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“A very pleasant dinner”

L'Auberge des Isles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$32
Cuisines: French
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Description: At the heart of the medieval city, the Auberge des Isles enjoys an exceptional historic and bucolic frame at the crossroads of Anjou, Poitou and Touraine. The fifteenth century renovated house, opens its doors from April to October for convivial moments with family and friends. The menu features daily courses and market style, all home-made with a choice of fresh and local products. Side wines, a wide selection of more than 200 references will pride the wines of the Saumur and Anjou, and we will travel through the vineyards of France, Switzerland and Spain. Come discover our large shady terrace for 80 people, and our dining rooms (60 places), at the foot of the castle and the edge of the Thouet. And do not hesitate to contact us for your seminars and banquets, with our privatized spaces.
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a lovely terrace but unfortunately it was cold and wet on the evening we visited, so we ate inside.
The menu is short, which I think is always encouraging.
We both started with the ravioli which was stuffed with goats cheese, celeriac and herbs. It was light, delicate and refreshing but it surprised us by being served cold and the thin casing was more like a rice noodle consistency than traditional pasta.
Our mains were pork shoulder with roasted squash and caramelised shallots, which was very good. The other main was fish of the day, which was monk fish.
This too was very good and well cooked. It came on a bed of udon noodles, fennel and chorizos.
Rather than puds I had the cheese plate and my wife had a hot cheese tartine which was served with honey and pear - most unusual and very enjoyable.
The wine list is both interesting and very extensive, especially in terms of the wines of the region. I wanted a good fairly local white and asked for a recommendation - the waiter suggested a dry Saumur which was an excellent choice.

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We were pleased to find this restaurant open on Sunday evening when most of the rest of the restaurants in Montreuil Bellay appeared to be closed. Set in a beautiful location by the river and under the 'ramparts' of the imposing Chateau, we had a very tasty meal and a good bottle of wine. We can thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The location is just perfect for a meal out, and the food and wine choices - a wonderful Viognier - fitted the situation to perfection. There was a good choice on the menu, and everyone enjoyed their food. There is plenty of room for an apéro before you have the meal , and again good space for a coffee and Cognac afterwards. The service was pleasant and at just the right pace. I can highly recommend this place, so if you are in the area I would give it a try.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We always try to have lunch under the trees outside this restaurant when we visit the area. But make sure it is open as they are sometimes closed for private parties - it's best to book. The ambience is perfect and the set lunch menu is always imaginative and perfectly cooked

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here after visiting the Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay. I booked earlier which was just as well as later they were turning people away. A short but interesting menu. I enjoyed my chilled tomato soup with cucumber and herb oil followed by roast leg of lamb from the Auvergne with Noirmoutiers potatoes. The wine came from the owners' vineyard. Service was attentive and the menu was good value, even better during the week when you could have the menu du jour for €18.50.

Thank Susan T
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