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Bistrot Les Tontons

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French, Bar, Wine Bar
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1 bis Place Saint Pierre, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 59 59 40
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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
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If you want to have a good time , relax and discover some delicious local wines , this is the place to go - in particular on Saturday late morning to enjoy a glass of " rose d' Anjou " while people watch. The owner is extremely friendly , speaks good English and has a great sense of humor. Have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Cyril P
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you want to have a good time , relax and discover some delicious local wines , this is the place to go - in particular on Saturday late morning to enjoy a glass of " rose d' Anjou " while people watch. The owner is extremely friendly , speaks good English and has a great sense of humor. Have... More 

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Thank Cyril P
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Sir, What a lovely message! Thank you... Hope to see you again for an other glass of rosé ( with moderation... or not!) Thank you again. Bistrot les tontons More 

Oxford
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Visited Tonton on Sat 5th December on our return from Chenonceau. Stopped at Saumur for a bite and we're not disappointed with the choice of restaurant. The service is excellent and I had one of the best if not the best camemberts ever as a starter. Had the stuffed pork sausage for my main which reminded me of haggis and... More 

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Thank johnnymaher
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Sir, Thank you so much for your kind words. Bistrot Les Tontons More 

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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited at recommendation of our hotel, and were very pleased. The welcome was good and Gérald's reception was helpful to make us relaxed. His English is good with his wife's family in England. The galipettes were beautiful, we had a fish and a pork. And the lamb shank was good. I enjoyed the duck. He offered us excellent wines.... More 

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Thank wayzgoose110
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for your lovely message. We are happy to read you haven enjoyed your venue at our Bistrot. Les Tontonts More 

Sacramento, California
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

We had a very memorable meal at Les Tontons. The jovial English owner took us under his wing and helped with our food order. (My husband was dissuaded from ordering andouillette.) When we started to order wine, he said that he would choose wine for us to go with each course. It was a great meal (pork & ratatouille and... More 

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1 Thank mrdduck
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir; Many thanks for your kind words. Gérald from bistrot les tontons More 

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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We'd been to the bistro in 2014 so this was our second visit in June 2015. We were pleased to see the quality of the food and atmosphere are still exceptional. We came during the Anjou Velo weekend and enjoyed sitting outside watching the vintage bikes and some of the costumes the cyclists were sporting. We ordered one charcuterie and... More 

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Thank Charlotte H
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Charlotte, Just one phrase.... Thank you for your message and see you again in September 2016! Regards Gérald from Bistrot Les Tontons More 

Houston, Texas
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131 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

During our recent cycling trip through the Loire valley, we spent one night in Saumur. It was about six days into our journey, so we were looking to find a nice quality meal that was close to accommodations, the Hotel Saint-Pierre. Prior to our departure, we had preliminary plans to dine at one of two different restaurants, while in this... More 

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Thank Brad B
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Sir Many many thanks for your lovely comment. It has been pleasure welcoming you at our bistrot Kind regards Gerald from Bistrot les tontons More 

Örebro Sweden
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

New regim since approx three years. Limited space. Nice owner who speaks perfect English. Food good. Value for money

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Thank Nordholm
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Hallo Sweden! Jeg snakker lidt svensk! Just a little bit.. Thank you so much for your kind word. Bistrot les tontons More 

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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited Saumur the first week of October, we had a few places we had in mind to try and Bistro Tontons was one of them... It certainly didn't disappoint. It is such a lovely place whether you are just stopping for a drink or to try their lovely fresh menu which is brought to your table on a chalk... More 

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2 Thank Matthew S
Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Hello Matthew Thank you fou for your kind words. It has been a pleasure having you at the bistrot, the oyster saturday with my friends, and to do a visit at winery... and for the pint of guiness too! Thank you Gerald More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Whilst travelling through France we stayed for one night in Saumur. Having stayed here before we headed to Saint Pierre square as we had eaten at a restaurant here in the past. On finding it we felt it had changed so decided to have,a look around. Opposite we found this little gem & so glad we did. The owner welcomed... More 

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Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Josie Thank you for your lovely comment. Gerald From Bistrot Les Tontons More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We spent another delightful evening in Les Tontons in Place Saint-Pierre, Saumur. This little bestro in the centre of Saumur is so nice and a lovely little place to eat nice food, drink fabulous wines and just simply soak up the atmosphere. Gérald the owner is a great character and always faithful to his French culture. His knowledge of wine... More 

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Gérald B, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Susan Thank you for your lovely comment. Regards Bistrot Les Tontons More 

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Restaurant Details

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: French, Bar, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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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