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Restaurant le Gambetta

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12 Rue Gambetta, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 66 66
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff

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  • 149
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very modern food with a strong Asian twist

If you are looking for a classical French one-star restaurant, this is not the place to go. You really have to be prepared for exotic combinations and concentrate on each plate, e.g. the smoked-themed starter with foie gras, smoked makrel, tofu, tomato and a fried/smoked fish ball. Not everything... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
dkbe
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Walldorf, Germany
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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198 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Walldorf, Germany
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294 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

If you are looking for a classical French one-star restaurant, this is not the place to go. You really have to be prepared for exotic combinations and concentrate on each plate, e.g. the smoked-themed starter with foie gras, smoked makrel, tofu, tomato and a fried/smoked fish ball. Not everything is perfect, and of course it is not a cheap place.... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fantastic food - beautifully presented. Everything was a taste sensation. Thinking of changing our hotel booking so we can go again.

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new york
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Superb food, very inventive. There were four of us and we all thought it was superb. Prices are less than other Michelin starred restaurants.

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Cambridge
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Amazing Michelin star food! It's a must for anyone visiting Saumur. We enjoyed a tasting menu and we're delighted with the cost of such a gourmet experience

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Saumur, France
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A really outstanding restaurant. The lunchtime 'Panier du chef' menu is the best value we've ever found anywhere - the chance to enjoy superb cooking from a Michelin-starred chef without breaking the bank, or feeling intimidated. If you are in the Saumur region, this is an opportunity to be grabbed with both hands!

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Chinon, France
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We came to Le Gambetta to celebrate a friend's birthday and at lunch time it is fantastic value for money. The dining room is modern and airy, which makes a nice change from some of the more old-fashioned gourmet restaurants. Service was perfect, from the welcome with a smile until the farewell by the chef himself. The waiters were efficient,... More 

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Clitheroe
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We were beginning to think French food was becoming very average after eating in quite a few 'rated' restaurants on our road trip, only to have our faith restored at Le Gambetta. Everything we were served on the taster menu was beautifully presented and a delight to eat. Equally comparable to anywhere we have dined before. Very knowledgeable and friendly... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I visited the restaurant with my son and daughter and my 6 year old granddaughter on Sunday 31st August.The staff are magnificent,the restaurant delightful and the food sublime.The three adults enjoyed the tasting menu - la curiosite - whilst they were happy to prepare a simple pasta dish for my granddaughter.I can honestly say that my children and myself considered... More 

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Michigan
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at Le Gambetta. All the food was good, with some courses being particularly outstanding. The service was warm and attentive and the sommelier wonderful.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were here in July during our stay in Saumur. When we booked we didn't even realise that it had a Michelin star! We were simply tempted by the menu in the window. The week before we travelled to France we had eaten at Ramsey's Royal Hospital Road and I can honestly say that from a pure food perspective I... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant le Gambetta

Address: 12 Rue Gambetta, 49400 Saumur, France
Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 66 66
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 27 - 110
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Rue Gambetta, 49400 Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 66 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 110
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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