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“Over Priced and Bland”
Review of Les Menestrels

Les Menestrels
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Ranked #6 of 128 Restaurants in Saumur
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 February 2013

You get an idea about price when they charge 7 euros for a glass of apple juice. The restaurant is beautifully presented and the staff charming but I found the food very expensive (as was the water, the wine and the aperitifs (15 euros for a cognac and tonic). Perhaps the greatest disappointment is the food. It is rather bland despite the exquisite presentation on the plate. I am sorry but I would not wish to go back.

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Thank michael a
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Our first proper meal in Saumur after arriving gave a very good indication of the tastebud pleasures we had ahead of us during the week.
The restaurant behind the hotel, but not exclusive to it was the obvious choice on the first evening as we had never been to the Loire valley.
The restaurant has an understated, relaxed atmosphere typically french yet does not disguise the quality in store for us.
The maitre d' was pleasant, informative and patient. The menu was varied and mouth watering. The wine list is more like a book and we felt confident enough to leave the choices to the waiter to match our food, he did not disappoint.
The food was exquisite, service inobtrusive but attentive. This is a high quality restaurant that is more suited for the discerning customer that is comfortable with the french style dining experience though everyone deserves to taste these culinary delights.
We had a lovely evening.

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Thank Dave_P6680
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

On our last night in France we decided to dine in this restaurant which was adjacent to our hotel “Anne d'Anjou” This hotel I booked from good reviews from Tripadvisor which thankfully turned out to be wonderful. However this restaurant was most disappointing, the food was nothing special and if having 2 courses the cheese board was to be at a special rate and wasn’t! The wine list started at €50 a bottle, so we got a glass each only. Our bill came to €170There was so many other temping restaurants we wanted to try but wrongly decided for the closest to our hotel.

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2  Thank Bob-The-Barbour
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

We had lunch at this place in August and the whole experience was very-very good. We sat at their terrace which surrounded by nice trees.It is located at the back of the Saumur castle.The restaurant was full, but service still was excellent and food was very tasty. 2 of us had 17.5 euro menus and 2 of us had 24.5 euro menus - appetizer/main/dessert - which were very good value in our opinion. The wine which was suggested to us was also very good. Their cucumber gazpacho was unusual and very tasty, other dishes were very well prepared and tasty as well. Recommended.

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Thank Traveler07649
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

From having an aperatif in the garden, to a wonderful meal the whole experience was superb. The restaurant is well run, beautifully appointed. It is expensive, but you feel as if you hve had value for money.

Thank MargaretYvonne
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