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The Lunch Box

5 rue de la Paille, 72000, Le Mans, France
+33 2 43 14 95 65
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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French, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5 rue de la Paille, 72000, Le Mans, France
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

Located on a quiet side-street just a stone's throw from the popular square displaying the Le Mans 24H Winners' hands cast in metal, is 'The Lunch Box'. Do not be deceived by its humble appearance, the food is absolutely fantastic and it is prepared by...More

Thank Will D
Reviewed 4 May 2018

The food in this warm restaurant is delicious. The tastes are very well combined with good quality local products. I definitely recommend this place for vegetarians as you get to eat proper, cooked food which is highly nutritious and tasty. The owner is very kind,...More

Thank NikiMil
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Though we saw a lot of people coming in for take out, you can certainly eat in here. It is a small place and a little bit tricky to find-thank goodness for GPS- and parking may be an issue in a crowded busy city like...More

Thank lvjmr
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Really healthy fresh food. We shared 3 lunch boxes and the fresh fruit juice in its cute containers were great. The waiter was very helpful as our French is terrible.

Thank ballyjune
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Thanks to reviews on Trip Advisor, we popped in for lunch while en route to the Loire. Lovely fresh tasty food and super friendly service.

Thank Heather T
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

My brother and I were in town for the race, but we had a late train and went exploring and this was our best find of the whole day. The guy behind the counter was outstandingly nice, and upon realizing we didn't speak French well...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I went here for a bit of lunch and to work on my computer. There are different options, one for vegetarians, a meat option (which I had), soup and desserts. The food was lovely and homemade (and fast as the chef had pre prepared it)...More

Thank Mhairi C
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Decided to try this place for lunch on our way through Le Mans after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. My girlfriend and I both ordered the 'Protein' menu which was a chicken dish with lentils, rice and sweet potato along with a mango and peach...More

1  Thank Jamerson J
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My daughter is vegetarian which is not easy when eating out in France but this was an excellent find in Le Mans. The staff were very helpful and explained all the dishes to us - a variety of choice from soup to open sandwich, salads...More

1  Thank 738kathy31
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Being a vegetarian who doesn't eat diary can make it really difficult to eat whilst abroad so I was so excited to find The lunch box on trip advisor and had to visit for my birthday lunch! The owner was so so helpful and explained...More

Thank Laurawheelerr
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 rue de la Paille, 72000, Le Mans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Sarthe  >  Le Mans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 43 14 95 65
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Welcom to the Box Lunch a unique organic restaurant, Fish, meat, vegetable are made daily and serve with a creative way, we speake English fluently. Cheers
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