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restaurant la tour

rue de le nouvelle place, 18300 Sancerre, France
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Ranked #1 of 27 restaurants in Sancerre
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $37 - $147
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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93% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to this restaurant on 16 July. Food was ok mostly although to serve up raw kidneys was a no-no. The service though was very poor. Our white wine was taken out of the wine bucket and left on the side so that they could put another table's wine in it, not very polite. The cheese waiter was then very... More

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We have dined at the the Le Tour on three occasions and been disappointed twice which considering the price is a disgrace. Ambience is nice and service is good but the food has been disappointing. I doubt we will ever go again.

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Hampton Hill, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

La Tour is handily situated in the corner of the main square, an old building that has been sympathetically renovated to retain the original features with all the comfort of the new. It's a relaxed environment to enjoy some innovative, high quality cooking which often integrates Asian influences with classic French ingredients. The presentation of the dishes is outstanding as... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Four of us had the menu dégustation with wine pairing for EUR 110.00 per person. The service warmed up as the meal progressed. We asked for local wines. It was a great experience, what you would expect for a one star restaurant. I can't say that the food had regional character, but it was nicely presented, visually attractive, and had... More

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Antwerp
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A restaurant with a Michelin star where you can have a 5 course menu at just 42 €. That's a must-try and we don't regret we went there!!!! Apart from the 5 course menu you some amuse bouches and a starter before the menu. The dishes are inventive, yet well balanced. Nice winelist with all the essential of the Sancerre... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very competent meny. Good service. BUT the winelist is ok, but not more. Difficult to find good matured wine in restaurants! But we had first a Sancerre blanc 2009 from Redde(one of the best producer) and then a pinot noir 2008 from Alphonse Mellot (one of the best pinot noir producer).

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London, England
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Smashing place to eat and at pretty good prices (compared to London and Paris anyway!) - €41 for a 5 course meal, plus your standard amuse bouche. I've eaten in some great restaurants, and am a food fusspot, but this was still one of the best meals I've ever had. Seasonal produce, beautifully cooked (the best pork I've ever had... More

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Sancerre, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

In the sleepy village town of Sancerre, it is very hard to imagine stumbling upon this outstanding dining establishment! If you are seeking the quintessential 'French' dining experience I strongly urge you plan your visit to Sancerre around the limited hours of this restaurant....it will be well worth the planning.....trust me. Such a refined use of local ingredients and flavours... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Our local friend told us to go to La Tour and we are glad we listened. We went for lunch and the food & presentation were outstanding. Definitely recommend to anyone in Sancerre looking for a special meal.

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Sarasota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This restaurant in Sancerre presents a very refined subtle cuisine in a small attractive dining room on the main square of the town. The lunch prix fixe menu is probably among the ten best in France in terms of price/quality. Extraordinary flavor combinations without following the "trendy herd". The wine list is extensive. Open Wines by the glass for 5.50... More

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