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Bistrot Les Tontons

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French, Bistro, 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 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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
Most recent review
Warm welcome and knowledgeable host

Having driven through wind and rain from London we were looking for a warm welcome and a lovely meal - Bistrot Les Tontons provided both in huge measure. The knowledgeable host suggested the local wine which was delicious and we had the daily special - also excellent.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
cookles
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birmingham
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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birmingham
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Having driven through wind and rain from London we were looking for a warm welcome and a lovely meal - Bistrot Les Tontons provided both in huge measure. The knowledgeable host suggested the local wine which was delicious and we had the daily special - also excellent.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

After walking about choosing a restaurant for a while we chose Les Tontons after seeing a chap outside trying to get people into his restaurant. Such a lovely man. Fun banter. I know he hates spiders! He moved us as he saw one near me. Really looked forward to our meal. Only 2 we were having in France. Ordered our... More 

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

Dear Sir, Madam We are dump founded !! Christian, our waiter for the past 3 years, who you met outside, has not, under any circumstance, been required to rustle up business for the bistrot. On the contrary, and as you past comment yourselves, ‘the bistrot was buzzing and everyone was enjoying themselves’! Christian and Bruno, our Chef, recall you both.... More 

Husthwaite
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Called in to have a coffee and use the wifi. Ended up having midi, moral if the day. Excellent, food, service. Great location. Would go back.

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

Dear Madam Thank you for your comment. Kind regards Bistrot les tontons More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Good food, sensible prices, whats not to like? I arrived late, most other restaurants clearly wanted to go home, but I wasn't rushed and was impressed that all the other diners were French and enjoying themselves. Went to my bed well satisfied.

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

Dear Sir We are please to read you have enjoyed your diner at our bistrot. Thank you so much for your comment. Kind regards Gerald from bistrot les tontons More 

Beverly Hills, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

we were so well treated by the owner that we ate here both for lunches and dinners. The small menu was delicious. We were made to feel like family.

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

Dear Sir Many thanks for such a lovely comment. Bistrot les tontons will always be a family bistrot, where home cooked nosh is served with a lovely atmosphere! Thank you once again for your time Bistrot les tontons More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just back in my hotel (St Pierre, perfect combination and only yards apart) from a wonderful evening at le Bistrot Les Tontons. Are you tired of boring chains or restaurants where the owners really don't give a damn? Well I am which is why I love Tontons. First its run by someone who's passionate about food, wine and service and... More 

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

Dear Sir Thank you for taking the time to write a much appreciated comment. Kind regards Gérald Beaumont More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I ate here alone, having visited Saumur on the off chance last minute in order to see the Musee des Blindes. The food was indeed excellent; as others have said it's good hearty fresh cuisine - I had the dish of the day, civet of sanglier, which was superb on a dark cold winters night. However what struck me most... More 

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

Dear Sir, Thank you for your positive comment. I am happy to read you enjoyed your diner with us and like my proposal of different local glasses of wines! Kind regards Gérald Beaumont More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had the veal, hache and a very nice local French meal. The host and owner was very friendly and helpful. I would really recommend this place in Saumur.

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Dordogne
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were tired and jet-lagged but this bistrot a stumble from our hotel was a delight. Not a huge choice but all freshly prepared and served with a smile. Good value too. Don't expect haute cuisine, but well thought out food and wine.

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Horndean, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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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 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, 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
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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