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Bistrot Les Tontons

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1 bis Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 59 59 40
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Quick Bites, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Not to be mistaken for a restaurant! Nor a brasserie! Instead, we are a...
Not to be mistaken for a restaurant! Nor a brasserie! Instead, we are a cosy little bistrot (max. 25 Seats) ! Enjoy authentic bistrot fare freshly prepared on a daily basis, served alongside quality niche wines sourced by Gerald from local producers and across France. Available for private wine tasting events. Small & large group bookings and private hire.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
So good we ate there twice!

One minute away from our hotel, fantastic service and simple but tasty food....what more could you want. We loved the Camembert baked in honey and rosemary, also the duck confit with jacket potaoes. Sitting in the square watching the world go by was great until nearby bars started competing in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

One minute away from our hotel, fantastic service and simple but tasty food....what more could you want. We loved the Camembert baked in honey and rosemary, also the duck confit with jacket potaoes. Sitting in the square watching the world go by was great until nearby bars started competing in volume with their evening musical entertainment....hilarious but Simon Cowell would... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The menu here is short but sweet, and reflects some of the best of traditional cooking. The mushrooms (a Saumur speciality) stuffed with rillettes and black pudding were some of the best things I've ever eaten, and my husband loved the roasted camembert with honey and cumin. The chef has some interesting ideas about flavours, and we are still wondering... More 

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

Dear Madam, Many thanks for your lovely comment regarding our bistrot. You are totally correct, we are a small bistrot, preparing every day fresh dishes, so we do have small menu ( usually between 4 starters, 4 mains, 4 desserts.. and a suggestion du chef and also a set menu for lunch). A traditionnal french bistrot is a place where... More 

Brion(49)
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Not an obvious selection from all the available restaurants but it was a choice that was not regretted. An excellent meal, good wine, served as though it were a family table. The hosts, and owners, were prepared to talk about their business, and life in France, making the meal more personal and enjoyable. I recommend this table for choice

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

Dear Madam,Sir, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. You are correct we are a family Business, little bistrot and provide fresh simple.. but good food! We change our win list every week and make some special offer time to time! Once again thank you! Bistrot les tontons More 

Perth, Australia
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201 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Gerald, the owner and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. We had just visited the castle and were famished, we arrived at the Bistro too late for lunch but were offered plates of cheese, bread & pate to accompany our wine. There is a chalk board inside listing their wines, and we chose a very good bottle of Beaujolais... More 

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

Dear Madam, Dear Sir It has been such a pleasure reading your comment about our bistrot. It makes us proud to read people like you who travel half around the world to stay to Saumur has enjoyed a true experience of a french Bistrot. Thank you for your lovely comment. Gerald from Bistrot Les Tontons More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We went to bistrot les tontons on a friday, unfortunately no luck that day so we made a reservation for saturday. We weren't disappointed! We had lovely dinner, just simple good fresh food of very good quality. Wine pairing was also very well done! Service was very good, we will be back there!

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

Dear Madam, Dear Sir Thank you for your lovely comment. You have describe our bistrot so well! "just simple good fresh food of very good quality. Wine pairing was also very well done! Service was very good" Thank you! Bistrot les Tontons More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had dinner at Les Tontons, it was great, informal and relaxed. Sit outside if the weather is pleasant, it is on a square overlooking the church. The menu was only in French, but the owner translated in English. Go for the goose, it was fantastic with a salad. My husband had the fish stew, he really enjoyed it, nice... More 

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

Dear Madam, Dear sir You have really managed to describe at its best our bistrot! "it was great, informal and relaxed" "nice homey food" "The bistro is popular and they turn you away without a reservation". Thank you so much for your kind words. Gerald from bistrot les Tontons More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The proprietor was very generous with his time, knowledge and humour. He assisted us in choosing local wines which were mostly by the glass and very good. The food was simple and delicious.

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

Dear Madam, Sir Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Regards Bistrot les Tontons More 

London
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

We researched in advance and chose this restaurant for the wine as well as the food and we weren't disappointed. The owner is exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate about his wines and is happy to chat. In fact he recommended a different wine from what we had chosen but only charged us the price of the chosen one. The food is... More 

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

Dear Sir, Madam; What a great pleasure to read your comment. We are please to read you enjoyed your time at our bistrot and appreciate the time you took to share your experience on tripadvisor. Kind regards Bistrot les Tontons More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We have just eaten here two nights in a row after discovering the restaurant last October. The food again was excellent and Gerald the perfect host. His suggestions for wine were very good. We will be back In September.

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

Good morning sir, It has been a real pleasure seeing you again at our bistrot. I was please to show you the new ardoise, and also our different wine suggestion! I am looking forward seeing you in September. A bientôt Gerald Beaumont Bistrot les tontons More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Met up with friends and found this bistro one Tuesday lunchtime. We were seated at about 12.45 and 10 minutes later customers were being turned away. The patron kindly ran through the blackboard menu in English for us and then allowed us time to chose. Three of us went for the baked camembert, which was delicious and the other, stuffed... More 

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

Dear Madame,Sir Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Hope to see you soon. Regards Bistrot les tontons More 

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Additional Information about Bistrot Les Tontons

Address: 1 bis Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
Phone Number: +33 2 41 59 59 40
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
Cuisine: Bar, Brasserie, Bistro, Wine Bar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 bis Place Saint Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 59 59 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 33
  • Cuisine: Bar, Brasserie, Bistro, Wine Bar

Description

Not to be mistaken for a restaurant! Nor a brasserie! Instead, we are a cosy little bistrot (max. 25 Seats) ! Enjoy authentic bistrot fare freshly prepared on a daily basis, served alongside quality niche wines sourced by Gerald from local producers and across France. Available for private wine tasting events. Small & large group bookings and private hire.
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?