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L'Aromate

Certificate of Excellence
French, Bistro
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42 Rue du Marechal leclerc, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 31 45
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 95
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  • 48
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  • 5
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Creative food - pity there is no outside space

The food was great and not expensive, we could take a menu which was a very good deal. I had the Tuna and this was probably the best tuna I ever ate, such beautiful plating too. Starter and dessert were good but more average. Service was great, wine cart was elaborate and affordable for most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
BelJ2013
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Aarschot, Belgium
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Aarschot, Belgium
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food was great and not expensive, we could take a menu which was a very good deal. I had the Tuna and this was probably the best tuna I ever ate, such beautiful plating too. Starter and dessert were good but more average. Service was great, wine cart was elaborate and affordable for most wines. I found it a... More 

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Merci pour vos commentaire élogieux, et nous sommes ravi de vous avoir régalé, nous sommes en perpétuelle recherche de produits... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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95 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This restaurant in Saumur offers French cuisine with an original touch. We chose the menu of 29 euro (entrée-plat-dessert) and we were delighted. This is one of the best experiences we had during our trip in France. You find classic French dishes (magret de canard) but with an original addition (a nem of confit de canard) to your plate, which... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

just had dinner at L'Aromate tonight on the recommendation of our B&B's hosts, hands down the best meal we've had in France so far (5 days now). the food is French, but with an slight Asian twist, which gives the food a very inventive and delightfully surprising explosion of flavours. we had 2 €21 and 1 €29 menus, portions were... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This was recommended by our B&B hosts at the Casanova. Service very good. Presentation and flavour excellent. Great value for money.

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Leicestershire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wednesday evening before a trip to Le Cadre Noir display. Poor choice in Saumur. L'Escargot ferme. L'Alchemist ferme. This restaurant was handy so we checked the menus on the Internet and booked. The restaurant was very hot and the seats very uncomfortable. There is nowhere to sit for a drink. We were only shown the €29 menu whereas the French... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The lady in our hotel recommended L'Aromate and what a treat we had in store for us. The food was without the nicest we have had in France over the last two summers. We had chicken with ginger for our main course and it was delightful. Our desserts (nougat ice-cream for me and chocolate cake for my wife) were superb.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stayed in Saumur for 4 nights and had dinner at this small, but fantastic restaurant, and it was my favorite. The menu is only in French, but the host could speak English well and explained everything. Go for the set 3 course menu, it is great value for money, considering the quality of food. I had my best dessert... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We did not have a reservation, but luckily were seated at a cosy little table! It was possible to see the chefs working in the kitchen. Many beautifully presented dishes kept on rolling out of the kitchen to the diners! We took the set menu at 21€ each. I chose the Terrine de saumon on a bed of leeks for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

We all had the fixed price lunch menu 19€ ,there is also one at 15€. each course was beautifully presented and they all tasted superb . This restaurant in my opinion is one of the best in Saumur. I Recommend that you make a reservation as it gets very busy. Extremely good value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The restaurant was full and by reservation only from what it seems, it was a Wednesday evening so mid-week always a good sign. There were two couples who sadly had to eat elsewhere because of no tables available. This is the 2nd visit to the L'aromate and it did not disappoint, the Gratine a l'oignon was delicious followed by everyone's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Rue du Marechal leclerc, 49400 Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 51 31 45

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Bistro
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
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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