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L'instinct Gourmand

14 rue Saint Leonard, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 47 41 64
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 rue Saint Leonard, 44000, Nantes, France
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Reviewed 26 April 2017

Attached to the restaurant's name L'Instinct Gourmand is the phrase "Sans Etiquette". What the restaurant is saying is that it is not bound by rules, or convention, in the exploration of food tastes/combinations. I had mustard ice cream, surprisingly tasty! Get the picture? I've never...More

1  Thank jacquesto
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Tiny restaurant, not many seats, good staff and warm atmosphere. Excellent dining experience, with accurate selection and innovative usage of high-quality mostly local ingrediebts. I went for foie gras as starter, then duck fillet as main coarse, both super. Price 32€ menu (starter, main coarse,...More

1  Thank Alessandro F
Reviewed 8 January 2017

I booked a table for one on Thursday, and was surprised to find the restaurant packed. I had sea bass with risotto, it just melted. I followed this with a bavarois, this was light and fluffy, an absolute delight. Once again the Michelin guide came...More

1  Thank BarksB
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Definitely the best meal we had in Nantes. I was delighted with the quality, pesentation and taste of our 3 course meal (32 euro pp). I had a fantastic quail starter with freshly made ravioli, followed by a superb fish dish and a sublime chocolate...More

1  Thank JoeGleeson90
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We chose this restaurant for our stopover in Nantes based on the Michelin guide recommendation. As others have said, it is easy to find at the end of a pedestrianised street. The staff are extremely welcoming, very friendly indeed. We had booked but had arrived...More

1  Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Such a fantastic restaurant. The staff were friendly and accommodating to the needs of the entire group, with service that was efficient but very relaxed. The cooking is very creative - they are clearly looking to push boundaries and introduce new ideas where they can...More

Thank EtInArcadiaEgo7
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I chose this restaurant from Trip Advisor to meet some friends while we were holidaying in Nantes. It’s quite a small place, right in the town centre and very easy to find. Inside, it’s dark and modern with menus on chalkboards on the wall. The...More

Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Great place to enjoy romantic dinner with your loved one. Would totally recommend it for anyone who want to enjoy some alone time with that special person.

Thank simao82
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal. The langoustine ravioli was particularly delicious. We both had the duck which was fantastic. Breast cooked perfectly. Desserts were equally as good.

Thank Deborah034
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We ate one dinner here because of the previous reviews and because of the proximity of the establishment to our hotel. It's a small restaurant with perhaps 12 tables accommodating about 48 diners. The menu is not complicated, about three appetizers and four main dishes....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
20:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 rue Saint Leonard, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 47 41 64
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A new restaurant on the Nantes catering scene, with an exciting food based on a strong gastronomical back ground of the chef and a laid-back yet precise and efficient service. Very interesting wine list, affordable for what it is, where big hits meet smaller micro-winery products.The refurbishment of the place has been very well handled, warm and cosy, but stylish.Definitely deserves a stop-over.
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