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Bistrot Les Tontons

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$$ - $$$
French, Bar, European, Wine Bar
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1 B Place Saint Pierre, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 59 59 40
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Good food. Located in the main square and easy to find but recommend booking in advance. Not an expensive place to eat and a pleasant place to watch life go by.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Wow, what a great night, food was exceptional, service was superb but the music and atmosphere was second to none, best night ever, the most cool place to visit xx

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Thank Kevin H
Nantes
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We were welcomed warmly in this lovely bistrot, where we had a delicious meal (menu du jour) and a fabulous bottle of wine. Friendly and helpful staff, well worth a visit.

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Thank Dawn H
Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Cute little bistro on the main square. We only had a glass of wine there but was cute. A little pricey compared to other places but still very nice!

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Thank Sophie W
Jersey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

What a gem, a great dining experience with super staff. Lovely food, I had the cassoulet escargot and it was delicious. The main course we chose was duck and it was very tasty. It is well worth visiting. The menu was quite limited which was a shame otherwise we would have gone back the following night.

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

We were really lucky to get a table in this restaurant in Saumur, even mid September. We quickly found out why. The staff were so friendly and helped us with our poor attempts at French. The menu selection was superb and a perfect example of French cuisine. The food itself was excellent and sitting in the square underneath the chateau... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

When you're in a popular tourist destination like Saumur, it's likely that the restaurants with tables on the main square will be out to serve simple and ordinary (sometime, simply bad) food at high prices to unsuspecting tourists, who won't be coming back anyway, so repeat business is not the main objective. Le Bistrot Les TonTons is a bit different.... More 

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Jersey
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255 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

First thing I would is make sure you have a reservation. We were lucky enough good to get a table, but others were not so lucky. The baked Camembert is an ideal starter to share. Steak tartare was very nice as well. Staff are very friendly and will give some good recommendations for wine, which is not overly expensive. More... More 

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Thank nigs_h
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

The service was very good, definitely cater to non-French clientele. But food was authentic and good, the meat and cheese platter starter was very very good, the lamb shank was good maybe a little bit salty for my taste. But the service was friendly and extremely helpful. Definitely would stop by for a meal if we are here again.

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Thank Mark M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Me and my wife had a lovely meal, the setting, service and food is exceptional and I would fully recommend a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $35
Cuisine
French, Bar, European, Wine Bar
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 B Place Saint Pierre, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 59 59 40
Description
Not to be mistaken for a restaurant or a brasserie! Instead, we are a cosy little bistrot (max. 25 seats) ! Enjoy simple bistrot fare freshly prepared on a daily basis, alongside quality niche wines sourced by Gerald from local producers and across France. Available for private wine tasting events. Small & large group bookings and private hire.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?