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Relais de la Salamandre

19 Place de la Republique, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 6 25 13 42 16
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  • Excellent3%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible40%
2 weeks ago
“We wished we went somewhere else”
6 days ago
“Relieved that I didn't read the Trip Advisor Reviews beforehand”
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19 Place de la Republique, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the various fish specials off the blackboard and we had good food and friendly attentive service. The restaurant was far from busy - not surprising given some of the acerbic Trip Advisor reviews. Our experience suggests that they can get it right!

Thank Alastair B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If it looks like a tourist trap, it probability is! And indeed it was when we went. Service was a bit abrasive, ambiance was entirely absent and the chicken and chips we got (Poulet & roti) was no better than a midnight takeaway you’d be...More

1  Thank davidgryguc
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

We ordered two pizzas and two moules frites. Moules were tiny, pizzas not cooked completely. Slow to take order and then food arrived almost too quickly. House wine very average,’especially considering the location. A local has since told us that she would never eat there....More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We struggle to understand some of the negative reviews on here. La Salamandre is not the greatest of eating places that we have experienced but is certainly not the worst. We only wanted a lunch time snack and ordered Omelettes plus drinks. The quality and...More

Thank 187047PeterR
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

If you’re looking for good food and a great atmosphere this is not the place. We ordered two pizzas, salad and wine and all were bad. The pizzas were soggy, the wine bitter and the salad was a waste of money for 14 Euros. We...More

Thank niam78
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We had lunch here after visiting the chateau. I chose it because of the name: Francois I's sign was the salamander. We ordered from the formule menu. I had the fish. Service was prompt and friendly.

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 2 October 2017

As a party of 9 hungry cyclists we were looking forward to hearty rustic cooking. Unfortunately we received minuscule portions of the most mediocre food it has been our misfortune to experience in France for many a long year. The soup of the day appeared...More

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Two of us ate at Relais de la Salamandre on a Sunday evening. We were staying at an award winning auberge but for atmosphere and quality of cooking, this Relais left the other standing. The service was fast and attentive. We had a jolly evening...More

Thank voiciclive
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Set in the main square I was at first put off by all the boards advertising what's on the menu, but entering the restaurant I found a delightful place with wonderful wall paintings. The service was very good, the food very enjoyable ... different fixed...More

Thank Avocettoo
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The restaurant had a flexible in menu able to cater for a wide range of tastes. Everyone was happy with the simple food (chicken & chips !), and the service was good, although lacking a cheerful smile. I’d rate this as good ‘pub-type’ food.

Thank dom1708
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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  >  Indre-et-Loire  >  Azay-le-Rideau
  • Phone Number: +33 6 25 13 42 16
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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