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Restaurant le Gambetta

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12 Rue Gambetta, 49400 Saumur, France
02 41 67 66 66
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 131
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
The Perfect Restaurant for a Special Lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
NSDTRontheroad
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Chinon, France
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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176 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chinon, France
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely meal, really loved my first course (foie gras) and the lemon dessert. Wine was good being matched with the meal. In general great service. Atmosphere lacked bit of warmth would be the only slight thing. Overall a wonderful evening - would highly recommend eating here if you are in the area.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a one star restaurant and service shows that. The food was presentated very nice and appetizing, and this was sure a star. BUT the winelist is nothing to boast over. We are in a famous winedistrict and a good wine of Cabarnet France must be at least 8-10 years old when drinking. No such wine on the list.... More 

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Dorset
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We visited this restaurant last night as a treat on our two week holiday. It was wonderful; we ate the cheapest meal but it was beautifully presented and an absolute joy. The staff were attentive but not overpowering. It was so good we are going again next Friday as well. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Sue Dymock and Brian... More 

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Well situated near the centre of Saumur a very pleasant restaurant. The welcome was warm and friendly. The menu is full of imagination, but mostly based on things we've seen/eaten in other top restaurants around the world. They try hard to impress and sometimes it works, but the sometimes the choices could be better. Some may find it over complicated... More 

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Singapore
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Hate to be the odd one out among raving reviews and would have given 2 stars if it wasn't Michelin rated. For a Michelin rated restaurant, this was way off. We are no foodies but we appreciate good food and wine. My partner and I had the menu... Started off well enough with a pre starter of sushi like salmon... More 

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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: 02 41 67 66 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 105
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?