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Bistrot Les Tontons

Certificate of Excellence
French, Bar, Wine Bar
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1 bis Place Saint Pierre, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 59 59 40
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sunbury upon Thames
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here on a Tuesday. Seated just after 12:15pm, we were out side with great seats for people watching across the Square. My wife and I and our two Sons (7 & 4.5) were very pleasantly greeted by Sarah-Jane who offered to communicate in English or French (She is English, and so are we - we went for... More 

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Kingsclere, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you want to eat out in Saumur in high season book ahead. I got the last free table here at just after 7pm they spent the rest of the evening turning people away. Lovely central terrace position on the square. Small menu but very tasty and they do great looking platters if you're eating as a group. Nice wines... More 

1 Thank Sarah P
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chance find, but we were very pleased to have done so. The restaurant is tiny, so advance booking is essential. The menu is small, but varied and excellent. Good selection of local wines and beers; the waitress was very knowledgeable on these. The service was good and the waitress was really friendly. We would definitely go again if passing through.

2 Thank NorfolkCommonMan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not fine dining, it's just brilliant local rustic food. Very warm welcome, menu explained well, excellent wine recommendations to match your food. Everything we had, local mushrooms, rabbit, duck, lamb was brilliantly cooked and served with matching accompaniments. Good host Everything washed down with good coffee and an Armagnac

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our fourth visit and they didn't let us down. In fact, it seemed as if especially the wine was at an even higher level than the other times: Personal and local wines that dance beautifully with the great bistrot food.

1 Thank Adam R
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's always a lovely experience to visit Bistrot Les Tontons in the heart of Saumur and once again this little gem of a place didn't disappoint. We visited on Bastille evening and the atmosphere was great, the staff were attentive and extremely helpful giving advice on the food and wine if you request it. The menu is good with plenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge amount to say really, I suppose I could round it up in a couple of words..... Bloody Fantastic :-) Amazing Place :-) Great Staff :-) The food on our first night was so good, that we ate there again on the second night, we varied our choice of food and the chef met our needs and was... More 

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Verwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second visit to Saumur and our 3rd visit to Les Tontons which shouldn't be missed. The food is tasty and plentiful and produced using local produce. Gerald (the owner) is a wine professional so allow Gerald and his team to recommend wines to enjoy with your meal. The service is attentive but very relaxed. For atmosphere Saturday lunchtime is... More 

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Thank Marie0507
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here because it was a Monday night and most places were closed. The waitresses were very pleasant but rushed off their feet. The food was distinctly average and the whole experience was more fast food than fine dining. We were rushed in and rushed out but the bill was way more than the food merited.

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Surrey, UK
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Saumur several times and each time we head back to Bistrot Les Tontons. The outdoor terrace has improved since our last visit as a result of the works on the church being finished and Place St Pierre being improved so it feels more open as a result. Everything else was just as good as previous visits -... 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
$8 - $36
French, Bar, Wine Bar
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 bis 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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?