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LE GAMBETTA

9.9/10
250

Average price €60

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • 3 couvert(s) Very comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

At this restaurant set outside of the town centre, creativity is the name of the game: a contemporary take on paella, with scallops from Erquy; ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Michael Pihours
  • Average price €60 Special request
Saint-Pierre cuit à 45°C / Couteaux à la Grenade / Quinoa d’Anjou au Citron Noir / Ecorce de Yuzu
Noix de cochon Bio ... Kefta - rôti - Crispy, endive fondante / salsifis / Tofu à l'ail Noir d'Aomori
Poitrine de Pigeonneau de « Monsieur Fouchard » aux saveurs Orientales, Jus à la Bergamote et Pain Pita
Menu 60€

This set menu includes:Aperatif + Starter + Main course + Dessert + Petit fours + Coffee + Drinks

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Dessert  de fraises  sur un lit de roquettes  broyés
Dessert
St Pierre

Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9.9/10
based on 250 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :9.9/10
Service :10/10
Setting :9.6/10
  1. Isabelle H.
    Isabelle H.
    • 12 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant. Rien à redire!

  2. Richard f.
    Richard f.
    • 6 reviews
    10/10

    I've said it before and I'll say it again...La Gabetta is, dollar-for-dollar, the best restaurant we dined at in a long time. ..and we dine-out a great deal. The cuisine is creative (totally worthy of two-stars, in my humble estimation) and beautifully presented. The service is engaging and thoughtful. La Gabetta is everything one dreams of in a michelin-statured restaurant.

  3. David S.
    David S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    The vegetarian starter was one of the best dishes I have eaten. Service was attentive without being fawning. A lovely meal and good value for the quality provided.

  4. Chris M.
    Chris M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our expectations were very high and we were not disappointed. The menu presented some amazing flavour combinations and the whole dining experience was excellent. We will return.

  5. Sarah B.
    Sarah B.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing 3 course meal (plus amuse Bouche and extra sweets at the end). Everything was perfect - creative and beautifully executed. Wine pairing excellent, especially Cremant at the end.

  6. Francesca H.
    Francesca H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent from start to finish. A thoroughly worthwhile dining experience- some very memorable dishes and overall a fun and surprising cuisine. Remarkably good value for money for a midweek treat. Superb service.

  7. Mary-Ann H.
    Mary-Ann H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    A delightful experience. The staff were efficient, friendly and professional. The food exceeded expectations. I have never spent so much on a meal in my life before and I probably never will again but I will always remember this special meal in the Loire Valley.

  8. Winston E.
    Winston E.
    • 2 reviews
    6/10

    Dessert was the best, followed by the first seafood course, which was a lobster and mango dish; the meat item, a veal, was tasty. Unfortunately, the turbot was half raw and ended up having a tough texture; the amuse-bouche was a tuna tartare, which by itself was all right, but it was served in a pool of "seawater" which made everything taste overly salty; the petits fours was unremarkable. As for the wines, the red was served much too cold--it was, in fact, colder than the white that preceded it! I really tried to like the meal but couldn't... such a shame.

  9. Joanne W.
    Joanne W.
    • one review
    4.5/10

    Unfortunately the restaurant had not considered the impact of the oppressive heat on the dining experience so we had a meal in an incredibly hot room that was very uncomfortable and ruined then meal. It was also unfortunate that it appeared the French diners were seated in the room with the fan whilst the English diners had no fan in their room, and a window was only opened after a few courses had been served (hopefully just an unlucky coincidence). Given the price of the meal, it would have been nice to have the option of a fan in each dining area.

  10. Andrew B.
    Andrew B.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Surprise 5 course menu was a real treat. Amazing flavours in every dish and great wine flight. Almost worth the ferry ticket from England on it’s own!

  11. Gail W.
    Gail W.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Beautiful meal. Lovely setting.

  12. Jörg M.
    Jörg M.
    • one review
    10/10

    What a fantastisc experience! We enjoyed every course and the different wine to each plate. Trank you very much for this lovely evening. It was the first time we ordered a meal without knowing what will come and it was a positive surprise.

  13. Leif O.
    Leif O.
    • 46 reviews
    9/10

    The food quality was very good, but we found the serving sizes very small. We chose the 3 course menu(67.50 Euro) and found that the serving sizes looked to be the same for 5 or 7 courses menu. 2 asparagus spears as the first course and an estimated 70-80 G serving off fish, even with plenty of emulsions and foam, is very small. We ordered the cheese board (excellent choices and a very good value) to feel sated. We also found the only choice for dessert was very monochrome in taste, all white chocolate and cream. It needed a much stronger contrast for balance.

  14. Martin O.
    Martin O.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Fabulous

  15. Michael K.
    Michael K.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Muted ..

  16. Christophe C.
    Christophe C.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant.

  17. Plamen T.
    Plamen T.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Very good food and friendly staff!

  18. Christine H.
    Christine H.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent meal - probably one of the best of several Michelin one star restaurants we have visited over the last couple of months in Europe. Interesting flavours and textures and beautifully presented.

  19. Jerry L.
    Jerry L.
    • 9 reviews
    10/10

    We have been frequenting Le Gambetta since discovering it as a bib gourmand in the Michelin guide. Now they have earned a star and the food innovation and presentation keeps getting better. This is my favorite Loire valley restaurant.

  20. Ryan H.
    Ryan H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent food and service, serious attention to detail, lovely staff, beautiful wines. Just a real treat. Well worth it’s star.

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More information

Opening time

Déjeuner : de 12h à 14h (sauf lundi, mercredi)

Diner : de 19h à 22h (sauf dimanche, lundi)

How to get to the restaurant

12, rue Gambetta, 49400, Saumur, France, RestaurantAddress

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

CONFORT – Un intérieur sobre et cosy qui révèle que la maison aime le raffinement… Le Gambetta, restaurant gastronome à Saumur, donne le ton d’emblée : de la délicatesse et de la finesse.

CREATIVE – En cuisine ? C’est Mickaël Pihours qui officie et distille sa gamme de saveurs. Après avoir fait plusieurs maisons prestigieuses, c’est ici qu’il peaufine tout l’éventail de son talent et promet des découvertes gustatives qui mettent le produit en lumière.

DEGUSTATION – Autour de formules choisies, la maison vous propose de goûter à un large choix de ses recettes créatives. Vous êtes pressé ? Pour le déjeuner, les suggestions du Chef évoluent en fonction du marché.

Features

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