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“First visit but not the last”

Bistrot Les Tontons
Ranked #7 of 124 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $38
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Not to be mistaken for a restaurant or a brasserie! Instead, we are a cosy little bistrot (max. 25 seats) ! Enjoy simple bistrot fare freshly prepared on a daily basis, alongside quality niche wines sourced by Gerald from local producers and across France. Available for private wine tasting events. Small & large group bookings and private hire.
Durtal, France
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“First visit but not the last”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We live about 40 minutes drive from Saumur and decided to take advantage of a beautiful sunny day to do a bit of sight-seeing. We booked a table at Les Tontons before leaving and we were glad we had done so as we didn't realize it was so small. We had the menu du marché - really delicious, especially as I was able to have a stuffed mushroom starter as an alternative to the brawn. Very reasonably priced. We shall certainly go again.

  • Visited February 2013
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LoireValleyUncorked, Manager at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Desr Madam,Sir,

Many thanks for your lovely comment regarding your lunch in our bistrot les Tontons. As you are a close neighbour, I will say à bientôt!
Gerald Beaumont
bistrot les Tontons
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18 reviews
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“Just go!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

This is how you imagine a local french bistro to be. Small menu.. Every dish a winner.. Looked after by the owner.. Great atmosphere.. Selection of fantastic local wines to accompany.. Fantastic value for money especially for us Australians who would pay 2 or 3 times the cost for something similar

We went here for our last night in Saumur and can't recommend it highly enough. Just go!

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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear Madam;Sir

It has been a great pleasure having you in our bistrot. I am glad you have enjoyed your meal. Regards Gérald Beaumont
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful experience.”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Very belatedly we want to say that when we visited Les Tontons again in May 2012 (we'd been twice during our visit to France in July 2011) we were not disappointed. Our friends who have lived in France for 8 years also thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Gerald and his staff are fantastic, the food is always delicious and Gerald's suggestions for accompanying wine are superb. A real 'not to be missed' bistrot if you're in Saumur. We hope to see you again in 2013!

  • Visited May 2012
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Chicago, IL
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Great little bistro!”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We had a three course lunch here while visiting in November. The pre-fixe menu was very affordable. The cassoulet was great! Wine selection was very good, and Gerald, the owner has a wealth of knowledge about wine! Stop in for some food, or just a great. It is a great bistro!

  • Visited November 2012
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Saumur
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9 reviews
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“Best Lil Bistro in town!”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Nothing to add except to say that anyone who misses out on this little gem will only have themselves to blame. The owner is knowledgeable about his produce, his wines and the area. The staff are friendly and the location is superb! We'll be back!

Visited December 2012
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