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Rive Gauche

5 place Gambetta, 56000 Vannes, France
02 97 47 02 40
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Ranked #14 of 178 restaurants in Vannes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $40
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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89% Recommend
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English first
Chichester, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Thank you TripAdvisor! Arrived in Vannes quite late and very hungry and totally reliant on TA to point us in the right direction and this recommendation was one of its greatest successes. Rive Gauche is right in the centre of the old town and quite hidden when compared with it's slightly garish neighbours. There is no seating outside but even... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Penultimate evening on a great 2 week trip around France produced the best meal and most hospitable service from a great host, loved it!!! On a previous visit in the autumn we were unable to get a seat in the restaurant, fortunately due the glorious weather the other restaurants in town were full of patrons sitting outside which presented us... More

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Lizio, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Today we are going to eat at Rive Gauche to celebrate 10 years of owning our own permanent home in France. We found Rive Gauche 5 years ago and since have eaten there about 20 times. Whenever we have been able to, we have taken from one to eight guests, both English and French. It is our favourite restaurant and... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Four of us visited the Rive Gauche last week on our trip to Vannes and weren't disappointed. The ambiance and the food were outstanding and the set menu was excellent value for money. We booked again for another evening and had an equally excellent meal. The service was first class and Gilles Gregorutti was welcoming and pleasant. We'll be back!

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Would estimate we have enjoyed a meal at the Rive Gauche around 20 times in the past two or three years, every time we enjoy an excellent value, delicious meal using fresh products and with great service. The Rive Gauche focuses on food rather than pretentious decor, which is what we want, it is in a brilliant position in the... More

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This was our third visit to the Rive Gauche and it was so good to find it was just as good as we remembered from our previous visits - I can only repeat the comments made in my previous review (see review 6 April 2013) and confirm the Rive Gauche remains highly recommended

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Galway, Ireland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Snug place, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. But the reason we went there was the food, and it was astounding. I've paid a lot more in the past for food that didn't even warrant comparison. We went with the lunch special, but had no idea what we ordered. Go there, enjoy the place, the food, attempt to speak French and leave... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a small restaurant overlooking the harbor. We went to Rive Gauche on a Trip Advisor recommendation and we were very pleased. it was an excellent dining experience. The menue was only in French and the very helpful owner spoke no English but we worked it out. The set menu had two items so we just ordered one of... More

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Kildare, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We had the special lunch menu which was three courses. The food was delicious, as also was the wine. We booked our table for lunch as recommended by another TripAdvisor reviewer. The host speaks French but when we tried our best French on him, he managed a few sentences in English! He was very helpful and even drew a picture... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My husband and I visited there last night following reviews on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed the food was excellent and we had fun trying to use our very bad French and speaking with Gilies who tried to also speak English he was great. We chose the 24€ menu and it was amazing food they should be ranked no... More

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