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L'Escargot

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30 rue du Marechal Leclerc, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 51 20 88
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UK
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171 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

... but they are really delicious! If you have never eaten snails before, or your only experience has been of snails swimming in garlic butter, I highly recommend trying the plate of 12 snails served 3 ways - in parsley butter, in walnut oil and with roquefort cheese - absolutely delicious! If snails are definitely not your thing there are... More 

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this restaurant before but many years ago. I have often missed out on this one because it is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, two days that I'm often down in town. I have a place about 20 km north of Saumur so know many, if not most, of the restaurants in the town. The restaurant is... More 

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Maine et Loire, France
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We all had a really lovely meal out at this Restaurant. Recommended by all of us - we will be going back again.

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Los Angeles, California
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The interior design of this restaurant gives a great first impression. Comfortably modern without pretension. Nicely prepared food — both visually and tastefully. We tried the duck and lamb. The wine list was well matched to the entrées and plat principal, with the Cab Franc being the predominant red grape in this wine region. All in all, great service and... More 

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cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and never disappoints. Excellently cooked food beautifully presented. Friendly atmosphere good service.

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Thank CambridgeRichard
Delmar, New York
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258 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were seated in a small, intimate room at the rear of the restaurant. The tables and setting was very modern with clean lines. Service was good and attentive. We had a foie gras appetizer, followed by well cooked rack of lamb. The wine list was fairly priced. It was a very enjoyable and relaxing meal.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We were a group of three visiting for dinner on a Sunday evening, with reservation (recommended). Very modern interior, intimate without feeling crowded or noisy - not sure how they managed that, but they did. The ladies working were both very nice and had no problem explaining any answers in English. For starters we had escargot and foie gras which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This was within a short walk of our hotel and out of the main tourist drag but it packed a terrific punch for anyone interested in their food. We ate extremely well and 'madame' recommended two excellent local wines. With the friendly, welcoming service this is a place I'd readily return to if I'm in Saumur again in the near... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to L'Escargot following a recommendation from our accommodation hostess. We were expecting a special night out based on the raves in TripAdvisor. I had a Red Mullet salad for entree which was fantastic. My wife enjoyed a prawn salad. For plat I had a Fillet Steak with Caramelized Onions and Potatoes baked in the oven... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal at Escargot. We don't have brilliant French but the waitress was lovely and helped us to order the menu de jour which was a triumph - and for €20 per head it was absolutely excellent value. Beautiful decor, excellent wine list and a beautiful ambience.

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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$2 - US$6
Cuisine
French, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 rue du Marechal Leclerc, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 51 20 88

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