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“A real gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Auberge Saint Pierre

L'Auberge Saint Pierre
6 Place St Pierre, 49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 26 25
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Ranked #69 of 95 Restaurants in Saumur
Price range: $18 - $37
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Portrush, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on 5th September 2013 and weren't disappointed. The staff were immediately on hand to find us a lovely table overlooking the square. Nibbles arrived with a very extensive wine list. We had a saumur champigny while ordering off the menu which was stuffed full of choices. We ordered starters duck and pâté, and crayfish with smoked salmon. These were beautifully presented and very tasty. The mains of boeuf bourgignon and coq au vin we cooked to perfection. The staff were very attentive and pleasant and tolerated our attempts at French.
The atmosphere so good we lingered after the meal, and enjoyed another drink.
I would highly recommend L'auberge to anyone wanting a real dining experience.

Visited September 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Boeuf Bourguignon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had dinner at this restaurant in the busy square below the castle because our first two choices were closed but we weren't disappointed. We had different regional specialities and the boeuf bourguignon was particularly good. We avoided the aperitifs and had a good Loire red instead. We ate quite early and had good fast and friendly service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Tourist trap”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We had dinner there. Although the location is nice on the place St Pierre, it was the typical tourist trap. The bill was 20% higher than in all other places in Saumur where we had the same type of meals. The service is patchy, the food was very average. Avoid and go to Les 2 tontons instead just across the place.

Visited August 2013
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“Its all a facade!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Our friends had raved and raved about this place, so we were dying to try it out. We arrived and had to move as our table was literally swarming with flies. Then fooled into ordering aperitifs at 6 euros a glass as we werent allowed to have the food menu. Or a wine menu.

Nibbles and fizzy arrived, 10mins later the over sized menus were given to us. 6 on a table, we couldn't read the menus without hitting each other. Was quite comical until we couldn't really find much to eat.

There are fixed menus but limited foods & some of the translations for the more adventurous foods were not v clear.

We avoided entrees and went for mains and hopefully desserts. I ordered Coq au vin, partner ordered the pork and others ordered hamburgers and Salmon.

Wine is by the bottle at minimum 18 euros per bottle. No pichets like other restaurants. We ordered Saumur Champingy because we like the musty reds, vielles vignes too - at 26euros a bottle. This was between 5 of us and we had to ask twice for water. Very unusual for Saumur restaurants.

Food was tasty, I loved Coq au Vin. Again, cooked in a Saumur Champingy wine but very anaemic chicken. Chips were nice. More like potato chips though, as opposed to pommes frites as advertised. Two with hamburgers found it disgusting. Couldn't eat it. There was something additional in the burger, we couldn't work out what it was... Pork was tasty. More like gammon but drowned in Honey.

Plates cleared and given dessert menus, we chose and we waited. For 45mins.

I was bored, wineless and still hungry. I asked for the bill & then was told to go inside to pay. Bill came to 150 euros for 4 aperitif, 1 bottle of red and half bottle of white and 6 main courses.

we had a dog with us who is usually a little angel. She sits under the table and sleeps. The owners allow cats to loiter so our little chien spent the whole time looking for the cats and barking at them. My brother (it was his dog) found it very stressful and argued constantly with us, then he didn't eat half the hamburger.

We went to another restaurant for desserts & cafe. 30euros and that included 2 bieres and a large glass of white wine.

Would not recommend.

It ruined our last night.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Colchester, England
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6 restaurant reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good for local specialities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

It is always interesting reading other reviews, and finding that they differ from your experiences!
We thought at first that this was just a chain restaurant likely to be serving typical fast food - but check the menu - very different.
By choosing local specialities we had a different but good meal, and quite reasonably priced. I would recommend looking at the À La carte section and try out something new! The bone marrow was delicious, the mushrooms with snails goos, although quite mean with the snails! Beef carpaccio was as good as ever, and the lamb shanks with ginger disappeared quickly!
It is in a busy square, so don't expect a quiet meal à deux!

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