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“Highly recommend. Superb cheerful staff. Excellent wine” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bistrot de la Place
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Ranked #22 of 115 Restaurants in Saumur
Price range: USD 10 - USD 24
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Good food and good wine: here's what you get at the Bistrot de la Place! We serve fresh homemade food that you can choose off the "a la carte" menu or from our set menus. And if you're feeling peckish during the day, we also offer oysters, cured meat and cheese platters. During spring and summer, our outside terrace will allow you to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this small and cute square of Saumur.
Dublin
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Highly recommend. Superb cheerful staff. Excellent wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2011

We ate in this restaurant twice during our 10-day trip to Saumur. Both times were most enjoyable. The menu was varied but not extensive - something for everyone, well cooked, seasoned and very good. The staff were friendly without being obtrusive. We were lucky with the weather and sitting out on a warm night in September in a square with a bottle of wine was one of the highlights of our trip to France. Would eat again here compared to l'Alchimist or les Tontons whose menus are VERY restricted.

  • Visited September 2011
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English first
Penzance, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

Very generous portions and good country cooking. They specialise in wines here.

Visited September 2011
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Thank Sue S
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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Yet another excellent evening”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2011

This restaurant just gets better and better ! We have been many times before, and we're never disappointed. The staff are friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is lively and it is frequented by many locals, which is always a good sign. The wine list is extensive, and the menu changed on a regualr basis to reflect the seasonal availability of food. Its also a winner on a Saturday morning when it seems like the world and his wife descend on the bar for coffee and apero's inbetween shopping at the wonderful market.

Its always best to book a table for a meal to get the best seats.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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233 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Good bistro in the old part of Saumur”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

We ate outside on a lovely July evening, looking out on the Place St. Pierre. We did not go inside, so I cannot comment on the interior atmosphere. The food is what you would expect from a bistro, but it was well prepared and tasty. The wine list is much more extensive than you might expect. Because so many of the wines are local, you can choose an interesting bottle without running up the bill. The service is a bit rushed, but they try to be helpful. The final bill is quite reasonable. Recommendable for decent food, good wine and interesting people watching.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank retired698
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“great place to relax in the evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

Very welcoming place, nice staff and very helpful. My Son and I went to round of the evening and had some wine, pomme frites, and cognac. the rest of the people in the Bistro seemed a nice crowd and the atmosphere was really warm and friendly.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ivornolcoat
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