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Bistrot Les Tontons

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French, Bar, 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 - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year we have enjoyed visiting Les Tontons twice-once for lunch and dinner. The food is excellent and all of the staff are extremely welcoming. They have a good knowledge of the wines on offer and their recommendations to accompany food are spot on. The bistrot is well placed in the newly refurbished square to eat and drink while watching... More 

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1 Thank Althorn
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky to get a table at 7pm as for good reason it is a busy wee place They like to make sure their customers have a great evening so will only take what they can manage The staff were delightful , the food delicious and the atmosphere in the square great We listened to a fabulous 3 piece... More 

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1 Thank Loisfran
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice dinner, friendly hosts and good atmosphere. Good value for money. The planches are good as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That is very friendly. Good food and perfect service (thanks Ingrid). Recommend to visit. Tartare was very tasty. First visit was full. Order this place before

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Jersey, Channel Islands
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a drink here on the evening before we ate here, and the young lady, Ingrid was so nice and friendly, it persuaded us to book for Sunday night. Lucky we did, as so many people were turned away as we sat outside overlooking the square enjoying very tasty food and lovely wine, at inexpensive prices! Would heartily recommend,... More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We randomly selected Les Tontons from the plethora of restaurants on the Place Saint-Pierre and left delighted. Polite service from waitress who was happy for us to practice our French without rush, before translating for us. 1 mouth full of the entrée made us realise what an excellent decision we had made. Mains where just as special with perfectly cooked... More 

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Shepperton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 

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Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $37
Cuisine
French, Bar, Wine Bar
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 1:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?