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“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Bellifontain

Le Bellifontain
Ranked #6 of 312 Restaurants in Le Mans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newport, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014

Menu was in both French and English. Fantastic food and not over priced. You are better booking as very popular. Order the coffee as your dessert, you get 5-6 tasters of cakes, delicious. We went twice and would have gone again, but they were closed on Sunday. Service excellent, really lovely people

Visited July 2014
Thank Sheila B
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  • English first
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English first
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Around the corner from our hotel this appeared to be a great place for dinner. Friendly hostess, very good dishes and an extremely reasonable price.

Thank Tonko B
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Brighton UK
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

We were staying quite close to the train station and found this place by accident, everywhere was either closed or full and we were very pleased that the were. The restaurant was full so we were seated right at the back on high bar type stools, not very comfortable, but we were hungry. The food was certainly worth the lack of comfort, the gazpacho, fish risotto, oeufs en cocotte, chocolate pud and strawberry soup were all excellent. With two beers and a bottle of excellent local wine the total bill was 64€, excellent value.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank The_Roaming_Pen
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

I have previously attempted to place an item on Trip Advisor about this restaurant and was disappointed that it couldn't be identified and rated! It might give some indication of our delight in this location if I say that we have spent (in the past six months) four nights in Central Le Mans, and all four of our evening meals have been spent in this wonderful restaurant! This establishment really does set the benchmark for great cuisine at very reasonable cost! Front of house seems to be run by the charming proprietress and a young, knowledgeable and enthusiastic young man. The kitchen is (must be) operated by a genius! The subtlety of flavours of all dishes and the surprises presented on the plate are amazing and we haven't experienced better (and all for three courses priced collectively a 17.50 Euros per person)! If I had no other reason for returning to Le Mans - I would still visit to enjoy this wonderful venue!

  • Visited May 2013
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Chestertown, Maryland
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

This restaurant was a terrifc find, beginning with the wonderful appetizers....escargot and soup, and then the entrees, consisting of perfectly cooked veal with gravy and potato and the fish of the day served with mashed potatoes and a decorative stuffed cucumber on each plate. The presentations were works of art. The desserts were just as delightful...rice pudding with caramel sauce and a lemon tart with fresh cream. Service was impeccable. We were greeted warmly and the staff was very kind in helping us with our communications. We are not so great with the language! The decor wasn't remarkable and the wc was a bit tricky unless you quickly figured out where the light was. However, we weren't there for the ambience. We went on a recommendation for excellent food and The Bellifontaine delivered! Merci beaucoup!

  • Visited March 2013
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