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L'oiseau Sur Sa Branche

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5 la Placette, 26400 Saou, France
+33 4 75 76 02 03
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 19:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Vercheny, France
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

In this part of the Drome Valley the number of restaurants open on a Sunday is small, so we were delighted that L'Olseau turned out to have a table free for us to entertain old friends on a visit from the UK. A good sign on our arrival was that nearly all the other customers, including family groups, were French.... More 

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92 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Every day the menu changes with fresh produce dishes. Service is impeccable, the fresh water from the fountain a rarity and the charm of this place is due to the unusual serving of the bread, the menus disguised as letters, the local rosé delicious and the owner a real character

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Vercheny, France
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We made a return visit, this time with two family members and their two children. Our reserved table under the plane trees was ideal - it's always a good idea to reserve here as it is rightly popular throughout the year. We were warmly received by the staff, who are nearly all English- speaking but will respect your decision to... More 

Thank 198douglas
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has great terras under beautiful sycamore trees in the lovely village of Saou. It is the perfect spot we return to every time we are in the area, which must have been around 8 times in the last 17 years. Not much has changed in this period. The terras remains fantastic, the food is, and has always been... More 

Thank walter h
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Had lunch here today and what a disappointment!! Great atmosphere under the plane trees but that was all!! Better to stick to the coffee. We had plat du jour and I have never had all 3 courses delivered at once. The tomatoes and cheese tartlet was cold but that was ok. The main meal was liver which we did not... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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486 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

First time we have dined indoors. Really inviting dining room upstairs. Original decor. Warmly welcomed as usual and service good. Your command of French needs to be good to understand the original presentation of menu but do not let this frighten you off. Just choose at random and I think you will not be disappointed. Quality of food good, presentation... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Went for dinner after a recommendation from the owner of the hotel we were staying in, and it didn't disappoint. The owner clearly loves his food and is rightly proud of what he has created - a very original and quirky approach to serving excellent food at a very reasonable price. We loved the way the menus and food were... More 

Thank HuzzerBoy
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143 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Overall this is great: great setting, great food, great service. But the originality of the food presentation could lead to some frustrations. For example the lunch menu served in a box is very original, the taste is really great, the presentation is attractive but everything is served at the same time (so your main course quite quickly become cold) and... More 

Thank Fabiodelsgn
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

We were recommended to try this restaurant by a friend and it was well worth the visit. We had meals from the quirky a la carte menu and the three results (entree, main and dessert for three people) did not disappoint. The service was friendly and prompt. The setting in the centre of the village under the trees was great.... More 

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Den Haag
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting Saou for the past 15 years on a regular two year basis. Everytime we revisit Loiseau I realise that the personnel of the so nicely located café and restaurant can be really unfriendly. This summer again! If you choose to visit the place be mentally prepared!

Thank Petra v

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$38
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 la Placette, 26400 Saou, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Drome  >  Saou
  • Phone Number: +33 4 75 76 02 03

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