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Le Menestrel

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2 Place Richelieu, 17600 Saujon, France
+33 5 46 06 92 35
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

My wife and I had an excellent Sunday lunch at "Le Menestrel" on our way back from a holiday in the Medoc. We arrived promptly at 1200 (often very necessary for Sunday lunch in some of the popular local restaurants!) and were shown to a lovely shady table on their terrace where we were offered an aperitif and our dog... More 

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Kent
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103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The food here is delicious - the amuse bouches, starter, mains, desserts and sweets all really lovely and its in a nice town and has a pleasant interior and a nice patio seating area too. I have still given four stars because of this but on the evening we visited this time the service just wasn't as good as usual.... More 

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Bergerac, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Dined here recently whilst on a visit to Royan and so pleased we took the time to look slightly out of town for somewhere to eat. Interestingly, there are a number of different set menus on offer at varying prices but all items within them are also priced individually so can be mixed and matched as you choose. Also nice... More 

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Bergerac, France
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741 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

In a smallish village. Comfortable restaurant with nice big tables and lots of space. Lots of interesting food divided amongst a set of menus ...but items from the different menus can be mixed and matched so effectively a choice of 5 starters, 5 mains and maybe 4 or 5 desserts. Meat, fish, game etc all represenred. Food is really well... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

The staff are friendly and Helpful. the menu is Very interesting with excellent local produce and several surprises as amuse courses. i have visited every yerar. it is always a highlight when I visit France.

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

We had a fabulous meal for six people. we were celebrating while on Holiday. The Food and ambience were excellent

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

This restaurant provides really good food in a rather formal environment, although the chef is often on hand to talk you through the menu. The dishes are beautifully presented and provide wonderful flavours. If you're looking for a 'fine dining' experience in this area, you'll be very happy with this resaurant.

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Taken here during tour of this area in a party of 24. Impeccable service, the staff were formally dressed even though it was a very warm evening and they saw to our every need. The food was excellent despite it being a set meal without choice. Pleasant dinning room with outdoor eating area. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Limoges, France
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145 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

We were taken to this restaurant as it was one of the few places that still had a vacancy on French Mothers' Day. So there was a special menu designed for the day, including amuse bouche and refreshing sorbets in-between courses. The restaurant is obviously a cut above with the décor and table settings all discreetly tasteful. The staff were... More 

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boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

We had great hopes when we entered this restaurant. The decor was pleasant, the staff very attentive. The food ranged from quite good to not very good. Unfortunately, some of the things that were not very good were the more important dishes. We found that the special dish of the day with the cepes mushrooms was so salty and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Place Richelieu, 17600 Saujon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Saujon
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 06 92 35

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