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le fou du roy

2 impasse Sainte Catherine, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 28 45 03
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good46%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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2 impasse Sainte Catherine, 72000, Le Mans, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon Le Fou de Roy after viewing the nearby cathedral. Super friendly host, a warm welcome and a superb 'plat de jour' three course menu. Excellent wine and very good service. Faultless!!

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was a delightful find on a Sunday when pretty much every other restaurant was closed. They offered several all inclusive menus. The food was very good with good sized portions. Nice outdoor patio overlooking the cathedral.

Thank estochick346
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

After looking around the old town we stumbled on this excellent restaurant. The waitress was welcoming and tried to explain the menu in broken English - our broken French didn't help and she then asked the 'patron' to assist and he was brilliant! The lunch...More

Thank BarryRBlytheBridge
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

It was full when we spotted it while walking around the Cathedral and the cobbled streets of Le Mans. But as everything else was closed on Sunday, we had a drink in a local bar and came back for dinner. There is a la carte...More

Thank UkTraveljunky
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This was my last meal in France of a short holiday in which I had covered many miles & it proved a real treat. I had the four course fixed price menu which was reasonable & remarkably good. It was busy, but despite being a...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

What a gem. Great menu, something for everyone but also slightly different from your usual in France. The children all enjoyed it as well, which is a real bonus. Lovely situation and the weather was glorious too. We will definitely return. Only down side is...More

Thank Jonfcf
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotelier but didn't have a booking and it was full. It's popular with locals, always a good sign. So we sat across the quiet square outside a bar and kept an eye for an outside table becoming free...More

Thank le_mans_stig
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Great good experience in a unique beautiful place. the staff is very efficient and above all sooo friendly. thanks to them our special family evening was just unique. Will have dinner again soon in the future :)

Thank Ingrid B
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This restaurant had been recommended to us by our hosts and we were looking forward to something a little special. Unfortunately we were slightly disappointed with some of the dishes. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his starter of egg en cocotte with smoked salmon. It was...More

Thank Mal D
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here on a stopover in Le Mans old town. Food was delicious and 16.5 euros for 2 courses on the menu de jour, cheapest wine about 25 euros a bottle. Pre Brexit would have been great value too...

Thank MattCarter2012
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 impasse Sainte Catherine, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 28 45 03
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