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“Very good” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Verdoyante

La Verdoyante
route de Coste Brigade, 83580 Gassin, Saint-Tropez, France
0494561623
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Ranked #5 of 20 Restaurants in Gassin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Was recommended this restaurant by another restaurant and we can understand why....not only a lovely setting but very lovely food too.starters of raw fish with a really good dressing of lime and soy were a really good start to the meal but I wish I had the crumble of avocado and scallop! Next for me was the king prawn risotto which was light and very tasty while my other diners were really pleased with the duck served with figs and the roasted lamb....followed by excellent puddings this is obviously a well followed and trusted restaurant that delivers in all the right places.would highly recommend and would love to return .

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal and wonderful hosts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We made a reservation here months in advance to secure a table with a view of the beautiful vineyards and wildlife. We loved our traditional Provencal meal in this gorgeous setting. The views of Saint Maxime across the bay are lovely - we were lucky enough to catch some fireworks! The host came to check in on us several times during the evening and answered our many questions about the property. It was wonderful to learn the history behind the menus - one includes homestyle recipes from the original owners of La Verdoyante which we were eager to try. It is definitely worth visiting La Verdoyante for a transporting experience and delicious meal.

  • 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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London England
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85 reviews 85 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“lovely setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This restaurant has an undeniably lovely outlook from its terrace but the tables are quite spread out & we found the service rather poor. I think we were unlucky but initially we sat for a long time after being asked whether we would like an aperitif - as we had asked for wine this seemed to confuse them so were left alone for a considerable time - annoyingly whilst one of the front of house staff chatted for at least 15 minutes with a couple on a nearby table. When our order was taken it was obviously lost along the way & we waited over 1 hour before receiving the starter. Although there were apologies we were not offered a drink on the house which was in my opinion a reason not to return. However they are busy so obviously not too bothered about losing a few clients along the way. The food was very good but portions were on the mean side i.e. 2 tiny (delicious) pieces of toast served with the foie gras no hope of getting anymore as service was difficult enough on this large terrace. A request for saute potatoes resulted in being served 1 small potato fanned out on a small plate - just looked ridiculous.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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La Condamine, Monaco
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“It's back. French cuisine at its best with a view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

French cuisine has taken a downturn generally. Thus refreshing to find this little auberge with a stunning view of the sea and the hills with exceptionally good menu choices. I had the avacado and scallop crumble to start, followed by the gambas both of which were exceedingly good. My partner had both the foie gras choices. Lovely setting, dress casual chic, enjoy the sunset, the smiling staff, and the excellent food. Yep, thanks to one or two restos like this, one's faith in the good traditional french cuisine is restored.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toulon, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Gone downhill”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This is a magical place, and used to be a magical restaurant. When we revisited last year, the transformation was deeply disappointing. The welcome was cool, terrace furniture in poor condition and the food - what happened to the food? Tasteless (in both senses) and unimaginative, it was also presented crudely. The place seems to trade on its name, and the prices are unrelated to the poor quality. What a shame.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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