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L'instinct Gourmand

14 rue Saint Leonard, 44000 Nantes, France
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Ranked #9 of 742 Restaurants in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $38
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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Maldon, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
25 helpful votes 25 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We chose this restaurant based on tripadvisor ratings. The two of us were not very hungry so ordered starters and a glass of wine. The wine was good but the starters were small portions and nothing special. We were stunned when the bill was 39 euros!! They charged us 15 euros for each small starter! The restaurant is small, clean... More

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