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“Simple, unpretentious and delicious french food”

Bistrot Les Tontons
Ranked #11 of 130 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $40
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.
Reviewed July 23, 2014

This lovely little french bistro certainty delivered exactly what we were expecting.

The food was classically french, in terms of the menu and flavours. Simple home cooking.

The service was excellent, the owner is very welcoming and gives a careful explanation (and English translation) of the menu and was happy to put together a vegetarian dish, not on the main menu.

It has a very pleasant atmosphere being located on the main square along with a number of other bars / restaurants. A perfect way to spend a summers evening.

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1  Thank egnorth8
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LoireValleyUncorked, Owner at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Dear Madam, Sir

We are glad to read our bistrot have delivered all your expectation. Le Bistrot les tontons as you have said " provideSimple home cooking.in lovely little french bistro"
Thank you from all the bistrot team.
Kind regards
L'équipe des Tontons

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We ate here on our first night in saumur after reading some hot reviews. It was 14th July so I'm not sure if that had something to do with it, but although the staff were friendly, it was clear that they didn't want to be there. We arrived at 8.30. The tables and chairs were removed around us leaving us the last ones eating. The starters (stuffed mushrooms and snails) were OK and the duck legs for mains were nicely cooked (confit) The wine was good at 15 euros for 50cl. Total bill was around 85 euros.

Thank KP999_9
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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Dear Madam, Sir

Thank you very much for your comment regarding your evening of 14th july at our Bistrot.

I am taking into consideration all comment which could improve our quality service and experience at our bistrot.
I am disapointed you are the 300th reviewers on TA and clearly you were not impressed about your evening. Please let me apologise for that.

I will pass on your comment to staff and assure you this is not the way bistrot les tonton's staff behaved or should have done!

Kind regards

Gerald Beaumont
Proprietor of les tontons

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Reviewed July 18, 2014

As we were staying at the owner's cottage we were confident that dinner at his bistro would be a good experience and it was. We were welcomed with a glass of bubbles as an aperitif and then savoured stuffed mushrooms followed by melt-in-the mouth duck and potatoes baked with a special, secret topping. Although we really had had ample we couldn't resist trying creme brulee in France and sure enough the top needed to be cracked and the custard beneath was divinely silky. We also enjoyed a red wine recommended by our waiter.
We were very well looked after and it was a lovely way to spend a balmy evening sitting in the square in Saumur.

1  Thank margaret7075
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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2014

Dear Margaret

Thank you so much for your positive comment. It has been very much appreciated.

Kind regards
Gérald Beaumont

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great service and food. The owner/manager really made us feel welcome. The menu is typical french food - we had snails which were delicious. Great atmosphere, not to be missed!

1  Thank Newt81_13
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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2014

Dear Madam, Sir;

Thank you very much for your lovely comment.
Yes you are totally right we are an authentic french old bistrot... serving fresh food (limited choices...)
Very please to hear you haveenjoyed your time at our bistrot.
Regards
Gérald Beaumont

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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great reviews for this bistro on Tripadvisor, so pre-booked a table by email for the first night of our three-night stay in the Loire Valley, chateaux-visiting. Very friendly welcome in this small but atmospheric restaurant. Only a limited choice on the menu, as befits a bistro, and our first choice was sold out, but what we did have was totally delicious. The waiter asked what our wine tastes were and recommended one to us, which was delectable, but as we had had pre-dinner drinks, we could only manage to drink half of it. The waiter corked it for us, put it in a bottle bag, attached one of their business cards, carried it to the door, and waved us off. What a lovely gesture!

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Thank Lynda G
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LoireValleyUncorked, Propriétaire at Bistrot Les Tontons, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2014

Dear Madam, Sir,

Thank you very much for your comment.
Bistrot les tontons is a small establishment, where we are trying to welcome as much as we can (25 maximum per service).
It is our priority to have a good friendly and professionel service in a relax bistrot! simple fresh local food is what clients come to us search for!

Thank you once again for your comment

Gérald Beaumont

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