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La Musardiere

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29 rue Alsace Lorraine, 17100 Saintes, France
+33 5 46 74 34 87
09:00 - 23:45
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Mon - Tue 10:00 - 19:00
Wed 09:00 - 19:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 23:45
Sat 09:00 - 23:45
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a warm place, full of nice people in Saintes, go to La Musardière. Just for a wee coffee (Gaby the owner is a true talented roaster) or for lunch /dinner, I have found my place in the coffee shop and restaurant. You can even find a book to read while enjoying your expresso!

Thank Jerome G
Brie-sous-chalais, France
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We had a very enjoyable lunch yesterday, the marinated logo was magnificent and so very tasty, I could have eaten it twice! My other half had a very acceptable Caesar Salad and we both enjoyed our puddings. One of their special puds was fresh grilled pineapple slices, completely delicious! Just a couple of beers, one alcohol free completed our very... More 

Thank Caroline B
Hampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I ate the mezze and was pleased with the food, ate well and had some excellent wine. Much frequented by locals for lunch and dinner it is worth a visit.

Thank Nicky B
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Superb Spanish , freshly Made tapas.....friendly service....reasonable prices....we will be regular customers now.A rare treat worth a 40 minute drive.

Thank Jenny S
London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Just had lunch in this restaurant/coffee shop in the beautiful courtyard. Location is fabulous in a historical courtyard. Food was good without being brilliant but service was appallingly bad: no greetings when we arrived, waiter too his break just after we asked for the bill and brought it to us 10 minutes later after smoking his cigarette in sight of... More 

1 Thank Rickidy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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955 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

La Cochonne (which is a plate of Iberian charcuterie) is really excellent as a starter. The Tournedos is also very good. Sadly the Caesar salad that inhale was rather average. The chicken had been cooked a long time ahead and was like shoe leather. The squid was excellent. The melon en fete also good. So... Do eat here but forget... More 

Thank David M
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

After failing to find much on offer in way of French restaurants in centre of Saintes we had dinner in their courtyard. Service efficient and unfussy. Enjoyed prawn and bean tapas but mains were excellent particularly the squid and the huge steak. Very good local picher of red to wash down. Prices very fair. They have life music some nights... More 

Thank Picpoul
West Flanders Province, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Friendly staf, nice location and delicious food. From the outside you wouldn't guess what this establishment hides. Cosy place to enjoy the pleasures of food and drink for a reasonable price!

1 Thank Mett-Serv-Varr
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Last year in July we had dinner here and found it a dissapointing experience. Since we were bound to attend concerts during the Festival of Saintes there were not many restaurants able to meet our time scheduling, hence we tried this place again. Next year this will not happen again. One tip avoid the carpaccio of beef. Very icy and... More 

1 Thank arnoldv52
Reading, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice find. Lovely setting in open courtyard at the rear/side of the building. Service was very friendly and the food was very good. Even better, they serve food all afternoon, when many other places are shut! Highly recommended.

Thank Oriel100

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 23:45
10:00 - 23:45
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 rue Alsace Lorraine, 17100 Saintes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Saintes
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 74 34 87

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