We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 B quai du Marechal Foch, 37400, Amboise, France
+33 2 47 57 69 95
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 24: English reviews
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Sunday night out of season in what really is a holiday destination I was lucky enough to stumble on la Salamandre, oddly situated between the two bridges over the Loire. Greeted by the most charming and flirty patron you could ever wish to meet, served with smiles and alacrity. Daily special was a scallop risotto, which arrived absolutely cooked to... More 

Helpful?
Thank davidbL7403OF
Omagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the campsite near this restaurant and were delighted to find it did pizza à emporter! My son and I were invited to sit either inside or outside the restaurant while we waited. The staff were very welcoming and spoke excellent English. The pizzas were also great. Thin, crispy base - just perfect.

Helpful?
Thank Sarah M
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for lunch I had the special cote du porc and my friends had pizzas. Great value and service.

Helpful?
Thank Carol9999
Southampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
186 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The outside of this restaurant doesn’t reflect the level of service and quality of food inside. We had a lovely meal with efficient service. I couldn’t help but think that a large salamander was needed on the exterior of the building as it’s a bit drab. Take-aways available here too – very handy for the campsite.

Helpful?
Thank Dawn on holiday
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We had a very good pizza here. Good wine. Nice staff who were busy but kept on top of things. Very much enjoyed. Will go back

Helpful?
Thank Sara S
Bedworth
Level Contributor
136 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We call in here when we stay at the local camping, Isle D'Or. The menu is straightforward and reasonably priced, the service cheerful (thank you Clement) and the food always good. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Steve0745
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent local restaurant - not pretentious, good food, friendly staff - exactly what it says on the label; and as it was raining the owner drove us back to our hotel rather than us wait for a cab.

Helpful?
Thank colinbj
Lisbon, Portugal
Level Contributor
153 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016 via mobile

I am so glad we happened upon La Salamandre. The food was tasty, the location was convenient, a bit away from the more touristy places near the Châteaux. Our server was wonderful! She brought out markers for the kids (something that has happened once in all our years of living and traveling through Europe and Asia!) She was friendly and... More 

Helpful?
Thank jinx101
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely romantic meal here, great food and good service, I would recommend this little beauty, we ate outside and relaxed as we enjoyed the surroundings.

Helpful?
Thank Missy219
Detroit
Level Contributor
280 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

If you venture onto Ile d'Or in Amboise either for the camp grounds or just a perfect photo of the Royal Chateau, a quick informal pizza salad crepe joint is on the corner turning off the bridge. Food is simple and satisfying. Veronique speaks English quite well.

Helpful?
Thank PointerDetroit

Travellers who viewed La Salamandre also viewed

Amboise, Loire Valley
Amboise, Loire Valley
 
Amboise, Loire Valley
Amboise, Loire Valley
 
Amboise, Loire Valley
Amboise, Loire Valley
 

Been to La Salamandre? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, French, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 B quai du Marechal Foch, 37400, Amboise, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Amboise
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 57 69 95

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Salamandre staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?