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“Another great Saumur dining experience”

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Ranked #15 of 121 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $39
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Sur l ile d offard ,une petite auberge discrete et raffinee au pied du chateau de la reine de sicile , des menus qui evoluent aux rythmes des saisons ansi qu une belle carte des vins vous seront proposes au coin du feu l hiver ou sur terrasse fleurie l ete .
Oxford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Another great Saumur dining experience”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We ended up dining here by default. It had been near the top of my list of places to try in Saumur but with just a two night stay in the town we kept finding that the places nearer the top of the list did not open on a Wednesday night. During our stroll around the town in the daytime we crossed the river and discovered that La Reine de Sicile would be quite a long walk to do in the evening from our hotel. We dismissed it and went on looking. Eventually because of the shut- on-Wednesday problem we returned to our hotel, phoned to book a table at La Reine de Sicile and decided we would have to take a cab. We were very pleased to have made that decision. Having dined at Alchimiste the previous evening we knew that was going to be a hard act to follow but here was another chef producing super food at the most amazing prices. The restaurant had a lively buzz about it, the service is correct and friendly and when we left I couldn't resist calling through to the chef to say how much we had enjoyed his efforts.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely dining experience”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

We dined here on the recommendation of out French hostess in Saumur, who said that they often eat here when they want to treat themselves.

A small and intimate restaurant which is run by its owners, we had a fabulous meal and good wine. It was the perfect start to a short break in the Loire. I had the 'river fish' which was pike, something I've always wanted to try, and it was beautiful.

Great experience - highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful evening”
Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

We had booked this restaurant in advance - thanks to the reviews on Trip Advisor and had a wonderful meal of the highest standard, you could be in a Michelin starred restaurant for half the price. Our bill was 120 Euros for 3 set menus, a bottle of Sancerre and 3 coffees, absolute bargain. The atmosphere is also excellent, just like eating in someone's private house with a very welcoming open fire and a maximum of 7 tables, we certainly would love to go again and were unable to equal it at other restaurants in Saumur. Do go, it is out if the way but handy for the Mercure and well worth finding.

Visited September 2013
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Herentals, Belgium
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165 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“a so-so experience”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We had diner here due the high ratings on Tripadvisor but have to say it was rather an average experience. We had the three course menu (which is 27 euro per person). Not that expensive offcourse.

Food: As a starter we had Gamba's and foie gras. Both were lovely decorated and tastefull. Our main dish we both had fish which was quite tasteless. As dessert we had cheese and some ice cream. After we left the restaurant, we still were a bit hungry. Not so good if you've spend some hours around the table.

Atmosphere : Lovely. This is rather a romantic spot. Not crowded (around 25 people can sit in the restaurant) , a lot of private space for you and your lover which is pretty nice.

Service: as we are a young couple, we asked the waitress to select a good white wine, something from the Loire valley. We got something (white wine from the valley) but have to say, it wasn't a good suggestion though.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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“Gourmet standard”
Reviewed August 16, 2013

It's a small place on the island, so away from the hustle and bustle..quite near mercure hotel. The while meal is an event with four courses and impeccable quality of food and excellent wine. We went two nights. About 70 euros including wine

Visited August 2013
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