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Les Menestrels

11 Rue Raspail, Saumur, France
0241677110
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Ranked #16 of 89 restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Savannah, GA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lovely restaurant that is part of the Anne d'Anjou hotel. Gourmet, wonderful ambiance, lovely service, the couple that owns the restaurant are chef and sommelier, and so the food and wine pairings are excellent. Very creative menu. Loved everything about this restaurant.

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lawrenceville, NJ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a set 3 course meal while on an Odsseys Unlimited tour (14 diners). High quality food propely prepared and artfully presented in a beautiful venue. The service was excellent. The side dishes (polenta and a puree of pumpkin) were a bit bland and the portion sizes overall were just barely sufficient. Good breads and world class butter.

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Berks
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We found this place by accident at lunchtime and had a fantastic bistro meal for only E18 for 2 courses, delicious cream of asparagus soup followed by sea trout. We couldn't understand why it wasn't full; it's slightly off the beaten track, yet great shady parking nearby for chateau visiting (just by the steps leading up to the panoramic view).... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It is wise to book for this restaurant, which we did. It is really charming tucked away on the rue de Raspial close to the chateau. There has been a lot of attention to detail in the decor and furnishings. The menu at 35.50 euros for an entree, plat and dessert is very reasonable, as you are also given an... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

On the quay side behind a well placed hotel is this fine dining place. The chef is a master at his craft. On a sunny day one can eat on the lawn or on a balcony. The food which comes at French speed, is simply classy which is why I'm forbidden to write anything about it!! I don't eat desserts... More

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Paris, France
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant situated right next to the castle. We had a lovely meal and great wine. The staff were friendly and helpful. We would definately return!

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Adelaide
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed at Anne D'Anjou as part of a cycling tour and so dining at Les Menestrels was part of our package. Therefore we had a 3 course set menu. It was wonderful! From the 3 part Amuse Bouche to the home made sweets at the end, we enjoyed every mouthful! The meals are well balanced and flavoursome. The wine... More

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Decided to stay overnight in Saumur en route back to the ferry. Was a fairly regular diner at Les Menestrels many years ago when we had a house in the area, so was interested to find out if it was as good as we remembered. We were not dissapointed, finding that M. Hosselet was still chef/owner after all these years!... More

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Ashtead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

I read the reviews after we dined at this restaurant and did not recognize the poor reviews as relating to the same place! We found the restaurant by chance on a Saturday night in October. It was not easy to find and was empty when we arrived at 7.30, but zoom filled up. Atmosphere was great with high ceilings and... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I chanced on Les Menestrels, although it is probably already recognised as best in Saumur. We went on a Tuesday evening. It was not crowded but the maitre-d was seating everyone to give a cosy yet discreet atmosphere. Decor is simple with a traditional interior room and a more modern timber and glass extension.The food was really... More

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