was very attentive. The only small thing the restaurant could improve is the coffee that was a bit disappointing - it... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were the first guests to be seated here after we read the reviews on TripAdvisor. Were kind of reluctant at first but were warmly welcomed. The food was delicious for a reasonable price and the waiter tried his best to help us with a wine choice in English. All in all a very pleasant evening, would highly recommend!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I really cannot rate this restaurant high enough.Our food was really delicious. Thomas and his staff looked after us royally. They are so helpful, warm and welcoming. We had a truly memorable evening. Do not miss a chance to experience this lovely restaurant. It is certainly amongst the best we have every had.

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Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Excellent restaurant: brilliant, all dishes were success for our party of 6, small and informal, friendly professional service, good location. Warmly recommended!

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Marseille, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Excellent French cuisine. Original and affordable . Friendly service. Definitely worth checking out!!!

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Good choice of reasonably priced wines. Choice of 3 starters, 3 mains and puds and cheese galore. Great meal. Brilliant, friendly service. Good introduction to Nantes. Thanks.

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Friendly greeting on arrival. We went for the chefs menu which consisted of four courses for €35 euro. Each course was exceptional both in presentation and taste. The restaurant is slightly on the outskirts of the town but is well worth a visit. We've been to other restaurants in Nantes with nicer settings but none with better food and service.

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Additional Information about L'instinct Gourmand

Address: 14 rue Saint Leonard, 44000 Nantes, France
Phone Number: 0240474164
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 37
Cuisine: French

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