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Les Menestrels

11 Rue Raspail, Saumur, France
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Ranked #12 of 92 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

From the moment we entered the restaurant , we were impressed with the decor and service. Attention to detail was excellent. The meal itself was faultless , discreet but attentive service. This place has real style! Definitely will be remembered in our best meals ever.

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This pleasantly laid out restaurant serves the best food we have had so far in Saumur and has a reasonable list of wine focussed on the region. We arrived just after 8 pm and had booked in advance but the one waiter on duty was busy looking after a large table and we stood around for about five minutes. No... More

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Savannah, GA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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
18 reviews 18 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
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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