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La Pierre Chaude

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French, European, Grill
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41 avenue du General de Gaulle, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 18 83
Today
19:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 19:00 - 20:45
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Thu 19:00 - 20:45
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 21:00
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Having been in France for a fortnight and having encountered too many traditional restaurants serving duck in the only two ways it comes, this restaurant was a revelation. We had the fish terrain and the porc with fraise sauce which sounds odd but was excellent, puddings rice with salted caramel sauce and ice cream with melon. A decent reasonable priced... More 

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Georgia
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

I ate on Saturday evening and it was wonderful. Madame (husband is the chef) was great and welcoming. Delicious local wines. I had a salmon terrine starter and a lovely steak cooked just right with vegs and potato. Creme caramel for dessert finished it off. VERY reasonable and as I said, delicious.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful three course lunch with wine for €12.50. Very, friendly and full of local workers having lunch - always a good sign. We enjoyed every course but especially the apricot clafoutis. In fact, the food was much better (and three times cheaper) than a Michelin recommended restaurant we tried!

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Writtle
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal. Really good food, excellent value and good friendly service. We would recommend this restaurant.

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Kent
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by accident as we were staying at the Mecure Hotel which doesn't have a restaurant. It is within walking distance of the Mecure but as I have reduced mobility we popped round in the car as my brother had looked around before we went out and said there was plenty of parking all along the road... More 

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Thank Barnaby41
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Very good and cheap restaurant. Very nice owners. Full lunch menu for 12.50 euros wine included. One menu a day for lunch.

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Thank Joseph L
London, UK
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209 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This family run Restaurant must do most of its business at lunchtimes as, at least in Autumn, it is only open for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays and een so was not ery busy on my visit. I had a substantial salad with chicken and oats cheese and a main course of Lon de Porc accompanied with mushroom sauce, courgettes... More 

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Usk, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

A short walk across the first bridge from Ibis Styles, this turned out to be a great choice for dinner. We arrived minutes after they opened to find several tables already occupied - mostly by English speakers; but don't let that put you off :) - and it filled up nicely with a mix of locals and tourists. We started... More 

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

We were staying at the Best Western and could have easily walked in to town - but chose this small (what I assume is a) family run place. Great value and quality plat du jour French cuisine. The waitress was charming and made us feel very welcome while handling 2 difficult large French family tables. This restaurant merits your support.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014

Close to the Best Western, Adagio and Mercure Hotels on the island, this was a brilliant find. Delicious but modestly priced food far excelled that served in other more popular restaurants in the old town. This is the one restaurant that we would like to visit if we came to Saumur again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Cuisine
French, European, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:45
Tuesday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:45
Wednesday
12:00 - 13:30
Thursday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 20:45
Friday
12:00 - 13:30
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 avenue du General de Gaulle, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 18 83
Description
The chef in this restaurant between the bridges offers traditional cooking made from fresh produce. On weekdays at lunchtime there is a choice of the "market menu" which is changed every day, an the salad menu. In the evening the menu changes according to the saison.

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