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Les Menestrels

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11 Rue Raspail, Saumur, France
0241677110
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 99
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine Dining and a Veggie menu

we go each visit for a birthday or other occasion. Always for lunch I would not like to pay the evening prices. If you want a huge overstuffed plate of cheap food go elsewhere! Love the atmosphere, quiet and respectful. I love the quirkiness of the plates and decorations all being different and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
WillowHouseSilver
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent a delightful evening on New Year's Eve at this restaurant. The staff were all friendly and the service just right - not too slow, not too hurried. The food was wonderful and the wine excellent. We chose the restaurant's choice of wine - a different glass of wine with each course. Great idea. We have a second property not... More 

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Thank Jenny W
Angers, France
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In the shadow of Saumur Chateau, this is an excellent well designed restaurant with service to match. The food courses were superb and the quality was well pitched to being full but not over stuffed. English was spoken A definitive recommendation for a long French lunch

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Thank Mrcbayes
Alcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we were recommended by our hotel, what can I say, we had the most amazing experience, the staff were friendly and attentive, the food was out of this world, oysters to start could not of been prepared better, the pork was cooked perfectly and the poached Apple superb, my partners meal was equally as good. Highlights were the cheese trolley... More 

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Thank Richardsaun
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Finding good food in France is difficult contrary to popular belief! Here fresh local ingredients are presented in wonderful fine dining style. We always book lunch and have no need to eat until the next day - not because of any large volumes of stodge - but because of the quality of the ingredients used. Imaginative and edible. OH will... More 

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Thank WillowHouseSilver
UK
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122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Very favourably impressed. Located beneath the Chateau on a small street 100m from the River Loire, the restaurant offers refined and elegant dining at a reasonable price (€35 for 3 courses, but 10% off with online booking offer). The dishes were very well flavoured, fresh ingredients, and presented by friendly (English speaking) staff. We shall be happy to return.

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Thank daktari_on_safari
Hoylake, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Loved this place - a soaring vaulted ceiling with lots of glass, tables angled for relative privacy, an engaging waiter and terrific food. We had not made a reservation on a Wednesday evening but were welcomed warmly to the comfortably elegant space where we felt instantly pampered.

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Thank misticana
Bristol, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We returned to Les Menestrels after 20 years and we were as delighted as ever with the ambiance, food and service. We were welcomed and cossetted right from the start. Service was attentive but unobtrusive and, unlike many Michelin star restaurants, not over-formal. Food was appetising, beautifully presented and flavoursome in the classic French style but with a modern twist.... More 

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Thank Victorians63
Cala D'or
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We thought this was one of the best restaurants we visited during our recent holiday in France. The food and service was of a very high quality. However it is priced accordingly

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Thank David B
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

we go each visit for a birthday or other occasion. Always for lunch I would not like to pay the evening prices. If you want a huge overstuffed plate of cheap food go elsewhere! Love the atmosphere, quiet and respectful. I love the quirkiness of the plates and decorations all being different and I love the vegetarian menu and OH... More 

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1 Thank WillowHouseSilver
Hilton Head Islan
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner.. Foie Gras is the best I have had. My husband had the gazpacho which was delicious. We both had a fish entree- perfect and our waiter recommended a Saumur white wine which paired perfect with our meal. Service was excellent.. Would definitely recommend..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Rue Raspail, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: 0241677110

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?