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“Disappointing” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Salamander

Salamander
Azay-le-Rideau, France
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Cuisines: French
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Lancs
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We remember eating here years ago and really enjoying it.The restaurant looks attractive from the outside with outdoor eating areas.It offers a large choice on the menu as well as various set menus. We chose a 14 euro menu and all opted for chicken and fries.We were all disappointed to be served with a tasteless chicken leg with hardly any meat on.
Perhaps we were just unlucky on the night choosing the wrong menu as the food served to other customers did look more appetising!

Visited June 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Ok for informal quick Pizza”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

As with other reviewers one is left with the feeling it could be so much more.
We decided on a simple light dinner of pizza and local wine and it was perfectly Ok for that.
The surrounding are so lovely and the whole restaurant could do so much more, however the maitre'd seemed to ooze discontent and actually started to turn away customers by 8.30pm we counted at least four groups he refused entry.

We were "encouraged " to get a move on and be away as soon as possible, which we obliged.

Avoid this place however cosmetically attractive it appears.

I hate giving poor reviews but respect fellow travellers and try to help us all get proper value and pleasant experiences.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Trop petit”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We chose a dish of the day which was salmon. It was a very small fillet served with a small amount of rice. We had expected more food for the price. Not great value for money by any means.

Visited August 2013
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Kent UK
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Do not go here I should have looked here first”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

First time on here and should have looked at trip advisor first. I told the patron it was the worst French meal I had ever had. He appeared not to understand but he did. See below for comments I say no more as it was too awful to express here. As is usual in France look for places which are not in it for the fast holiday Euro but have some sense of trying to do a good job and serve good food probably like the one on Rue National which I thought too dull for my trendy teenagers. We went to the local bar in Place des Halles to chat with the friendly owners who served my daughter with food to make up for the small portions of bad food. Salamander I hope you read this someday you should be ashamed!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“What a shame”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The restaurant looked so pretty and welcoming from the outside but once in, the tables and chairs were cheap plastic garden furniture, the gravel hadn't been raked in months, I would think, it was full of old leaves and cigarette ends.
The service was good though and very polite and friendly but the food was completely tasteless and expensive for what was served.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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