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Rue Antoine Cristal, 49730 Turquant, France
+33 2 41 51 22 28
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  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pork cheeks” (3 reviews)
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Rue Antoine Cristal, 49730 Turquant, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot for lunch when travelling through Saumur - friendly service Have English & German language menus as well as French

Thank fclauson
Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner at l'Helianthe. The atmosphere is definitely unique and the place is beautifully designed and decorated. The food was excellent, very well presented, and the service friendly. I strongly recommend this place.

Thank Veronique E
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

We had booked this place for my birthday. The reviews were good and we were looking forward to it. It did not disappoint. Our first course of duck liver was sublime, one of the best starters I have ever eaten. I had the guinea fowl...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Tasty food, quick service, friendly staff. What more can you ask for? Loved the quirky place. The only negative point would be that the seats were not that comfortable. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area

Thank Vanessa P
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

Every course was perfect, good ingredients done well, with a sound wine recommendation. Lovely evening in a unique setting

Thank themaxwelldemon
Reviewed August 6, 2017

An interesting concept of a restaurant in a cave. But then again that's what you get in this area. The decoration was quite well done. The food was okay but really the desserts were excellent. The service was a little harried as there were only...More

Thank sitijean2016
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Our family had lunch here recently after touring Fontevraud Abbey. The staff was very welcoming and menus thankfully also available in English. Everything we chose was delicious. Daughters had the pork cheeks, I had lamb with artichoke and my brother and his wife had fish....More

Thank bpym
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

The language barrier was more of a problem than we have experienced anywhere else in France. This was disappointing given the excellent English online booking service and English on the restaurant's website. Overall the service seemed too "try hard", formal and affected without actually being...More

Thank 49philt
Reviewed May 3, 2017

The restaurant is built partly into a cave, which really adds to the ambience and experience. The menu offered a choice of traditional recipes with a touch of modernity, with a great attention to flavours, presentation, and quality. The service was very efficient.

Thank Pedro C
Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Absolutelly great relation between the price and the quality of the food/dishes. The restaurant is built inside a cave but it is totally clean and organized on the inside. All dishes were very good!

Thank jmsn66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Antoine Cristal, 49730 Turquant, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Turquant
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 51 22 28
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