We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rive Gauche

Certificate of Excellence
+ Add cuisine
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5 place Gambetta, 56000, Vannes, France
02 97 47 02 40
Improve this listing
Add hours for Rive Gauche and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 230 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 132
  • 78
    Very good
  • 8
  • 7
  • 5
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
A nice place with high-quality food

A lovely place to enjoy a home-made cooking with fresh products. Saint- Jacques shells are delicious . The decoration is very cosy. The restaurant is very well located , close to the city center and overlooks the marina. The staff is very pleasant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Dominique F
Le Pecq, Ile-de-France, France
Add Photo Write a Review

230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Le Pecq, Ile-de-France, France
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to enjoy a home-made cooking with fresh products. Saint- Jacques shells are delicious . The decoration is very cosy. The restaurant is very well located , close to the city center and overlooks the marina. The staff is very pleasant.

Thank Dominique F
County Wicklow, Ireland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We had a delicious meal here,we went for the set menu and it was classic French food served with panache.The waiter looked after the whole room single handed,and with good humour. It is a small space and very popular,we hadn't booked but we arrived early so we were lucky to get a table.The location is very central and we would... More 

Thank kanethomas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If you are looking for fresh food in a lovely settings and service with a smile this is the place for you. Wether you are couple, business or family, I've just had my third meal, spread over 2 years and have been impressed again. Simply delicious, not fussy but delicate food in season and at a very decent price tag... More 

Thank AroundTheGlobe2000
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank jennRobw
Truro, Cornwall
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

Thank CMcTruro_Cornwall
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level Contributor
201 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

Thank samandhenry
Lizio, France
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Susan C
Rennes, France
1 review
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!

Thank Karen H
Paris, France
Level Contributor
139 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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.

Thank balay29
Totnes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank Orchard1205

Travelers who viewed Rive Gauche also viewed


Been to Rive Gauche? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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


Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Rive Gauche and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Rive Gauche staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?