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“Try even when it looks busy”
Review of Le Grand Bleu

Le Grand Bleu
Ranked #12 of 128 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We'd left it rather late to eat out and it was gone 21:00 when we passed by Le Grand Bleu. It was brightly lit and welcoming looking so we wandered up to look at the menu. We could see that the restaurant was full and while we were looking at the menu, a waiter popped out and asked us if we wanted a table. If so, we'd only have to wait for about 5 minutes. True to his word, within that time a table had been freed up and relaid and we were seated inside what was a very busy restaurant. The staff were very friendly and soon we were tucking in to a large plate of moules marinieres et frites. They were very tasty but we prefer them being served in a saucepan (like at La Bourse) as they then stay warm longer. From what we could see around us this is very much a restaurant specialising in seafood and it is somewhere we'll certainly try again on a future visit to Saumur. The only downside was that the tables were sited quite close together and it was very difficult not to be disturbed by conversation from neighbouring tables.

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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Our experience at this restaurant started well. The entrees were tasty and interesting, quickly served. Things went downhill after that.
The steak main was undercooked. Our duck main was overcooked and dry. Worse still, the veges were sloppy beans and carrots with boring chips.
Desserts were tasty but not really worth the wait; when the restaurant got really busy, the service people struggled to cope.
Disappointed.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to Le Grand Bleu for lunch (we ordered moule frites and a fantastic Le Grand Bleu Salad). The food was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented, the service was great. We would definitely eat there again

Thank Scrat718
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We used to eat here ten years ago, we recently returned to Saumer, and it is better than ever. The food (mainly fish) is excellent, ranging from a very reasonable set of fixed price menus to the most spectacular plateau fruits de mer I've ever had ( including La Coupole); the wine by the glass or pichet is well-priced and very drinkable.
The best new thing though is the decoration, it is now very sophisiticated without being twee. Excellent service even on a busy Friday luchtime.

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Thank beaumont37
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

The owners of Chateau Verrieres booked this restaurant for us as they knew we had not been before. What a good choice it turned out to be. Great reception from friendly staff made sure we had a table we liked and service and food were both simply exemplary. Predominately a fish restaurant, the menu was substantial and had a good choice to satisfy all tastes. We enjoyed the experience so much booked for another night which turned out to be equally good. We ate inside but for good weather dining there is a large outdoor terrace. Very busy on both nights we visited so advise booking. Husband and wife owners were very much in evidence throughout making sure all was well, ably supported by their excellent waiting staff. Highly recommend. We look forward to returning.

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Thank John A
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