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30 Rue Mar Leclerc | 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 20 88
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Ranked #2 of 87 restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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94% Recommend
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Loudun, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is a must if your looking for somewhere to eat in Saumur, staff were so friendly, the food was AMAZING, i had lamb which was cooked to perfection and hubby had the veal, the starters desert and wines were fabulous, we will be recommending this restaurant to all our friends and the next time we are in Saumur, we... More

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Nykoping, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Excellent food, very professional staff, perfect environment. The restaurant gave us an unforgettable evening.

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San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Tiny place right off main street. Service was great, friendly, and personal. Not at all stuffy. Highlight was the amazing food. One of us had escargot - great, but anything with mushrooms is outrageously good - the Mushroom Risotto starter was to die for. Main dishes were great - we had scallops (small dish but excellent), rack of lamb, and... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Competitively priced menu (25 Euros for three courses) and reasonably priced wine list. Unsurprisingly, snails are a house speciality. But everything else was really good too: creamy risotto, succulent pink lamb and a rich chocolate pot with pistachio ice cream. Friendly and knowledgeable service (taught me how to deal with snails properly and advised well on wine choice). Good ambience-... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

L'Escargot was recommended to us by Thierry and Yolaine at Chateau de Verrieres. We found we were warmly welcomed upon arrival and the service continued to be faultless throughout the evening. Our food was superb and the recommended wines complemented perfectly. The atmosphere was relaxed and all in all, it made for a lovely dining experience. Highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

It is hard to get use to the fact that you have no "elbow room" and people bring their dogs to restaurants. Other than those two things the food was excellent and the service was good.

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The restaurant were friendly and accommodating - although fully booked, they re-arranged tables to make space for our table of 4. Delicious food at sensible prices, where the wine list named-checked the producers which is always a good sign.

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Bangor Co. Down
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This long established restaurant never fails to impress. It is located in a quiet road just outside the city centre, resulting in good parking if travelling by car. Smallish and not in the least pretentious, it is always busy, a good sign, the night we ate, it was full so would always advise pre-booking. At 25 euros our menu consisted... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

As soon as we arrived we felt at home at this charming French restaurant. The night started well with an aperitif of Saumur sparkling with peach liqueur. This was followed by yummy risotto and serves of lamb and duck for le plat. Desserts of soufflé glaces and trio of assorted ice cream were also a good way to end the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Snail decor and very good ones to eat ! The little restaurant was a bit soulless and drab, but the staff very attentive and the food decent. Might have been more fun to eat in the busy centre.

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