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“Great food and wine but no rabbit!”
Review of Le Pot de Lapin

Le Pot de Lapin
Ranked #5 of 124 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: French traditional cooking. Large range of local wine available with meals and to buy. Restaurant in a quiet street on eastern side of the town. Lovely atmosphere. Medium price.
Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
“Great food and wine but no rabbit!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

First of all the name reflects the name of the owner so the only Lapin you will find is Monsieur

We dropped in for lunch whilst returning from a hike, as Le Pot de Lapin is on the edge of town upstream of the centre ville.

You have to look for it as it is in an ordinary residential street away from the pretty squares which is what appealed to us.

The place was packed with office workers having Friday lunch before the weekend festival so our walking clobber was perhaps a little out of place but we were welcomed into the rustic dining room of about 8 tables and there were six more tables out the front.

Decorations are all to do with wine and the menu is only on a large blackboard with about 8 choices for each of the starters, mains, deserts and wines by the glass, In addition there were about 8 tapas to choose. There were no formules.

A very extensive wine list was the only carte offered.

We ordered veal and lamb and we were very happy to wait about 20 minutes as we knew our meal was being prepared from scratch and the end result was delicious.

We washed it down with a drop of rouge from the vineyard we had hiked past just a hour before and it tasted as good as the vines looked.

The meal was memorable for the finesse that the chef had used to make up our dishes. And the bread came in two types including a very dark nutty one.

So for two beers two wines two plates two coffees and a digestif the damage was €43

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent food, wine and service”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have been here a few times and the food is excellent. It is a spanish style place with a tapas as well as full a la carte menu. The owner/manager speaks excellent english as well which helps. They aslo have a wonderful wine selection and the prices are extremely good for what you get. I would happily take anyone there and know they would enjoy it

  • Visited May 2012
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gorgeous little restaurant”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

Plain and simple, lovely people run the place and near our hotel, Le Patio, on the river Loire.

Visited March 2012
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Atlanta, GA
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect authentic bistro!”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Le Pot de Lapin sits high on the top restaurant list when I visited France. Charming, with character, warm and inviting, and overall food and wine was authentic to the area and delicious. The team does an amazing job representing Saumur!

Visited April 2012
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Parcay Les Pins
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Bistro with a great atmosphere.”
Reviewed September 15, 2011

Our first visit and not our last. We have just spent a very enjoyable evening at Le Pot de Lapin. It was relaxed, friendly and the food was excellent. For such a small restaurant to serve the range of dishes it does, is truly an achievement. Friendly staff and good service. Do not expect haute cuisine, but interesting dishes and good French food. A mix of French, Irish and English clients of all ages.

The list of local Loire wines is truly impressive and we had a very nice Blanc du Bois from Bruno Dubois at St. Cyr en Bourg.

  • Visited September 2011
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