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La Vieille Porte

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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12 rue de la Vieille Porte, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 24 03 76
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Tue - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals I had in France. Amazing Pave of beef and the Bordeaux was a treat. On top of all of that the service was friendly and attentive and they happily helped us with the menu and selecting something sweet from the amazing desert menu. I would go back in a flash.

Thank emma2739000
Debrecen, Hungary
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Thank you! It was very good, both the service and the dinner. :) I'm pretty sure I'll come back next time as well.

Thank 758jankas
Uckfield, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a lovely evening at this restaurant, the staff were friendly, helpful and very welcoming. Our meal was beautifully presented and tasted as good as it looked. The restaurant is comfortable and charming, reasonably priced with a good menu and wine list. We would recommend this restaurant.

Thank clives868
Lyon, France
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went one time to take on lunch the express menu. We found it so tasty and enough that we did'nt believe so small amount on our bill... Then we came an other time. This restaurant really need stars in the tourism's guides.

Thank gentilpote g
Stockholm, Sweden
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Went here for dinner while on a short stay in Le Mans, and I do not regret going at all. Fantastic atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff, perfect service, good wine paired with excellent food. All in all top class!

Thank PeGe_sthlm
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What can I say.. you always eat well in France. In Le Mans it was no different. This locale has great service quality and professional waiters provided attentive service. But the star has to be the food and their specialities ... just A1!!!!

Thank orient88
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We found The restaurant through tripadvisor and a very good review there.Thanks. It was as written: charming and very French. Very friendly staff and a good meal for low prices. We had the brochet, a very tender piece of meat . I had the Rossini sauce and I can recommend that. As strater Ihad the fait maison mi cuit foie... More 

1 Thank brokgoud
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Were referred here by Hotel Le Charleston. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and we had an amazing meal and wine. Service was very quick so it's not a place to linger all night but we would go again.

Thank PeterHal1957
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a really nice meal here in a beautiful part of the old town Service was really good and prices very reasonable Would definately return

Thank Lisa C
Castlewellan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a find. We were originally turned away from the restaurant because we didn't have a reservation but later were able to secure a table. We only discovered subsequently that it was the No 2 restaurant in Le Mans and boy does it deserve to be. Everything about it is perfect, the service, the friendly waiting staff, the wine, the... More 

1 Thank KathyCastlewellan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 rue de la Vieille Porte, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 24 03 76

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