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30 Rue Mar Leclerc, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 20 88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reservations are needed. We went for dinner on a Sunday evening when in Saumur. For starters, we ordered the escargot and foie gras. Both were excellent. For mains, we had the beef and veal kidneys. Again, both were excellent. Outside terrace at back of restaurant is lovely and quiet.

Thank ChrisSeattle_wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant has had a simple makeover since our last visit and is pleasing and relaxing. Front of house staff very friendly and welcoming. You are not rushed as there is only one long sitting. The food though simply presented was, as expected, absolutely delicious on both visits. The chef's wife recognised us from previous visit 2 years ago. They... More 

Thank Otleylad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best value for money, I've had in a long while. Veal kidneys and pain perdu in specific were ansolutely amazing. We went with baby and that also worked well.

Thank Risto K
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was fresh and delicious! Make sure to order the escargot! And call to make a reservation. Restaurant is small and they are always busy! Tres bien! :)

Thank Fashion_Jetsetter
Greater Sydney, Australia
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

One of three restaurants we booked for dinners during our three nights in Saumur, this one was probably the best, although the other two were also very good. Quality food, well presented, with excellent service.

Thank 60Cam
Jersey, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This probably our favourite place to eat in Saumur . It is only small and family run but the food is superb especially the snails . The staff are delightful and it is very popular with the locals , which is a good sign . Search it out !!!

Thank Harry V
Jersey, UK
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

We had 2 meals in Saumur. Our first at the Michelin starred Le Gambetta, and here the following evening. The styles were both different, the presentation is exceptional at Le Gambetta, but the flavours of L'Escargot were better, and at half the price. If we had the choice again, I would eat at L'escargot. But Le Gambetta for the theatre... More 

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Parnay, France
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had a lovely lunch at this fantastic little restaurant. There is a 30€ three course menu or a 20€ menu du jour, (17€ for two courses). We chose from the menu du jour and it was delicious. Along with the menu we had a glass of Crement du Loire to start with amuse bouche, a 50cl bottle of excellent... More 

Thank Gavin C
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We were being brought by our friends who live in Saumur. We took a menu of euro30. Excellent value for money. I had beef with potato. The meat just melted in my mouth with it's exquisite sauce. My husband had Fish, St Pierre and my friend had quail. All dishes are nicely decorated and cooked to their perfection. Can't be... More 

Thank Helen C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We have lived in the Saumur region for nigh on 15 years and we eat out 2 or 3 times a week. So we know our onions! We'd always intended to go to L'Escargot but somehow never got round to it. We finally started using this restaurant a couple of months ago and I just wish we gone there years... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $6
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Rue Mar Leclerc, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 51 20 88

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