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Restaurant le Gambetta

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12 rue Gambetta, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 66 66
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very hot during dinner as no air con. Food lovely and wine pairings great but portions too big so by 4th course of tasting menu it became an ordeal! Also some odd things. Over complicated. But a few lovely dishes too. The lobster dish. Amuse bouche also very large with 4 components. Waddled home....

Thank Anna H
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch at Le Gambetta. A very warm welcome as we arrived was followed by a stunning menu. The food was exquisite, beautifully presented and utterly delicious. From the amuse bouche to the dessert we could not fault it - mouthful after mouthful was a feast on the tastebuds ... The service was faultless. Very highly recommended.

1 Thank Coates2014
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

One star Michelin rated restaurant. Everything was great and presented with perfection. The chef made a special meal for my 2 year old daughter and charged us €8 which is so reasonable and they even gave her a free dessert! Amazing service! Price was reasonable. For the tasting course+wine =€130 for 2. In the US, it would've cost you about... More 

Thank Fashion_Jetsetter
Jersey, UK
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Being epicurians, we love to eat, and we always try to get into a starred restaurant. We were lucky to get reservation. The restaurant was empty when we arrived at 7pm, but slowly filled up. The welcome was formal and warm. The setting was similar. Wine list is extensive and, quite rightly, Loire biased.The amuse bouche was beautifully presented and... More 

Thank food_fancier
Stroud, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Well we have now been to rather a lot of starred restaurants on our tour of France! But this tops all of them so far. The food was quite amazing, subtle and bold together. We went a la carte and had the langoustines with pâté de fois gras and the fois gras with crab as starters- mind blowing! Then to... More 

Thank Peter H
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195 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This was our second visit after some years and I would not now go back again... The service was painfully slow and we were pleased not to have chosen more courses or we would never have got out. As with many restaurants trying to be fancier than they are, the keep the wine far from the table making the wine... More 

1 Thank JeffCypress
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We visited this michelin one star restaurant last time we were in Saumur. We had the set menu of Euro 39 which is very fair for the complexity of the cooking and the extra amuse bouches etc. The next menu was about 60 Euros However, I did not particularly enjoy the combinations or presentation For example, the delicious seared mackerel... More 

1 Thank Tradingplaces
Paris, France
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Looks like a local place but preys on tourists' pockbooks with high prices, poor service, bad wines and skimpy plates.

1 Thank TheDinParis
Derby, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

all 7 of us had the tasting menu-a totally amazing experience-we ate things that we would never have chosen ordinarilly-it opened up totally new taste sensations!! Every course was a taste explosion that we absolutely adored! If you want a real treat(not the cheapest-but cheaper than the eqiivelent in England) and a great choice of wines as well-a creative chef... More 

Thank Fiona H
Saumur, France
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Excellent service, lovely food (presentation wonderful), definitely a place for a special occasion meal. Michelin starred and price/quality definitely worth it.

1 Thank LoireVeloGirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$27 - $111
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue Gambetta, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 66 66

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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