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“Great little gem”
Review of L'Etape Gourmande

L'Etape Gourmande
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Vihiers
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$27 - US$44
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Our first choice was closed on a Thursday, and we had not visited this restaurant for over 6 years, It has changed hands, and the food was delicious.

All four of us had the menu, which was smaller enough to indicate that everything was cooked fresh.

Highlights were the chocolate dessert, and the skate wings - not in that order obviously

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Thank CrispyDuckRaglan
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

The previous time we went to this restaurant it was full. This time, we were the only customers so we were a little concerned but we need not have been. It was holiday time and everyone had gone skiing.
The atmosphere is a little 'cool' but the welcome is not. The music is very soft, gentle and non-intrusive and the tables are well spaced out so you are not cheek by jowl with other diners. The napkins are cloth, always a good sign and the glasses are wine glasses, not tumblers.
The food is excellent; well presented and in good portion sizes and at 13.90€ for the Menu de Jour of three courses, is really good value. There is of course, a full menu a la carte if you so wish.
For our main course we both had the boeuf Bourguignon which was wonderfully tender and tasty with various vegetables to accompany it. See photo.

One minus point: no pichets/jugs of wine and only one red and white wine offered on a 'per glass' basis. Of course, there is a full wine list but not everyone wants a whole bottle.
Overall, a 'must return to' restaurant, perhaps in the evening next time although lunch time is excellent. Incidentally, it is closed on Wednesdays so it is probably best to call first.

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Thank Peter79150
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Our first visit to the restaurant since it moved from Nueil Sur Layon, and we were not disappointed. We had a 3 course lunch which was superb.....as always L'Etape Gourmande lived up to its very high reputation. Extremely good value for money...lunch was €13,90 per head...very good quality food.

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Thank shendry123
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We chose the menu du jour, priced at €13.90. We had a starter, a choice of mains and desserts. It was simple food done really well. Beautifully presented and delicious. The waiter (also the owner I think) was friendly and accommodated our lack of knowledge of some French menu items. All in all, a super lunch.

Thank Emma S
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Laurent H, Owner at L'Etape Gourmande, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hello and thank you for your opinion.
Just for information, Fabien the waiter, is not the owner of the premises. I "hide" in the kitchen to feast your taste buds.
I am, however, glad that he answered your questions and that his service was pleasant.
Hope that my English isn't too bad.
Have a nice day.
Laurent Hy

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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing food and service shame
We were the only ones there - food was delicious and good price
Clean and tidy restaurant and amazing food

Thank bsileys1234
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