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L'Alchimiste Restaurante

6 Rue De Lorraine, 49400 Saumur, France
02 41 67 65 18
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Ranked #23 of 95 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Saumur, France
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

This is really a tip. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Saumur. So many people miss out on this inexpensive dining experience because they fail to reserve a table in advance. This is a husband and wife team. They can't afford to throw food away and so prepare the food for the reserved covers, lunch or diner. Last... More 

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Our hotel owner recommended this restaurant to us, as one of his and his wife's favourites, but explained that it was not a traditional French restaurant, but very different - and it certainly was! Modern, chic decor, friendly waitress and very nouvelle cuisine, but in a good way. A novel dining experience for us, and one we would definitely repeat.

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Kent
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We ate at L'Alchemiste on recommendation by the owners of our holiday rental.The owners were so friendly and welcoming. L'Achemiste is on the pricey side, but the fixed menu is excellent value. We both chose chicken as our main course as we didn't know what the other dish was (we're not adventurous and our French is GCSE standard), but every... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

This is a smallish restaurant and during our holiday in September 2012, we were disappointed as when we called by on the offchance, the restaurant was fully booked. Returning a year later we didn't make the same mistake again and this time booked a table for a 19:30 start. When we arrived the restaurant was empty and instead of being... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Having spent 3 weeks driving around France ( from Paris to the Cote d'Azur) with my wife, this lovely little restaurant run by a charming husband and wife was without doubt the best dining experience we enjoyed in France. We had hoped to go to Le Pot de Lapin ( do check ahead to avoid disappointment), but it was closed... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We were in retrospect very very lucky to have got a table at this restaurant where the chef is inventive and produced some very high class dishes. My husband had not looked at his watch properly so we arrived outside Alchimiste an hour before they opened, confused that they had not and luckily saw the owner who came out and... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were glad to have booked a table as people were turned back. Extremely good value for quality food: 2x3 course menu with a glas of champagne, bottle of wine and a bottle of mineral water for € 80. Some (4) tables outside on a residential quiet street, but great when it is warm to be outside. Friendly staff and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic - really fresh food and very well presented. Were able to create a delicious vegetarian option too (not always easy in France!).

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London
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Twice visited this hols. Firstly a la carte and enjoyed quite an expensive meal. David and I started off with salmon tartare. My first tartare and it was ok but not sure I will have anything tartare again. We both had a very good prawn risotto. Finished with a trad Anjou cream dessert and David had a kind of rum... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The fixed menu was 22 euros and it was excellent - the chef excelled at making the dishes both look and taste great.

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Additional Information about L'Alchimiste Restaurante

Address: 6 Rue De Lorraine, 49400 Saumur, France
Phone Number: 02 41 67 65 18
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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