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Relais de la Salamandre

19 Place de la Republique, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 39 84
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good16%
  • Average21%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible39%
2 weeks ago
“Excellent setting…poor food…worst service”
4 Jan 2017
“Decent but basic.”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
19 Place de la Republique, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Salamadre is the typical restaurant where you go driven by your eyes. It was a mistake…and even though the setting is wonderful, food was basic and lacking in taste. But the worst was the horrific and surly service which mede you feel unwelcome all...More

Thank Cocolo47
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stayed in Azay-le-Rideau on our way back from the Pyrenees and were looking for somewhere for dinner. This place looked great, the menu looked good. We didn't order anything particularly complicated but it took over an hour to come! When we got it it...More

Thank SWP479
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having booked into a local hotel for an one night stop-over and not able to get a table at one of the recommended restaurants we decided to eat here as it looked reasonable, wasn't too busy, and looked like it had an interesting history going...More

Thank Lowesmidgard
Reviewed 11 November 2016

From the outside this place looked very appealing, with bright colored umbrellas on a gray cloudy day, so we decided to go for dinner. The decor inside was certainly a surprise: painted pastoral scenes on the walls, along with harnesses and yokes and a stuffed...More

Thank mhmac
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I'm afraid the only positive of this place is its appearance. The waiters were very slow to attend to us throughout, and seemed generally irritated at our presence (despite it being a fairly quiet evening in the restaurant). The food was universally very poor: lamb...More

Thank Ed L
Reviewed 15 October 2016

When the sun is shining and the sun-umbrellas throw a gentle shade, the raised terrace at La Salamander must be the best place to have lunch in Azay le Rideau. Certainly a lot of the locals thought so! Good French bistro classics, washed down with...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely outside area overlooking the city and full of buzz. We started with an excellent steak tartar (shared) but the mussels were so small as to be almost invisible and the sole meunier was overdone. We attracted by a posting of fresh grilled sardines on...More

Thank catecomm
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Lovely looking setting on a warm summer's evening, but ultimately a bit disappointing. The service was slow and inattentive, it took some while for our food to arrive, which it did in various stages. The magnet de canard was rather too chewy, the pizzas were...More

Thank LukeFortinbras
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stumbled across this place and were drawn in by the decor and the menu - the food was simple but delicious, service impeccable and great deserts and cheese.

Thank Ian R
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Relais sits in a prominent position looking down over the street as you enter the parking area in Azay le Rideau. Impressed by the exterior of brightly coloured sun shades and pretty planting we decided to ask for an outside table and try the...More

Thank LPR100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Place de la Republique, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Azay-le-Rideau
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 45 39 84
A good bistrot located on the town main square . Friendly service and good local atmosphere despite being in a very touristy area.
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