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L'Alchimiste Restaurante

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6 rue de Lorraine, 49400, Saumur, France
+33 2 41 67 65 18
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
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19:30 - 21:00
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have been to L'Alchemiste many times now and the food is always excellent. The menu changes regularly and is always interesting. This time the dessert was outstanding. It really is worth seeking the restaurant out. Three courses for 22 euros is a bargain with good service and attention to detail.

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London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Lovely little place. A choice of a shaded street-side table or a charming inside table. Great value Plat du Jour: fabulously presented Monkfish or Fillet Mignon Porc on the day we visited. We weren't expecting the beautiful little amuse bouches. The Stewed Apricots on Sesame dusted Wafers with Ice Cream were a dessert highlight. Great service. Steer away from the... More 

Thank RoamingJeff
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Whilst the food is exceptionally well presented, we found that the Flavours missed the mark. The dining environment is a little sterile and there was only one waitress that did everything for the whole restaurant. She worked very efficiently and professionally but could only provide basic service in order to keep up with her work load. We cancelled our desserts... More 

Thank Tammy S
Oakland, California
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Had lunch here during the week and found it all to be excellent! The dishes were well prepared (my husband and I both did the lunch pre-fixed menu), service was friendly and fast, and prices were reasonable. Overall would highly recommend! One of our best dishes we had during our 2 month trip in France!

Thank emilee7979
Greater Sydney, Australia
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

This restaurant is reasonably priced and provides good quality cuisine. Menu is perhaps a bit limited but food is artfully presented. Service was fine.

Thank 60Cam
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice meal at the Alchimiste, the set menu was exceptional value. It was recommended by another good restaurant as being one of the top four or five in Saumur and we would certainly agree. Great food and very good service.

Thank Kate2015nz
Alexandria, VA
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108 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We headed to L'Alchimiste for dinner one of the two nights we stayed in Saumur. Welcoming and casual environment and outstanding food.

Thank Alexandria Traveler
New Hampshire
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

My husband and I recently had dinner at L'Alchimiste on the recommendation of our hotel. We enjoyed it very much! It is a small family owned restaurant whose atmosphere is rivaled only by its food! Our carrot bisque starter was outstanding and the dinner of pork loin wrapped in fresh sage leaves then bacon was wonderful as well! Presentation was... More 

Thank Traveloverx4
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2015

We had two set meals at 22 Euro. This comprised an amuse- bouche, a starter or sweet, a main course, a glass of house wine, a coffee and a petit four. Each course was beautifully presented. I had the cauliflower soup and my wife had the pear sweet, we both chose the fish as our main course. The house wine... More 

Thank KentTeacher
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This small restaurant on a quiet corner is a great find, and seemed to us to be under-rated. The food is creative, beautifully served and cooked. We enjoyed everything we ate and the Cremet D'Anjou is particularly delicious. The set menu is excellent value for money.

Thank Chartris

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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 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 rue de Lorraine, 49400, Saumur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Maine et Loire  >  Saumur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 41 67 65 18

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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