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L'Escargot

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30 Rue Mar Leclerc | 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 20 88
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Recently refurbished

Now "modern" decor, but no complaints - the food is as good as ever! Still great value - as evidenced by full dining room with all other diners (Sunday lunch) being locals.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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UK
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Now "modern" decor, but no complaints - the food is as good as ever! Still great value - as evidenced by full dining room with all other diners (Sunday lunch) being locals.

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Thouars, France
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19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Delicious food but the restaurant is so non-cosy - no warmth! No textiles, no table cloth, very strong light from ceiling lightning, furniture very strict etc But the staff is very nice and efficient and the food was very good. Could work well for a company having a meal, but not for a romantic dinner "à deux"!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to eat, a street with more than one good restaurant; one where it is recommended to book before you look.

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Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Our party of friends (6 in total) spent our last night in France in Saumur. The highlight of our visit to the less known Loire Valley town, was capped by the dinner we had at L'Escargot, arguably the finest divert we had during our trip to France. The Escargot was to die for, the Lamb and the Quail main courses... More 

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Bangor Co. Down
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Simple really! Fanny(front of house) and Romuald(Chef) are quite the best husband and wife team we have come across in our french travels. Combine this with the excellence of the cuisine that emanates from the kitchen of M. Hardou and you have the recipe for a truly rewarding dining experience. We now know that you simply do not turn up... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We had a very good meal, here again, however the menu was the same as a year ago, so if you were going regularly you would get very fed up. Each course was extremely good, particularly the rack of lamb. This is still one of the best restaurants in Saumur and is very good value.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was very pleased that we booked this restaurant for our meal on Sunday. The food is absolutely delicious and service was really good. Nice selection of local wines. Best chocolate fondant I ever had. The restaurant is not in the centre but if you do no mind a small walk then there is no problem. Make sure you book... More 

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Saumur, France
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Superbly cooked and presented meals with a good selection of wines makes this restaurant an easy choice. Booking advisable as this restaurant is very popular and very small. The Chef/Patron is not afraid to come and talk to his diners at the end of the evening, and the only downside is when the Chef's wife is not there as she... More 

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Horndean, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We'd planned to eat in a restaurant in rue Saint Nicolas but a gas failure had stopped any restaurant reliant on cooking with gas from serving in that street. We therefore ventured further afield and arrived just before it opened at L'Escargot. The restaurant is not much to look at from the outside but we didn't let that put us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The quality is very high, all dishes are thought to combine excellent flavours. The wine list is up to the standard of the food, with plenty of local wines. Felt a little limited, as the options were all for set menus

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Rue Mar Leclerc | 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 51 20 88

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 38

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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