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le fou du roy

2 impasse Sainte Catherine, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 28 45 03
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“ice cream” (3 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
2 impasse Sainte Catherine, 72000, Le Mans, France
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on a Monday on our way back to the ferry. Be aware most of the restaurants are closed on Monday. We had the fillet one medium and one medium rare. Both cooked to perfection!!!!! Lots of flavour as well. Service also good....More

Thank oakwoodfencing
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Every year my friend and I go to Le Mans and send Friday in town. We were recommended Le Fou du Roy we had a great time. The ambiance is good and it is located in a nice old part of the town; a quiet...More

Thank E5723YJmark
Reviewed December 5, 2017

We stopped in this tiny place hidden above the market near the cathedral for a very quick lunch before catching the Paris train (which was cancelled with all others to Paris on that day). Three terrific courses were served up in the space of an...More

Thank Lee O
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We had the pleasure of visiting this restaurant twice in the last 6 weeks, and had a wonderful experience there, the owner is very kind and speaks a good level of English, the food is exceptional, the location is fantastic being close to the old-town...More

Thank TinaGreenKent
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

We happened upon Le Fou de Roy after viewing the nearby cathedral. Super friendly host, a warm welcome and a superb 'plat de jour' three course menu. Excellent wine and very good service. Faultless!!

Thank Keith B
Reviewed July 6, 2017

This was a delightful find on a Sunday when pretty much every other restaurant was closed. They offered several all inclusive menus. The food was very good with good sized portions. Nice outdoor patio overlooking the cathedral.

Thank estochick346
Reviewed June 27, 2017 via mobile

After looking around the old town we stumbled on this excellent restaurant. The waitress was welcoming and tried to explain the menu in broken English - our broken French didn't help and she then asked the 'patron' to assist and he was brilliant! The lunch...More

Thank BarryRBlytheBridge
Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile

It was full when we spotted it while walking around the Cathedral and the cobbled streets of Le Mans. But as everything else was closed on Sunday, we had a drink in a local bar and came back for dinner. There is a la carte...More

Thank UkTraveljunky
Reviewed June 4, 2017

This was my last meal in France of a short holiday in which I had covered many miles & it proved a real treat. I had the four course fixed price menu which was reasonable & remarkably good. It was busy, but despite being a...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed May 23, 2017

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...More

Thank Jonfcf
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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