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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
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really great experience. The room is lovely giving a great feel to the restaurant and this is matched by outstanding cooking. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and cooked with real imagination. The main course of veal topped with gingerbread was a real surprise and despite my prejudice for overly complex dishes the dish was a highlight of... More 

Thank Tony S
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed atmosphere. Fixed price for two or three courses with good selection on each. Very extensive wine list of both local and other french regions. Food superb and beautifully presented.

Thank Margaret B
Atlanta, GA
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional, creative dining in a most interesting setting. The dining room decor is most creative as or the dishes. Superb wine choices. We ordered the fix menu but with a tough combination of dishes to find a wine for. I was very impressed with the local Saumur Blanc the waiter choose given the dishes. Sits right under the chateau... More 

Thank GAFoodie
Somerset, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Went back a second night after enjoying a wonderful dinner with a large group. Presentations are simply wonderful.

Thank Twin1946
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

First enjoyed this fab restaurant 30 years ago. Same chef still in the kitchen! Superb set menu €36 starter main dessert. Fantastic food. Dish of the day to start moules with celeriac and main was duckling with cherry. Topped off superb citrus dessert. Awesome food great setting under the chateau and very well priced for top top cuisine. Highly recommend.

Thank Minty D
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

After a week at a gite and taking our time returning home, we stopped in Saumur. The hotel stands out but that's another review. The 'attached' restaurant was seen and the hotel booked a table for lunch. This was the first time we've been without our children and we deserve a bit of we time. Boy was the food good!... More 

Thank PeteGwynfryn
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

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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214 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

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
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?