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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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Subtle decor but with elegant style. The food has everything you can ask for, beautiful presentation, incredible tastes and lives up to the expectation. Great service caps it all. A winner all round. A fantastic regional wine list rounds off the story.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Knysna, South Africa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Subtle decor but with elegant style. The food has everything you can ask for, beautiful presentation, incredible tastes and lives up to the expectation. Great service caps it all. A winner all round. A fantastic regional wine list rounds off the story.

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

We did try the snails in a selection of methods and all were fab but the fish and the deserts could not be faulted either. It's a neat and tidy restaurant where food is the most important factor and is wonderful

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Seattle, Wa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed in Saumur four nights and we ate at L'Escargot twice. Though we were the only non-locals the staff was kind and helped us with the menu. The food is farm to table and the chef takes great pride, coming around to each table to make sure you've enjoyed your meal. Thought the menu is limited we tried much... More 

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Chicago.IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were lucky to get a table without a reservation. If we had stayed in Saumur another night, we would have gone back, me for the foie gras and lamb, my husband for the escargot. You will have a delicious dinner with kind, attentive service.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This husband and wife team have raised their game yet again . Every element of our meal was of the highest standard and the staff are extremely welcoming and professional . It is only a small restaurant so you should try and book . A credit to Saumur and good to see French cuisine living up to its reputation .

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62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
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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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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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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66 helpful votes 66 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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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 16 - 39

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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