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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 #2 of 92 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $36
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

A year ago on our previous visit to Saumur to our great disappointment Bistro Les Tontons was closed due to problems with its electrics. We were, therefore delighted that this September it was open. To eat here, book or else turn up early. We arrived five minutes after evening opening and succeeded in getting a seat. Everyone after us, and... More

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United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

On a chilly evening in October, the restaurant was quite empty, and we were one of just two tables being served that evening. However, the quality of the food and wine more than made up for the lack of atmosphere. Our starter of snails was extremely good, as was the main course of confit of duck. The chef also came... More

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

First time to the Loire Valley, Saumur is delightful and Les Tontons is unforgettable very helpful and friendly staff all dishes beautifully cooked , local seasonable produce used. Great atmosphere went back twice lunch and dinner. Needless to say wines excellent.

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L0ireValleyUnc0rked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam,Sir Thank you so much for your lovely comment. kind regards Bistrot Les Tontons More

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great food, delightful service and interesting conversations with the owner. The restaurant is very popular so you will probably need to book or turn up early but then you are served by some excellent staff and we were told that we could stay at the table all evening even when we had finished dining.

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L0ireValleyUnc0rked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Peter On behalf of our team, I would like to thank you for taking time in writing such positive comment on your experience at our bistrot. regards Bistrot les Tontons More

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Again TripAdvisor has come up trumps. This bistro is small, friendly, full of atmosphere and delightfully unpretentious. The small menu offers a wide choice of fresh local dishes, all beautifully cooked. The wines are exceptional and provide the opportunity to try local wines that you won't find in the shops. The wine 'list' is a row of bottles on the... More

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L0ireValleyUnc0rked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam,Sir Just a big THANK you for your kind words regarding our bistrot. We are glad to know you have enjoyed your evening. A bientôt Gerald Beaumont More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

After five years visiting the Loire Valley, Bistrot LesTontons in the heart of Saumur remains our favourite place to go for the best French food and local wine in the area. Tontons has a charming atmosphere of locals and tourists like us who can practice our mangled French but relax in the knowledge that the charismatic host will happily chat... More

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

Dear Susan We could not have asked for a better compliment. It is always a great pleasure to see you and we look forward seeing you in 2015. Regards Gérald Bistrot les tontons More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to this Bistro. With two vegetarians in our party of four the efforts of the chef in providing an appropriate meal were very much appreciated. There are only 20 covers at this Bistro which takes very justifiable pride in offering freshly prepared food and so, making a reservation is essential but more than worth the... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your lovely comment. For vegetarian people, we do try to fit their demand on the moment. As we produce limited meals ( you are correct we do have only 20 seats inside), we will always try to found something! Regards Gerald Beaumont More

Northamptonshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The details of the menu were very well explained by our waitress. We decided to have a different starter each so we could share the flavours. I had the Camembert that had cumin and honey in the centre. It was warm, tasty and melted in your mouth. The crusty fresh bread complimented it very well. My husband had a trio... More

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

Dear Madame, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our bistrot and we look forward to seeing again upon your return to Saumur Regards Bistrot les Tontons More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I wish there was a bistro to match Les Tontons in our local town. It makes eating out the pleasure it should be. Attentive yet relaxed service, superb fresh food and amazing wines that we would not have tasted were it not for the careful guidance of our host. We arrived early when invited there by friends and were immediately... More

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

Dear Sir Many thanks for your lovely comment. Regards Bistrot les tontons More

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We visited the bistrot for lunch and were so glad we had booked a table (of which we had a choice) as again a number of people were turned away during the service. We were superbly attended to by both Christian and Gabby with complimentary sparkling wine on arrival, a personal description and recommendation on the menu as well as... More

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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. We are trying to fit all requirements for our clients with simple home cooked cuisine. A bientôt Gerald Beaumont 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 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 36
Cuisine: French, Bistro, Wine Bar

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