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Bistrot Les Tontons

1 bis Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 59 59 40
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Ranked #1 of 91 restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $38
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A typical French bistrot serving seasonal fare freshly prepared on a daily basis. Enjoy quality cuisine and niche wines sourced from local producers and across France - a table reservation is recommended. Please enquire about private hire, small & large group bookings and wine tasting events.
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Colac, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

You must book to ensure a seat at this gem of a restaurant. The owner and staff were just fabulous with a great understanding of their wine and food. We all went for the duck and were not disappointed. I can see why this place is number one on the tripadviser list

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Surrey, UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited the Bistro twice during our holiday, once for lunch and then another time for dinner. On both occasions we were greeted by the very polite and helpful staff who offered advice on the menu and the wine selections. The setting is perfect in the heart of the town, close to the chateau. The terrace overlooking the square is... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for your recent visit at our bistrot and your lovely comment. It is nice to read you have enjoyed your both visit! Hope to see you soon L'équipe des Tontons More

Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Simply wonderful. Warm, welcoming and friendly staff. Traditional, well prepared food in classic french Bistrot style. Fantastic wines from many local eco-producers. If you are interested in the local wine business, don´t hesitate to ask the owner for advice on where to go and who to see.

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Hello Anders! Thank you for your positive comment. "Traditional, well prepared food in classic french Bistrot style. Fantastic wines from many local eco-producers"... You have said it all! Thank you! Gérald Beaumont More

Frederiksberg, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This was our third visit in the last three years, and this bistrot never seizes to amaze. It's honest french food made by honest people - and the wine is a chapter for itself. Ask for the wines from Domaine de la Paleine. It's a busy place so do make a reservation on the email that you find on the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This lovely little french bistro certainty delivered exactly what we were expecting. The food was classically french, in terms of the menu and flavours. Simple home cooking. The service was excellent, the owner is very welcoming and gives a careful explanation (and English translation) of the menu and was happy to put together a vegetarian dish, not on the main... More

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Warwickshire
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ate here on our first night in saumur after reading some hot reviews. It was 14th July so I'm not sure if that had something to do with it, but although the staff were friendly, it was clear that they didn't want to be there. We arrived at 8.30. The tables and chairs were removed around us leaving us... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir Thank you very much for your comment regarding your evening of 14th july at our Bistrot. I am taking into consideration all comment which could improve our quality service and experience at our bistrot. I am disapointed you are the 300th reviewers on TA and clearly you were not impressed about your evening. Please let me apologise... More

Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

As we were staying at the owner's cottage we were confident that dinner at his bistro would be a good experience and it was. We were welcomed with a glass of bubbles as an aperitif and then savoured stuffed mushrooms followed by melt-in-the mouth duck and potatoes baked with a special, secret topping. Although we really had had ample we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great service and food. The owner/manager really made us feel welcome. The menu is typical french food - we had snails which were delicious. Great atmosphere, not to be missed!

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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir; Thank you very much for your lovely comment. Yes you are totally right we are an authentic french old bistrot... serving fresh food (limited choices...) Very please to hear you haveenjoyed your time at our bistrot. Regards Gérald Beaumont More

Fareham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great reviews for this bistro on Tripadvisor, so pre-booked a table by email for the first night of our three-night stay in the Loire Valley, chateaux-visiting. Very friendly welcome in this small but atmospheric restaurant. Only a limited choice on the menu, as befits a bistro, and our first choice was sold out, but what we did have was totally... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you very much for your comment. Bistrot les tontons is a small establishment, where we are trying to welcome as much as we can (25 maximum per service). It is our priority to have a good friendly and professionel service in a relax bistrot! simple fresh local food is what clients come to us search for!... More

aylesbury
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We ate here on a Friday ‘midi’ as part of a visit to the owner’s gite in a nearby village. Do a google search for the words 'Annie's House Saumur' to find the wonderful property listed in Trip Advisor. As is often the case with good French cuisine it is all about having the best ingredients at Bistrot Les Tontons.... More

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Madam Thank you so uch for your lovely comment regarding your experience at Bistrot Les Tontons. Regards Gerald Beaumont More

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