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La Plancha Gourmande

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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93 Grande rue, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 80 74 67
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We chanced upon this small restaurant while strolling around Le Mans old town. It was a chilly Monday evening & few places were open. We were warmly welcomed by the owner. We each had 3 courses & enjoyed our dinner. We both opted for brochettes, I had the chicken & my partner had the prawn. We both had creme brulee... More 

Thank lorna_barford
Alencon, France
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 13, 2016

We reserved a table for four based on the reviews on TripAdvisor but the restaurant definitely did not live up to our expectations. The quality of the food was a bit substandard and the dishes lacked in originality and taste. We each took a different type of "brochette" (skewer) but the accompaniment was the same in each dish (a small... More 

Thank chrissienoodle
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch whilst attending the Le Mans Classic. They even had a table for one outside on the terrace. The restaurant is hidden away in the old town. The service was friendly and the owner insisted on trying out his English, despite me speaking to him in French! Initially his daughter presented me with the wrong dish, but... More 

Thank Sharon G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2016

Not quite up to expectations . - Started well with great service but standard of food not upto scratch and service hurried after main course served - Culminating with one table being removed for another customer !

Thank Chris W
Chichester, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2016

We sat outside and had a very good service from all of the staff. Good value for money and good food. The beef brochette was delicious and tender.

Thank StickandFit
St Petersburg
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 6, 2016

We visited this small restaurant on a very busy Saturday night, suggested by the host of the chateau we were staying. It was full of locals (which is always a good sign), but we felt very welcome still. The service was very friendly and fast. The food, with a focus on grilled meat, was good, although nothing extraordinary. A good... More 

Thank Wanderer250372
Zurich, Switzerland
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2016

Went there for a good luch, it's in the center of the old town, nice ambience. Had as a starter the famous Rillette du Mans, highly recommended and the cocquiles St. Jaques on a spit, which were very very tasty. Price value also very good. Highly recommended, I will be back for sure.

Thank Thankfulness
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and friendly staff. I have the duck skewers and creme brulee. I'm glad I stumbled upon this place!

Thank MagiAndrews
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in LeMans for 2 nights, and missed this restaurant on our first night. We did find it the next day, and called ahead for a reservation. The owner Pierre was very friendly, and went out of his way to help us chose our meal. We originally were going to have just a main course, but due to... More 

Thank Monique O
Paris, France
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96 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

as you enter this restaurant you are welcomed by the owner in a very friendly manner, and this continues until you finish. The specialty of the house is a multitude of skewered food. The beef skewers are served with potato skewers and mushroom-zucchini skewers. You can choose beef, pork, chicken, shrimp and other skewers. Rich salads as well as rillettes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Grande rue, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 80 74 67

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?