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le fou du roy

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2 impasse Sainte Catherine, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 28 45 03
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a gem. Great menu, something for everyone but also slightly different from your usual in France. The children all enjoyed it as well, which is a real bonus. Lovely situation and the weather was glorious too. We will definitely return. Only down side is you cannot book, so take pot luck at getting a table.

Thank Jonfcf
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotelier but didn't have a booking and it was full. It's popular with locals, always a good sign. So we sat across the quiet square outside a bar and kept an eye for an outside table becoming free and then pounced! We were lucky, warmly welcomed and very pleased we'd hung around. The... More 

Thank le_mans_stig
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Great good experience in a unique beautiful place. the staff is very efficient and above all sooo friendly. thanks to them our special family evening was just unique. Will have dinner again soon in the future :)

Thank Ingrid B
Pickering, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This restaurant had been recommended to us by our hosts and we were looking forward to something a little special. Unfortunately we were slightly disappointed with some of the dishes. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his starter of egg en cocotte with smoked salmon. It was warm and tasty. My ballontine of chicken supreme starter was substantial but very ordinary, just... More 

Thank Mal D
Guildford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal here on a stopover in Le Mans old town. Food was delicious and 16.5 euros for 2 courses on the menu de jour, cheapest wine about 25 euros a bottle. Pre Brexit would have been great value too...

Thank MattCarter2012
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We arrived at 9:30pm, on spec, to find a sign reading 'Complet' on the door. We spotted a group leaving, so we asked: they cleared and cleaned the table immediately. The food was very good: my salmon and scallops in a cream curry sauce was quite exceptional. The waitress was charming and helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank kikashi
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was our last night of our holiday so we were looking for a pleasant restaurant and a genuine French food experience. We chose le fou du Roy in the medieval old town of Le Mans as we had walked past it earlier in the day and liked its location and atmosphere ( quite full with a French clientele). However,... More 

Thank Saintjean2016
Auvergne, France
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A superbe restaurant. From the warm welcome through to paying the bill we enjoyed our evening out. Good quality food accompanied by a good selection of wine, a nice atmosphere and a sensible bill, makes this restaurant a must visit when choosing from the many other good restaurants in Le Mans. Book up though, as it fills quickly, and for... More 

Thank Ian B
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Wandering around Old Le Mans, which in itself is a hidden gem, we stumbled upon this little bistro and took a chance - there was one table free. This little restaurant serves straightforward traditional French cuisine and as we soon were to discover is very popular with the locals. ie a good accolade. Excellent value and being family run, great... More 

Thank barkei46
Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Nice friendly staff and waitress was absolutely brillant , given she was serving outside, main area and basment. All selected from the days set menu options and Food was good. Drinks are all double the normal price. My advice is to order champagne and not Orangina!

Thank Andrew M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 impasse Sainte Catherine, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 28 45 03

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