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le carrousel

15, rue du Colonel Michon, 49400 Saumur, France
02.41.51.00.40
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Ranked #3 of 91 restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $35
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Un peu à l'écart du centre ville, une adresse gourmande et chaleureuse
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Tel-Aviv, Israel
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were caught in the rain (a party of four) on a festival day, and it seemed that all of the restaurants on the main/central streets were full. I found this place through Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. Extremely lucky that we showed up before it filled up. We took mostly "menu"s with the different types... More

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Perth, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was not bad, but unfortunately it was not memorable. The entrées of foie gras started well, but the main course was nothing to rave about. We would have been better off with the plat du jour instead of a more expensive menu. The dessert as well was pretty dull. We had far better meals in Brittany. Unless you happen... More

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119 reviews 119 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent dinner, warm welcome, good service. Good value, house wine is excellent, little snacks and a creme brûlée foils gras as bonuses. Snails, lamb, monkfish, smoked fish dishes all delicious. Would go again definitely.

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Hampshire, UK
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49 reviews 49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

On our recent stay in Saumur we returned to Le Carrousel, a restaurant that we'd first visited in October 2012. We were not disappointed and ended up eating there twice during this visit. We experienced the same warm welcome and relaxed atmosphere and the food was every bit as good as we remembered. On neither occasion was the restaurant crowded.... More

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Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We visited le carrousel in mid July. What could we possibly remember? The warm welcoming feeling and an overall lasting impression that this was one of the finest dining experiences we had in our three weeks in France. The hostess attended to us as if we were the only ones in the restaurant. We weren't. The garden space was neat... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Traditional, very friendly restaurant with appended café that caters for the soldiers of the adjacent old cavalary school. What could be more French? Foie Gras Maison au Layon et son Pain Irlandais Crépinette de Pied de Cochon Fait Maison Chocolte fondant with excellent open wines with each dish.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Me and my girlfriend dined at this nice, tiny restaurant after the Anjou Velo Vintage. The place is comfy and the decoration is "welcoming" (though it may be improved). The food, on the contrary, is just great: typical dishes from the local area, reviewed with a modern twist. Tasty and well dressed, every dish comes as a little treasure box... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013 via mobile

Came across this place whilst wandering around Saumur. Typically good French food beautifully presented and vast portions. Great wine too unsurprisingly. Very good service. Would eat here again

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

This is a very friendly place with great value menus 2 mins walk from the main street. it was very busy with locals having lunch and the army having coffee. We were directed to a dining room immediatley when we arrived by very friendly and helpful staff . Be aware that there are various set menus written on black boards... More

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

We are frequent visitors to the area over the last twenty years and I have been to many Saumur restaurants in that time. This one is a new discovery, thank to TripAdvisor. It is very popular with the locals, French army are regulars as they are nearby, and there's a good variety of menus. Be warned, and Madame did pre-warn... More

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