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L'oiseau Sur Sa Branche

5 la Placette, 26400 Saou, France
+33 4 75 76 02 03
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
25 Aug 2016
“A very pleasant venue for a family lunch”
13 Feb 2017
“An excellent Sunday lunch with friends”
All hours
$$ - $$$
5 la Placette, 26400 Saou, France
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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...More

Thank 198douglas
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...More

Thank worldtravelerFrance
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...More

Thank 198douglas
Reviewed 3 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...More

Thank walter h
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...More

1  Thank Monique F
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Michael C
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...More

Thank HuzzerBoy
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...More

Thank Fabiodelsgn
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...More

Thank soil_management
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...More

Thank Petra v
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Jeanne B
Oh oui, j'ai deux questions + une remarque. La question : qu'aviez-vous en tête lorsque vous avez imaginé ces plats + qu'improbables ? Qui vous a dit que vous pouviez pratiquer de tels prix sans que les gens mouftent ? La remarque : c'est l'un des restaurants (j'en fréquente énormément) le plus antipathique et le plus génialement sans génie (à contrario de ce qu'il promet à l'entrée) que j'ai rencontrés dans ma vie (hélas, j'ai déjà de l'arthrose). Cela dit, vous avez la chance d'être dans un très très très beau cadre. Commentaire désagréable, j'en conviens, mais chez vous, c'est juste du vol (malgré la façade humaniste). En espérant que vous méditerez bien tous vos avis clients. Avec mes salutations désespérement navrées par votre travail de cochon
25 February 2017|
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Response from Jeanne B | Reviewed this property |
Merci de votre réponse et tant mieux pour vous si vous avez été satisfaits. Quant à nous, ce sera une expérience sans suite. Sincèrement,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$39
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail