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Rive Gauche

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5 place Gambetta, 56000 Vannes, France
02 97 47 02 40
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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Sent here by your reviews we ate a mixture of the Formule and A la carte. Not the brightest way to dine perhaps, but my partner was recovering from the flu, and couldn't contemplate even two courses. Pleased to say our wishes were graciously accommodated. This is a small restaurant (about ten... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sent here by your reviews we ate a mixture of the Formule and A la carte. Not the brightest way to dine perhaps, but my partner was recovering from the flu, and couldn't contemplate even two courses. Pleased to say our wishes were graciously accommodated. This is a small restaurant (about ten tables) opening at 7.30. We arrived on the... More 

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Lizio, France
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have been three times already in 2015 and each lunch menu has been different, all 2 options for each course enticing and everything absolutely full of flavours. We look forward to the next meal there after every time we have been. We are always thinking of other friends, French and other, to introduce to this restaurant.

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Rennes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Superbly balanced dishes, seasonally fresh, gorgeously presented with service that is relaxed and fun while attentively in-tune and personal--these are a few of the reasons why, after four months of eating our way around Brittany, we returned to Rive Gauche. Love it!

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Paris, France
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

it was a business diner but friendly atmosphere, people know each other ; excellent choice of good quality food, reasonalbe prices.I had feuilleté with homard and langoustine, delicious, then scalops with octopus ink , excellent too and killing dessert with salted caramel ; good wine list, efficient and friendly service.I would come back on a private trip.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had dinner at Rive Gauche a few days ago whilst staying in Vannes and loved every mouthful. We had 3 delicious courses for 24 Euros, each course beautifully presented. The restaurant is small so, unless you go early like we did, booking is probably advisable. It appears to be a 2 man band - one out front and one... More 

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We chose this restaurant because it has received consistently good reviews for a number of years and we weren't disappointed. The formule du jour offers good value at 18 euros for two courses or 24 euros for 3 courses. There is a choice of two dishes for each course and on the day we visited all of them were very... More 

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Chichester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 place Gambetta, 56000 Vannes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Morbihan  >  Vannes
  • Phone Number: 02 97 47 02 40

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 40

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