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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
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Not a restaurant. Not a brasserie. But a typical French bistrot where you can enjoy home-cooked fare freshly prepared on a daily basis, alongside quality niche wines sourced from local producers and across France. A table reservation is highly recommended as seating is limited. Please enquire about private hire, small & large group bookings and wine tasting events.
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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

Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Host is a character and the service is excellent. Instead of being ignored for 15 minutes (which happened often in France) we were given our choice of tables and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Food is fresh and tasty and we had a great evening.

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

Bonjour Madame, Bistrot les Tontons is a small Bistrot where we serve 20/25 covers outside or inside per service. We produce decent, daily fresh meal, home cooking food! we do select our wines for each dishes. Our staff will ensure each client is happy with the food, service, ambience. I am glad to say you seem to have enjoyed your... More

Forbes, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Luckily this restaurant was suggested to us and we reserved a table and on arrival were greeted with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Our waiter, Christian, was charming and made us feel very welcome. After a delicious meal (although my husband had the speciality sausage, which he did not enjoy), Christian joined us for a drink and again provided... More

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

Dear Madam, On behalf of Christian and all the bisrot team, I would like to thank you for this positive comment. I am sorry your husband the andouillette ( but at least he has tried!). Thank you so much! Regards Bistrot les tontons More

Haverhill, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had taken other reviewers advice about reserving a table and we are so glad we did. Before our meal we had a chance to have (several) drinks in Place St-Pierre and watch as numerous couples were turned away. When we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and immediately felt at home without any pressure from overbearing staff.... More

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

Dear Sir, Many thanks for your kind words. We are please to read you have enjoyed our bistrot. Many thanks Kind regards Bistrot Les Tontons More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had dinner in Bistrot Tonton last week and we had the most fantastic meal - If you only have one Steak Tartare in your life this is the restaurant to have it in!! and then they recommended a really great wine to go with it. Staff were so knowledgeable about the food and wine, they also great at keeping... More

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

Dear Sir, Thank you very much for your lovely review. Kind regards Gerald Beaumont Bistrot Les Tontons More

Belfast
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We ate at Bistrot Les Tontons about 2 years ago when in the area and it was fabulous, so we thought we would go back for dinner and we were not disappointed. The food was excellent, great advise given as to what wine to drink with our chosen food. The staff were excellent, friendly and professional. We had a lot... More

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

Dear Madam,Sir It is always a pleasure to see "old" customers. Hope to see you again soon. Regards Gérald From les tontons More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Bistrot Les Tontons is a great restaurant in a beautiful town square with other restaurants as well as an indoor market. What made this one special, was the host, 'Christian'. We were just wondering around when he welcomed us, and despite being really busy, made time for us. He allowed us to sample wines until we found the one that... More

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

Dear Sir Many thanks for your kind words. Please be rest assured your compliment regarding Christian will be relayed to him. Kind regards Gerald Beaumont Bistrot Les Tontons More

Sleaford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We had a fab time here as two families with young children. It was very relaxed, food and wine were great and the waiter/owner/manager? Was really good fun and made us feel very welcome - very entertaining! Our waitress was really excellent - friendly and professional. Overall our best night in Saumur in the square with live music and kittens!

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

Dear Madam, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to post a review. We are delighted to learn you enjoyed your evening at our Bistrot. Kind regards Gérald Beaumont Bistrot Les Tontons More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Great Service - Great Food - Great Location Ate here 2 nights in a row - really good service from Christian who recommended our Wine and made sure we were all happy - really welcoming place - good with e children & fab central location

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

Dear Madam, Sir, Many thanks for your lovely comment on tripadvisor and we are so please to read you have enjoyed our bistrot 2 nights in a row. Please note I have advised Christian, ans he asked me to say thank you to you. Kind regards Gérald Beaumont Bistrot Les Tontons More

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I return here year after year and this was the best experience yet, made better perhaps by the the service which was probably quicker. Not that this should stop anybody experiencing St Pierre from the best spot on the square to watch the world go by with simply a coffee, or something a little stronger from a... More

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

Dear Sir Thank you so much for your kind comment very much appreciated. A bientôt Les Tontons More

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