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La Mere Hamard

2 rue du petit Bercy, 37360 Semblancay, France
+33 2 47 56 62 04
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
19 Dec 2016
“Outstanding restaurant”
1 Nov 2016
“Superb restaurant in the middle of nowhere”
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French, European
2 rue du petit Bercy, 37360 Semblancay, France
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

I was looking for a hotel/restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday and happened upon this in Alistair Sawday's guide. Although it is a fair distance from where we live we know the Loire valley and thought it would make a nice trip. Well we were...More

Thank 63healey
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had just dropped by the Chateau du Plessis and asked a grass-mower by the side of the road for restaurants in the neighborhood. He said we should go to a very good restaurant in Semblançay, a small village in the middle of nowhere, which...More

Thank ploddinghappily
Reviewed 21 September 2016

If it were possible to rate this restaurant any higher I would have done!! Our meal was outstanding and most certainly the best we had tasted during three weeks of travelling in France. The beaufiful crisp white linen and the excellent service throughout set the...More

Thank Susie0709
371012, Propriétaire at La Mere Hamard, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your words which touch us profoundly. We apply to choose the most beautiful products of our beautiful region and to cook them as good as possible to satisfy you. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again, Alice.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

Very good dining experience, from the first amuse bouche to the last of the petits fours. We went for the set menu as part of the Demi pension which was really nice indeed. Really not much more to say. Wine recommendation was good too.

Thank Graham H
371012, Propriétaire at La Mere Hamard, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your message. It will be a pleasure to see you again. Best Regards, Alice Loize.

Reviewed 22 June 2016

Best meal that we have ever had (& we are world travelers in our 50s!). We had the 5 course meal pared with wine and every bite was amazing. Our B&B recommended this place and felt sure next year it would be highly ranked. It...More

Thank elizabethkelk
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Had the most amazing dinner here. The service was attentive and smiley! The menu was explained to us in very good English. All dishes beautifully presented. Very good value for what it was......a great start to our trip in the Loire. Thank you.

Thank sarah d
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We rated this restaurant very highly. The chef is clearly very gifted and the front of house team are professional and charming. The wine list is a tour de force as are the choices of calvados. Both our menu choices exhibited flair and the amuse...More

2  Thank linskitours
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This excellent restaaurant is perfect for those staying in the hotel. The service is freindly and helpful. The wine list is excellent with a wide range of local wines to choose from

Thank Struth2013
Reviewed 3 September 2015

On the early September I spent an evening dining with my wife at this lovely restaurant where you can taste an excellent French food. Ti was proposed by the owner of a Chateau where we stated and we fully trusted her. They propose at really...More

1  Thank Alessandro A
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Ten of us booked late and were very lucky to get in. The service was lovely and the food delicious. I have never seen such a long wine list and the choices were very tasty. The pricing was very reasonable and the quality was excellent....More

1  Thank DaveOver
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est-il normal que cet établissement conserve les avis antérieurs au changement d'exploitants du fonds?
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puisque les nouveaux "propriétaires" sont si prompts à critiquer les anciens, il est de leur responsabilité de prévenir le site que le changement a été opéré surtout si certains trouvent la cuisine "bien supérieure"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 27 - USD 86
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue du petit Bercy, 37360 Semblancay, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Semblancay
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 56 62 04
A few minutes outside Tours, in the Heart of the chateaux of the Loire, La Mère Hamard has made its mark on the village of Semblançay. This house has been here for over a century and has a fascinating history. It is in this place that we suggest you crossing a few hours in our company. We could speak to you for a long time in writing about our passion for all which titillates papillae. But we shall not make him: nothing replaces the experience of the plate and that of the glass, which we hope for it will be for your taste. All our products are home-made from fresh products, selected strictly. We attach a particular choice to the origin of products, which we prefer of season and picking. Best Regards, Alice et Olivier Loize.