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“Great food in a hurry...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Au vieux Gassin

Au vieux Gassin
Place dei Barri, 83580 Gassin, Saint-Tropez, France
+33 4 94 56 14 26
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Ranked #3 of 15 restaurants in Gassin
Price range: $21 - $41
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great food in a hurry...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We booked this restaurant for tea, after deciding it had the best menu on offer out of the five restaurants side by side in Gassin. We were told that the latest we could book was 7:15/ 7:30pm, however at the end of our meal (around 9:15pm) we were told there was going to be a second service starting...?
The starters were hearty portions and delicious, the mains were excellent and the puddings ok too. The staff were cheery and friendly, however we did feel the whole night we were being rushed in order to be cleared out so they could use our table for a second sitting. We were given our pudding menus to read whilst our son was still finishing his main course, and after having ordered puddings they came suspiciously quickly, the chocolate fondant was pretty cold. Fantastic food just spoiled a little by the atmosphere, but it didn't stop us having an enjoyable evening.
We booked this restaurant two nights in a row as the others were busy, so we will see how it goes tonight, and will update after...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London
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221 reviews 221 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Lovely spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Not much to choose between the three (?) restaurants lined up together along the terrace overlooking the drop towards the sea. However, this one stands out on this occasion for the dazzling (and startling) efficiency of its service and natural friendliness of its staff. Good choice of dishes and wines. For better food experience, probably wiser to stick to the simpler dishes.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A good place to eat in Gassin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

Took our order quite quickly. Starter arrived soon. Main course came quickly too. Staff very attentive. Keen to please.

Quality of food - good.

Staff were rushing around a lot but then there's a tight window when everyone arrives all at once.

The lady manager appeared to run a tight ship!

Altogether no dramas.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Annecy-le-Vieux, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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“avoid”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

the worst restaurant in Gassin. Tourist trap, service is poor. Typically what I hate in France (and I'm french).

Visited April 2011
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Stockholm
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Our favourite in Gassin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My father owns a property nearby Gassin (La Croix Valmer) so we know the area prettty well. Usually we spend 3 weeks each summer and each time we book a table "Aux Vieux Gassin" who quickly became one of our favourite restaurant in this neighbourhood. Pros: Very good menu with many choices, which makes it hard to make a choice. The food is really nice but surely some options are better than others. I was a bit dispointed with the rabbit last time though. I surely made better choices in my past visits :-)
I was very suprised to read another review, complaining about the service, which in my opinion is good. The staff is running all the time. What I do not like though, is that the owner pushes their kids to work and get trained. They are only kids, not even 16 and I am in doubt it is legal.
PS: Gassin is such a wonderful small village, you should not miss it, if you visiting this aera (St Tropez, Ste Maxime, Cavalaire).

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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