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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 95 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $35
Hours:
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 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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Guernsey, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Hampshire, UK
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Sir, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Regarding the opening hours, we do open at 18.00pm, but usually start to serve diner at 19.00pm. Sometimes, if the chef is ready we can serve you earlier. Again thank you for this positive comment. Regards Bistrot les tontons More 

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
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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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  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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 35
Cuisine: French, Bistro, Wine Bar

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