14 restaurants with terraces in Angers

Our favourites in and around the city centre

Terrasse du Monument Café - Château d'Angers

Riverside terraces by the Maine in Angers or the Loire, guinguettes, châteaux, bistros, restaurants and more.

When it comes to sating your appetite, Angers has it all. Read on for our 14 favourite restaurants and bars with terraces ideal for a meal.

This list of top eateries with terraces was inspired by members of the Anjou Tourism Partners Club.

1. Bistrot des Ducs

Nestled between the Grand Théâtre on Place du Ralliement and Les 400 Coups cinema, Bistrot des Ducs is the epitome of a classic French restaurant serving traditional dishes. Anthony takes care of front of house in the stylish black and white dining room whilst Kévin is in charge of the kitchen. The two friends put their own indulgent and hearty spin on the classics. Their signature French starters include snails, foie gras and goat's cheese salad. We recommend caquelon poached egg in a light Port and foie gras cream. Carnivores will love the steak in Anjou red wine and shallot sauce. It tastes good and is well-made. The attention to detail at the end of your meal makes all the difference! If you want an al fresco meal, ask for a table upstairs on the terrace to enjoy the warm Anjou weather. 

Le Bistrot des Ducs - 6 rue des Deux Haies - 49100 Angers

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2. Le Monument Café

Settle down on the terrace in the shade of a tall Japanese pagoda tree and enjoy views of the Château d'Angers grounds. Take your pick from the sweet and savoury verrines and the dish of the day served in a casserole dish. Everything's homemade using fresh ingredients, naturally. The eatery may be tucked inside the ramparts but you don't need to pay the Château admission fee to pop in for lunch or a cup of tea. Le Monument Café serves brunch on Sundays and bank holidays.

Le Monument Café - 2 promenade du Bout du Monde - 49100 Angers

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3. Le Bistrot Les 3 lieux

 

You can't say no to the bistro at Les 3 Lieux! The fantastic former fishing tackle factory in Les Ponts-de-Cé is home to La Nuit (hôtel), La Table (fine dining restaurant) and now Le Bistrot. There's so much to explore at the multi-facetted bistro by the Loire. In the morning, it's a café where you can have breakfast in the dining room, terrace or lounge and soak up the great views of the Loire. At lunchtime, it turns into a self-service canteen for a quick and tasty meal of simple well-made classics using fresh seasonal produce. In the afternoon, you can settle in for an indulgent tea break then enjoy some live music with a glass of wine or cocktail made by the talented bar staff as the day winds down.

Le Bistrot Les 3 lieux - 10 Port des Noues - 49130 Les Ponts de Cé

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4. La Réserve

Kill two birds with one stone and head up to La Réserve's rooftop terrace at Le Quai Theatre. You get fantastic views of beautiful Angers in a peaceful location. It's one of the best rooftops for watching the sun set over the Maine, château and Saint-Maurice Cathedral. A highlight of Angers life! The tapas menu and seasonal dishes go down a treat with your drink. Burrata in truffle oil with pesto rosso and bresaola slices, lightly-cooked duck in sesame with a honey and beetroot reduction and crunchy vegetables, seared scallops and razor clams with spelt risotto and saffron vinaigrette… Something to put a smile on the face of anyone who likes creative bistro cuisine.

La Réserve - Théâtre Le Quai rooftop, 5th floor - Boulevard Henri Arnauld - 49100 ANGERS

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5. Le Château de Noirieux

This Relais & Châteaux establishment in Briollay lies in an awe-inspiring natural haven where you can experience something special near Angers. Two 15th and 17th century castles are home to a fine dining restaurant and 19 rooms deep in a 9ha estate overlooking the Loir Valley. Bask in the magical setting and beautiful scenery from the comfort of the sprawling terrace, huge veranda or dining. Christophe Guillemot is the experienced chef running the show and behind the seasonal menu... All served with a fantastic wine menu with carefully-selected options.

Le Château de Noirieux - 26 route du Moulin - 49125 Briollay

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6. L'Auberge Chanteclair

Chic and stylish. Those are the two words that spring to mind when you step into L'Auberge Chanteclair. The tables are carefully laid, the service is flawless and the food is memorable. Settle down on the terrace or veranda, bask in views of the Maine and tuck into delicious fish in a rich beurre blanc sauce or one of chef Paul Péan's delectable desserts.

