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Le Pot de Lapin

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££ - £££
French, European, Wine Bar
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37 rue Rabelais, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 12 86
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12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Essex, UK
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I arrived, solo, early on a Tuesday evening, and was immediately welcomed and seated. But as I was sat facing away from the chalkboard, had to stand up and move to see it - there is no printed menu. The front of house staff were friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and clearly accustomed to guests with limited french. Subsequent service was good... More 

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Maidstone
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Excellent little restaurant hidden away down side streets just out of town, wonderfully varied and unusual menu , great quality and quantity , and excellent value for money. Luckily got a table by chance on our first visit but were so impressed booked again for the Saturday night, thankfully we did as several people were turned away! Staff were so... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Cycling along the Loire we found this gem of a restaurant. We booked a table and returned later. It is a short walk from town centre but worth the effort. The staff are friendly, chef came out to explain the menu. Our French is basic so menus can be tricky especially because the food is not run-of-the-mill. Tradional but with... More 

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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We've not been here for sometime , but it's as good if not better than before. The choice of menu is excellent . You can choose from Tapas, Starter, Mains and a vert good desert menu. All of our courses were superb as were the wines. We will defiantly be going again very soon. Thoroughly recommended,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Wine Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 13:45
19:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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