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Le Pot de Lapin

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, European, Wine Bar
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37 rue Rabelais, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 12 86
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited 2 years ago, it was good to return. The food is as good as ever and the proprietor is charming and relaxed. A well behaved dog was allowed in! Very popular with locals, a variety of local food on offer and excellent wines by the glass. They are no offering tapas varieties of some of the main meals,... More 

Thank Juridique
Tours, France
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off here for lunch after a prearranged visit to Saumur. A friendly welcome to what is a bustling and popular local restaurant. All the meals (starters, mains and desserts) are on a large chalkboard. We both chose steak and chips, whilst my steak was excellent, my wife wasn't overly impressed with hers, however the chips that accompanied it... More 

1 Thank Libellule37
Perth, Australia
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1,045 reviews
464 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,456 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Le pot de Lapin is a small restaurant situated within easy walking distance from the main town, near the Notre Dame Church and is frequented by many locals which is a good sign. The staff are friendly and speak English which was a great help to us. There is a chalk board menu which changes daily and the wine list... More 

2 Thank lindakthomas
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is one of the best for lovely food at a bargain price. A good but reasonable wine list where you have no need to worry just enjoy. Hard to find but very much worth the effort. Need to book in advance.

Thank Geoff K
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Was recommended by the owner of Le Patio. Great relaxed atmosphere, and the food was sublime. Partner had the steak and I had the fish, both of which were cooked to perfection, along with a glass of local wine to set it off nicely. Was a nice touch to have the chef come out of the kitchen and speak to... More 

1 Thank Adele P
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Having stayed in Saumur for a few days, and being less then overwhelmed by the restaurants available, I noticed Le Pot de Lapin during the day whilst cycling up to Chinon and made the slight trek out of the center in the evening without a reservation. I'm very pleased I did. A cheerful, bustling atmosphere with some really fabulous cooking.... More 

Thank mchumph
Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great food & service from owner/chef/front of house, real character. If matching cutlery is your bag this ain't the place. Proper French cooking & a happy humorous owner. Our best experience in Saumur.

Thank Carole B
Essex, UK
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Following an impromptu pit stop in Saumur on our way back from Bordeaux to Le Touquet, we were recommended this restaurant by our B & B hosts at Le Patio. Having not done any research on Saumur at all, we had no expectations. The meal and service certainly went beyond. Unusual for 4 people to all have a fantastic meal.... More 

Thank Wanderersmelody
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We chose this place because of the many favourable reviews on Trip Advisor. In fact, the meal was by far the worst we have had in 10 days of brilliant meals in France until now. The previous evening we ate at Le Grand Bleu in Saumur which was much much better and less expensive. The wine by the glass at... More 

Thank airbus319
Preston, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

When here on the recommendation of our B&B hosts and loved everything about the place. The menu was typically French and so well cooked and balanced in terms of tastes and flavours. The menu is chalked-up on a blackboard each day and offers a good choice, i think I could have eaten everyone of the starters! The chef/owner comes out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 rue Rabelais, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 12 86
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?