Auberge Chanteclair - 2 quai de la Noë - 49080 Bouchemaine

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7. Le Noë

What really sets Le Noë apart is its location: the fabulous setting on the Loire riverbanks in Bouchemaine! You can't go wrong here... The terrace is usually heaving whether you're here at sunset for a cocktail in summer or on a Sunday afternoon after a riverside walk. Never mind! Order your drink and settle onto the lawn to watch the boats glide by. The atmosphere is amazing and you can feast on regional dishes.

Le Noë - 1 rue du Bac, quai de la Noë - 49080 Bouchemaine

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8. Le Héron Carré

 

It's not been around that long but the guinguette on the Maine riverbanks has become a local institution in summer. Locals come here to enjoy sun-kissed afternoons or soak up the sunset with views of the Maine River and château in the background. Join family or friends on the sprawling terrace and lawn to listen to live music, chat, play a round of palet or Mölkky. The wooden bar and restaurant twinkles with fairy lights and serves drinks and light bites. Perfect if you're feeling a little peckish! Don't forget Sunday brunch served 11am-3pm!

Le Héron Carré - Promenade Yolande d'Aragon - Parc de Balzac - 49000 Angers

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9. Mamie Fada

Mamie Fada ("barmy granny" in English) is no ordinary place. It's an original and surprising place. It’s a restaurant serving top-of-the range home-made cuisine using fresh local and in-season produce. The restaurant menu was composed by the Angevin Michelin-starred chef, Pascal Favre d'Anne.

Sip delicious cocktails while looking at the view of the Maine, the Château d'Angers and the Saint-Maurice Cathedral and discover the wine list. Also, you can have brunch on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Mamie Fada - 18 Quai des Carmes - 49100 Angers

10. Gupta's

Gupta’s, housed in a private mansion made of slate and tufa stone, has a terrace with a breathtaking view of Château d’Angers.  Inside, have a look on the exceptional setting of Gupta's, it's well worth a look. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner with well-made traditional cuisine and come for a jazz concert at the piano-bar.

Gupta's - 23 rue Saint-Evroult - 49100 Angers

11. Le Belle rive - temporarily closed

 

With a name that translates as "the beautiful riverbank", you can safely assume that people come to this local institution for its incredible location. Whatever the weather, the views of the Maine are simply jaw-dropping. It has a first floor terrace, French windows and a floral garden in spring that create a leafy haven surrounded by nature near the university hospital and city centre. Settle into the garden terrace and watch the chefs work their magic through the French window. The original, hearty dishes are made and dressed with love and everything is cooked to perfection. If you like flavour combinations then this is the place for you. The well-stocked wine cellar and impeccable attentive service round off the experience. NB: the restaurant is available for private hire for functions and the chef provides cookery lessons!

Le Belle rive - 25 bis rue Haute de reculée - 49100 Angers
The restaurant is temporarily closed, reopening planned for spring 2024

 

 

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12. La Cabane du Chat-qui-Pêche

 

This guinguette on the Mayenne riverbanks in Cantenay-Épinard is the perfect natural haven to spend quality time with friends or family when the sun decides to make an appearance. Whether you want a quiet spot to read, a duck burger (!) and glass of rosé or a game of palet with the family, make a beeline for La Cabane! It serves first class dishes made using local ingredients. The menu puts a fresh twist on classics such as duck burger with comté, smoked bacon and onion chutney or zander fillet with red butter sauce. If you're feeling a little peckish then treat yourself to a cheese and meat platter. The bar also hosts concerts on Sunday afternoons if you need a music fix!

La Cabane du Chat-qui-Pêche - rue du Port - 49460 Cantenay Épinard

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13. Barco Vino

This wine bar located Quai des Carmes in Angers well worth a look. It's one of the most pleasant places in summer. In winter, the cosy interior welcomes lovers of fine wines and top products. Here, you can find local references and wines from further afield.  You can taste charcuterie, cheese or vegetarian platters which are delicious !

Barco Vino - Quai des Carmes - 49000 Angers

14. Le Osé

 

A stone's throw from the château and next door to the Toussaint media centre and its lovely cloister, Osé works its magic as soon as you step inside. The plush, chilled and bright interior makes you want to relax and just savour the moment. Grey, pale wood, armchairs at some tables, understated art and crockery you want to take home with you are all a taster for the fabulous food. Chef Thomas Lorieux was named a "young talent" by Gault & Millau in 2017 and puts his creative flair into giving organic, fresh and local ingredients his own signature twist. It's the perfect eatery for vegetarians too as there's always a dish on the menu of the day with no meat or fish. Top tip: the terrace under the trees is ideal on hot summer afternoons.

Le Osé - 43 rue Toussaint - 49100 Angers

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