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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 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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We have been lucky enough to dine out in France every night for the past four weeks. This charming restaurant and host will stand out as one of the highlight meals of our trip. Not just for the lovingly prepared dishes, but especially for the ambience. With only seven or eight tables it was clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have been lucky enough to dine out in France every night for the past four weeks. This charming restaurant and host will stand out as one of the highlight meals of our trip. Not just for the lovingly prepared dishes, but especially for the ambience. With only seven or eight tables it was clear that the chef had given... More 

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Truro, Cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Fresh fresh fish, as you'd expect in a restaurant situated near the port in the lovely old town of Vannes on the beautiful Gulf of Morbihan. A very good meal in a restaurant aiming to produce something a little different.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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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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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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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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Address: 5 place Gambetta, 56000 Vannes, France
Phone Number: 02 97 47 02 40
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Morbihan  >  Vannes
Average Prices: USD 32 - 40

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  • 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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