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Gilles

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2, Rue Pie qui Boit, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
+33 2 99 40 97 25
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Elegant and Charming French Restaurant

We were shocked that there were not more diners here, because the entire experience was fabulous, from the muted gray satiny decor, to the Mozart Piano Concertos playing quietly overhead. The menu is simple, and you choose from combinations that can include starters, main course and dessert... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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70 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We were shocked that there were not more diners here, because the entire experience was fabulous, from the muted gray satiny decor, to the Mozart Piano Concertos playing quietly overhead. The menu is simple, and you choose from combinations that can include starters, main course and dessert. First an amuse bouche of inventive carrot and orange whipped with a spicy... More 

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San Francisco
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Modern, clean, dining room matches the modern, creative menu from the chef, while the service is classic, unobtrusive, yet warm and efficient. We suspect that this is one of the best choices in St Malo if you want to step up a notch from fast eating and tourist crowds. The flavor balance of the fish dishes in particular was finely... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Althoug the decoration of the place is not special, the food was simply wonderful. Not only the beautiful presentation of the dishes but mainly the taste is something not to forget. It is not a cheap restaurant but it is worthy each euro. I went there twice in 4 days and I had to control myself not to go there... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

It was a Sunday and our last night in Saint-Malo. It had been a lovely sunny day but when the sun went down it was a cold and windy April evening. The first two restaurants we had previously earmarked as possibilities for dining were closed on a Sunday night. My partner was all for going to the nearest open restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This small, quiet restaurant tucked away in the walled city of St. Malo served us a beautifully prepared and seasoned meal. The service was superb, never fussy but always timely. The Noix St Jaques were the best my wife has ever eaten; my duck was cooked perfectly. Each course arrived well presented. If you have only one night to eat... More 

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Derbyshire
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67 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Set up a small side street, off the tourist route, felt we were eating in the real France. The decor is simple and understated, black & white photographs enhance the walls. Excellent, varied menu, extremely good value for money. Service was very efficient, a charming waitress with a lovely sense of humour. We will definitely return when we are next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We booked this little restaurant for Valentine's Day - what a find! Is unpretentious, great ambience, amazing food! We had a set menu for St valentines and it was delicious! Its not too loud but is friendly smart and I would highly recommend this place! Staff were polite and professional, food was reasonably priced in fact I'd say good value... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A delicious menu, with a good array of choices. Attentive service. Reasonable value. Did not feel 'touristy', it's location maybe helped, being off the main street.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are a lover of fine food this restaurant in St Malo excels. Friendly staff with a good wine list.

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Perth, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Gilles is a little restaurant that has been revamped in its decor while maintaining a very high standard of cuisine. It provides various levels of menu as is usual in France but it really is exceptional value for money. They are trying a but of Asian fusion into their French cuisine but it has not detracted from the French theme.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2, Rue Pie qui Boit, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 40 97 25

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 54
  • Cuisine: French

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