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“Very nice meal” 4 of 5 stars
Review of L'Aromate

L'Aromate
Ranked #5 of 119 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Very nice meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

42 Rue Maréchal Leclerc 49000 SAUMUR
Tél. : 02 41 51 31 45 E-mail : laromate@bbox.fr

First Impressions
The restaurant is a small modern chic and stylish place located just a short walk from the center of Saumur. The staff are very welcoming and they spoke good enough English to help my wife and I through the evening. The owner and chef is Laurent Chauvagne who, I was informed , is an outstanding French chef. He was very modest.

The Food & Service
The menu was small, simple but full of tasty surprises. We eat the following;
START - Fois Gras with mushrooms Palma Ham & a cream sauce. Smoked Salmon Salad with a basil dressing and chive crème French.
MAIN – Duck with bean sprouts, thin sliced potatoes & goat’s cheese in filo pastry spring roll with roasted new potatoes and broad beans & broccoli.
Sirloin Steak with seasonal potatoes and broccoli florets and broad beans.
DESERT – Chocolate fondant with strawberries cream & strawberry sorbet. Crème Brule
The service was very good and the waitress was very helpful. The food was very good it was well presented and full of flavour.

Overall
This restaurant was recommended to me whilst I was visiting Saumur and I was not disappointed. It was good traditional and hearty French food full of flavor and the staff were helpful and polite. There was a party here on the night we visited which added to the great atmosphere in the restaurant.

Service- 8/10
The Food- 8/10
Value for Money - 10/10. The meal cost £75.00 for 2 with a ½ bottle of wine

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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London
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149 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Our first visits good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Was closed last year for hols and has obviously realised what they were missing. Well patronised by Brits. Twice visited. David and I chose the 27 euro menu which we thought was much better than the 20 euro one. First we had a bottle of Rigoletto from Domaine de la Paleine. Today we have just visited their cave and purchased 18 bottles to take home. Vins de Saumur.

Anyway we had nice fish dishes at the restaurant and good desserts. Second visit we had a nice bottle of light red wine. I would recommend this restaurant to others, a bit better that L'escargot and L'alchimiste. About 100euros.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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645 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
“Really great food and worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We tried this place on our second night. The lady at our B&B hadn't yet tried it but we found the food and wine very good and the service excellent.

Visited July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“superb food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

we eat at this popular restaurant, make sure you book! The food was of superb quality throughout, inventive, refined and above all delicious. could not fault it.

expensive wine list, we had the same wine in another restaurant for much less

Visited April 2013
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Belfast
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Everything perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

What can I say - great quality and value for money.
We are at the end of a ten day French journey and this meal was one -if not the best.
Can't say better than that......oh yes and service was excellent.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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