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Bistrot Les Tontons

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Bar, Pub, 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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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Quick Bites, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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
Hidden Gem in Saumur

My girlfriend and I chose this restaurant for its authentic French menu and its relaxed vibe. We ate at a number of different places throughout our stay in the Loire but the quality of the food here was definitely tops. Whilst the menu is simple, it is very well done and nicely executed. You can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Given a warm welcome and delightful owner made a good effort to explain menu in English for us. It was a fine evening and we were given a great table outside in the pretty, bustling square, good Saturday night atmosphere.Waited 40 minutes to get wine list so those who were skipping an aperitif were left a bit thirsty! Restaurant was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I chose this restaurant for its authentic French menu and its relaxed vibe. We ate at a number of different places throughout our stay in the Loire but the quality of the food here was definitely tops. Whilst the menu is simple, it is very well done and nicely executed. You can tell the produce is all... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very authentic French Bistrot in the centre of old picturesque Saumur. We ate extremely well ( I still think of the gorgeous chocolate and lemon puddings with delight), drank some excellent wine and were served by attentive and cheerful waiters. We will certainly book again next time we are in Saumur.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

What a lovely colourful bistro, with red flower baskets, in the main square of Saumur. We tried, on two occasions, to eat here unsuccessfully - because it shuts at lunchtime. Anyway, luckily we were able to make it on the third time. We shared a lovely charcuterie platter and Christian advised us to share a 1/2 litre carafe of Saumur... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited here one rainy Saturday night after reading other reviews. Was disappointed with the menu, not much choice or atmosphere. What we had to eat was OK but nothing to rave about. Local tripe sausage for him and a dish of mixed fresh fish poached in a ratatouille type sauce. Waiter spoke good English and was very friendly and helpful.... More 

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

Bonjour What a shame the philosophy of our bistrot was not grasped and the continual mention of our reduced menu was overlooked, when 'reading other reviews'. Our reduced menu is from our decision to serve only fresh seasonal cuisine, prepared on a daily basis. Clear from your Saumur reviews French cuisine is not a popular choice of yours, so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate several times at this Bistrot whilst staying in Saumur, its simple, no-nonsense menu appealed to our tastes. For a lighter bite we opted for the plate of charcuterie served with some great wines and for dinner we treated ourselves to a 3 course menu. Nicknamed, ‘Our Cantine’, it’s rare to find a venue which serves good food and... More 

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Hadleigh, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Really enjoyed this restaurant, excellent service, with fantastic fresh food. Visited with children who were made very welcome. Definitely make a reservation! Underground car park close to the restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Our return to Saumur had to include a 'revisit' of Les Tontons, and we were pleased we had booked in advance given the number of people turned away! It's not a big establishment, and charmingly, the terrace tables are positioned with thought, so you don't feel crammed in. This was our second visit and won't be our last! It is... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visit Saumur year after year and this remains our favourite place for a spot of lunch, especially on Market Day. Of course there are other places to eat but we always get a great welcome and it is so typically French…..and it doesn’t pretend or try to be anything other than what it is, a great little French Bistrot!... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Les Tontons is a popular bistro at the side of a busy square. When we were there there was a bustling Saturday market with good produce for our evening meal. As we ate lunch It was enjoyable to watch the transformation back to a town square as the market packed away. The staff were very attentive and their suggestions for... 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 - 34
  • 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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