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Les Menestrels

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11 rue Raspail, 49400, Saumur, France
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is behind the Anne d'Anjou hotel in Saumur and almost directly under the chateau. It is very French (food and language spoken, staff do not really speak English) and just the place for lovely food in an elegant atmosphere. Amuses bouches as a way to start is always fun and the moules starter with a light orange sauce... More 

1 Thank Richard S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of those restaurants which is on the edge of five stars. The food was exceptional and beautiful although the price tag went with that! However, I cannot help feeling that if the reduced the size of cellar and so their overheads they would be able to sell their wine at more sensible prices. BUT the food IS... More 

Thank Polly_B_11
Dublin, Ireland
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212 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here this week. The food was lovely and the wine to accompany the meal (Château de Targé) was excellent too. Although the restaurant was very warm due to the outside temperature of about 30 degrees and the overhead halogen bulb lighting, the ambience was nice and the decor elegant. However, there was an incident regarding... More 

Thank Ronan G
menestrels, Gérant at Les Menestrels, responded to this review
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our experience here. The food was of an excellent standard and well presented. We chose a table on the terrace for this warm evening as it offered a view of the illuminated chateau. The service was also very good with some helpful information given by our friendly waiting staff.

Thank malcolmp409
Guildford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely food, beautifully presented. The staff were pleasant, eager to please and welcoming. The wine list was extensive - rather mind boggling, and wines were expensive with few under €30. There was no 'house wine' available. Not sure if it's wheelchair friendly, as accessible either from our hotel, Anne d'Anjou (lovely), or from the main street entrance, which I believe... More 

Thank ChrissyJ2456
Paris, France
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there for dinner with my parents. The service is really great, the waiters are nice and polite, and quite professional. They offer hors-d'oeuvres beforehand and after desert too. Bread and water is included, with a very neat pot of butter. The presentation of the plates is exemplary, and is in every way comparable to the best restaurants in... More 

Thank DidierFraise
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

My granddaughter and I are vegetarian and the chef was more than accommodating in preparing a delicious 5 course meal. We began with the 3 pots, melon with sine settle, cold mushrooms an a cold maze pot. My granddaughter had the goat cheese raviols, e cells to and I gad the sushi wrapped I cucumber skin. So delicate. The ne... More 

Thank SND139
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Last visited 10 years ago and it is as good as ever. Flavours of food exceptional local wine recommended by maitre de fabulous. Whole experience special for a foodie who has eaten around the world.

1 Thank Peter S
Angles, France
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We booked this restaurant as a late Wedding Anniversary celebration. We'd made contact in advance to ensure that as a vegan and vegetarian we'd both be catered for. The emails were very reassuring that everything is freshly prepared so could easily be adapted. On arrival we were shown to a quiet table which was perfect for our elderly border collie... More 

1 Thank Cheryl R
Jersey, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

A superb family run restaurant . Cuisine of the highest standard and beautifully appointed dining room . A very short walk from the town centre .This was about our fifth visit and won't be our last .

1 Thank Harry V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 rue Raspail, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: 0241677110

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