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Les Menestrels

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11 Rue Raspail, Saumur, France
0241677110
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 20
    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 restaurant

We had a dinner for two in this restaurant. We had no reservation and got a table right at the entrance so the atmosphere was not especially good. Make a reservation to get nicer table in the back yard! From time to time the waiter was hard to get. The food was delicious although the portions... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
Maria A
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Oslo, Norway
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  • Romantic
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Hilton Head Islan
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

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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Oslo, Norway
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We had a dinner for two in this restaurant. We had no reservation and got a table right at the entrance so the atmosphere was not especially good. Make a reservation to get nicer table in the back yard! From time to time the waiter was hard to get. The food was delicious although the portions were not particularly big,... More 

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Dorset
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I had high hopes of my visit. Certainly the staff were warm and attentive but the food could be so much better. I agree with the reviewer who observed that it is 'overwrought.' There was a war amongst flavours and textures and the local chicken dish was very disappointing. The wine list was good and a bottle of local white... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Having had an amazing meal here some 15 years ago-I was a little disappointed this time.the food was of a good standard but it was very expensive compared to other equally good restaurants in the town

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were a party of 6, dining fairly early in the evening (7pm). It was a wonderful experience. The menu was imaginative, and the food of exceptionally high quality. The sommelier knew his wine, and was able to make recommendations from the extensive wine list that complimented the food. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable without being intrusive or overbearing. The... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had read a really bad review concerning the restaurant, but were curious, as you always have one or two reviewers with the wrong bias, and we stayed at the hotel attached to the restaurant. We are glad we tried it. We received great service, fair prices and tasty food. We tried their seafood and the lotte (monk fish) and... More 

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London,
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Has pretensions of sophisticated decor; but it is suburban and tacky. Most of the food is not nice and is overwrought. So many different flavours fighting each other and masking what could be simple, tasty ingredients if left alone, as did happen with a delicious piece of duck breast. The maitre d'hotel was insolent, huffing and puffing, raising his eyes... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

we were late in reserving but were given a delightful table. The wine list was interesting and well priced. Entrees were local and well prepared. In spite of heavy rain the atmosphere was cosy and inviting.

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Canberra, Australia
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We spent a lovely couple of hours enjoying great food and superb wine in a lovely French regional town. Over lunch we had the three course entree, main and dessert. All the entrees had the thumbs up with the duck canard and brioche particularly good. My wife's entree of the season, was crab with a cucumber gazpacho and mint ice... More 

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Plettenberg Bay
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Superb location in the heart of the town. Interesting renovation. Attentive, informative waiter. Food was outstanding, beautifully presented, delicate flavors. Every detail attended to. My vote for a star.

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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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