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“Inside & Out” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Gloire de mon Pere

La Gloire de mon Pere
Place du Thouron, 83440 Seillans, France
04 94 76 98 68
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Seillans
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Shirley, Surrey, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“Inside & Out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We ate here twice whilst staying in Seillans. First time, there were 5 of us, we sat inside due to "British" weather. The menu was extensive, without being too exhaustive, and we all managed to choose something that we enjoyed. My brother-in-law ventured to have frog's legs (when in France....) and thoroughly enjoyed the experience although they were too garlicky for my palate.

Second time, there were 8 of us, we sat outside. We all agreed that, again, the food was very good. The setting was very pleasant although you're somewhat enclosed by the restaurant and other buildings so there's no view as such. The waiting staff were very friendly speaking both French and English. This gave me a chance to try, with their encouragement, to converse in French but when it went haywire they reverted to English without making me feel awkward.

We had a great time and based on ambiance, food and service we would recommend this restaurant. Pricewise not cheap at all, but it's value for money and therefore did not feel overly expensive.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great outdoor restaurant with an abundance of character”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Great little restaurant in the heart of Seillans. Although not cheap, the food is very good and the staff take time to explain and ensure the eating experience is pleasurable.

Sitting is mostly outside in the square with a lovely fountain and very atmospheric.

Well worth a visit.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Netherlands
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“French Factory Feeling”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Is it bad? No, certainly not. Are waiters unfriendly? No, not at all. Is the atmosphere not good? No perfect: nice square where you can dine under the plane trees. Then what is wrong? Too much the impression that is a tourist money machine, where you are "a table" and not "a guest". Different people waiting on one table adds to the feeling and the prices are high compared to the good but not excellent quality of food. The restaurant used to be smaller (and better according to reliable local hearsay) but I had the impression I landed in a French Dinner Show. Not alltogether bad if you have a nice table and good company on that table but please upgrade the food and make the sevice less perfunctual.

Visited August 2013
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New Delhi, India
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere! Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Set in a magical courtyard in Seillans, with a medieval fountain in the middle amidst trees that almost look fake against the clear sky.
The food was brilliant and we had lamb chops, foie gras and escargot. The latter cannot be missed. Lovely wine and superb atmosphere. A tad expensive but overall a fantastic experience-one of the best meals we had in the Provence region. Eric(the owner) came over and spoke with us which was nice.
Make sure you are quiet if and when you walk through the lanes beyond the restaurant after dinner -we had a bucket of water thrown on us while we were talking and walking under some easily disturbed local residents.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant. The setting in front of the local fountain was very pretty and captured the bustle of the busy restaurant. We enjoyed a delicious evening meal and dessert from the menu of the day. Would recommend a visit.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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