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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: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Quick Bites, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Two Great Meals

We visited this lovely wine bar twice - once for a bottle of wine and a platter of charcuterie and cheese, and the next time for a lovely long lunch. Both Gerard and his wife were wonderful hosts, going that extra mile to make sure we enjoyed both our food and the best of their selection of wines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
Lisanne M
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Woking, United Kingdom
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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited this lovely wine bar twice - once for a bottle of wine and a platter of charcuterie and cheese, and the next time for a lovely long lunch. Both Gerard and his wife were wonderful hosts, going that extra mile to make sure we enjoyed both our food and the best of their selection of wines. You can't... More 

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

Dear Madam Thank you so much for your kind words. Kind regards Sarah Jane et Gérald Beaumont More 

Cambs
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Found this place by chance while visiting the local market on Saturday (also well worth a look) its in a great location for people watching and Gerard and his wife are great hosts and despite being extremely busy still had time to chat. When we returned to our campsite we found this place had also been recommended by owners Stu... More 

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

Dear Madam, Sir Thank you so much for such a lovely comment. it is much appreciated. Kind regards Sarah Jane et Gerald Beaumont et toute l'équipe des tontons More 

Duncanville, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My husband & I stopped in here for dinner after a rainy, tiring day with a tour group. Although the (blackboard) menu was all in French, the owner spoke great English, was very engaging, & explained everything to us. We sat inside, which is quite cozy (only about 10 tables--there is also seating outside). The personalized service was great. I... More 

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

Dear Sir & Madam Thank you for your kind and generous words, and we are delighted to read how much you enjoyed your evening at Les Tontons. As and when your travels return you to Saumur, we will look forward to welcoming you once again. Thank you. Kind regards Gérald B More 

Northwich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

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

Hello Hello! Well well well.. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Regarding the "disco fight night" between the 2 restaurants, It was very embarassing but quiet funny I have to admit. Kind regards Gerald More 

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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203 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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 

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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, Pub, 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, Pub, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?