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Relais de la Salamandre

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19 Place de la Republique, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
+33 2 47 45 39 84
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Azay-le-Rideau on our way back from the Pyrenees and were looking for somewhere for dinner. This place looked great, the menu looked good. We didn't order anything particularly complicated but it took over an hour to come! When we got it it wasn't particularly good. I had mussels that were clearly frozen. My wife had a veggie... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having booked into a local hotel for an one night stop-over and not able to get a table at one of the recommended restaurants we decided to eat here as it looked reasonable, wasn't too busy, and looked like it had an interesting history going by the decor. The service was friendly and the food wholesome if rather basic. The... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

From the outside this place looked very appealing, with bright colored umbrellas on a gray cloudy day, so we decided to go for dinner. The decor inside was certainly a surprise: painted pastoral scenes on the walls, along with harnesses and yokes and a stuffed boar's head. Unfortunately the food was average. Contrary to other reviewers the service was fine,... More 

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London
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I'm afraid the only positive of this place is its appearance. The waiters were very slow to attend to us throughout, and seemed generally irritated at our presence (despite it being a fairly quiet evening in the restaurant). The food was universally very poor: lamb ribs with almost no meat on them, greasy limp fries, frozen pizza...these were not issues... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

When the sun is shining and the sun-umbrellas throw a gentle shade, the raised terrace at La Salamander must be the best place to have lunch in Azay le Rideau. Certainly a lot of the locals thought so! Good French bistro classics, washed down with a local light Loire red make this the perfect place to while away an hour... More 

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Annapolis MD
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Lovely outside area overlooking the city and full of buzz. We started with an excellent steak tartar (shared) but the mussels were so small as to be almost invisible and the sole meunier was overdone. We attracted by a posting of fresh grilled sardines on the menu board and even though we were among the first diners, they were out... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Lovely looking setting on a warm summer's evening, but ultimately a bit disappointing. The service was slow and inattentive, it took some while for our food to arrive, which it did in various stages. The magnet de canard was rather too chewy, the pizzas were acceptable but nothing special, the onion soup was fine, nothing more. The bill was relatively... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We stumbled across this place and were drawn in by the decor and the menu - the food was simple but delicious, service impeccable and great deserts and cheese.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Relais sits in a prominent position looking down over the street as you enter the parking area in Azay le Rideau. Impressed by the exterior of brightly coloured sun shades and pretty planting we decided to ask for an outside table and try the pizzas. The welcome by the boss was non-existent although the waitresses were a bit more... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered chicken and fries. Chicken must have been on a diet 3 fork full gone I limp salad leaf fries ok.friendly waitress.2 beer 40 euro. A rip off.only went because everywhere else was full.was a bit chilly asked if we could go inside non non the bouncer on the door said the 4 french folk came in can we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Place de la Republique, 37190 Azay-le-Rideau, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre-Val de Loire  >  Loire Valley  >  Azay-le-Rideau
  • Phone Number: +33 2 47 45 39 84
Description
A good bistrot located on the town main square . Friendly service and good local atmosphere despite being in a very touristy area.

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