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“An amazing place to eat .. excellent food, but ...” 4 of 5 stars
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Manoir de la Grassinais
12 Allee de la grassinais, 35400 Saint-Malo, France
02 99 73 81 33 00
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Ranked #97 of 275 Restaurants in Saint-Malo
Price range: $30 - $74
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“An amazing place to eat .. excellent food, but ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

We stayed at this hotel on our return to Scotland from our French home. The hotel is clean, very basic, but friendly and helpful.

The restaurant however is something else. We had looked at the menu on a prior visit, but the restaurant is closed on a Sunday and therefore we couldn't eat there. Modern, with rather "in your face" paintings, this is quite a place. Fortunately, we decided to eat early (the restaurant was exceptionally busy). The menu was innovative and exciting, and the food we chose excellent. We have a wonderful lobster/sea food type bisque/soup and then fillet steak. Sadly, when the steak appeared it was not "bleu", but the wife of the owner very politely took away our plates and returned sometime later, with apologies, with another perfectly cooked steak. The desert was wonderful, again most unusual and exceptionally appealing to the eye. We were I repeat, very happy to have dined early. Our food was exceptional (despite the problem with the steak). However, there was a young girl obviously dining with her grandfather - sitting at a table next to us, and we noticed that they waited over one and a half hours for their first course, and almost as long for the main course. They were not well pleased and very agitated. Another table a little further away actually got up and left because they had waited similarly for their food.

This is such a shame, because the food is worth a visit, but I am certain that had we too had to wait this length of time, we would also have walked out. There is no excuse for such poor timing in any restaurant. The restaurant was busy, but that is no excuse. The chef obviously knows his business, and this place deserved the support it has -- for its food. But, certainly not for the service.

We will try again and see whether the situation has changed. It is as I said worth a visit.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Clare, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Excellent food - efficient service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

After 12 days touring in France and eating wonderful food we were hoping that our final night would be as good - it was not" good".......... - it was exceptional! Beautiful restaurant, efficent service and lovely food - thank you for ending our holiday on a high note.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey CI
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Come dine in it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2010

I foud this resturant on my satnav so I was hoping it would be good. What a gem Food to die for not a pile of Chips & lettuce on a plate. I will be going back to lunch there again Lunch cost 16.50eu for 2 courses. Some meals you cant remember what you ate next day, this one was unforgettable for all the right reasons. Its handy if you want to shop at La Madelaine or the Cora.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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