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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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solana beach
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife reserved this restaurant from the Trip Advisor reviews for our last night after our Discover France Bike Tour of the Loire Valley. The bike trip was great, but this place was definitely our worst dinner in France. Terrible service, mediocre food and way overpriced. They even gave my wife a menu without prices. Do not fall for the... More 

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Merci pour vos remarques aussi sévères, qui nul doute nous ferons avancer, même si le mot "mauvais" ne nous fait... More 

Annapolis, Maryland
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We have been frequenting Le Gambetta in Saumur, France, for ten years. The food and service have never disappointed. This last visit was the best ever.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming every year for he past few years and love the inventive and delicious food. The dishes have a unique and inventive combination of spices and cooking styles such as foie gras with crab with lemon grass, an unlikely combination that just works. Classic French food with Asian influences, John Dory and razor clam with enoki mushrooms and... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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....

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Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Jersey, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$26 - $106
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?