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“The best place of Gassin” 4 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 #1 of 18 Restaurants in Gassin
Price range: $31 - $43
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
distroff
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“The best place of Gassin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The restaurant is located in the main place of Gassin. You could choose typical dishes of provence: Bouillabaisse (14€) and the famous "tarte tropezienne".
The children menu proposes original plates with day fish.

  • Visited July 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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Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“My pick on the rampart.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Wandering along the medieval rampart of Gassin, reading the menu boards of each of the restaurants which appear there every summer, is great fun but makes it difficult to choose between them. They are all side by side, all give more or lesser views out over the treed countryside below, all have canvas roof shading, and potted trees, or little vertical gardens, or flower vases. There is usually a gentle refreshing breeze, due to the height. My first decision
was for Le Vieux Gassin, at the far end of the rampart, because the menu had some interesting offerings. The food was very fresh, perfectly cooked, somewhat innovative, and served quickly. There may have been a new chef since last year. The staff were "just right", warm and chatty, efficient, and not overbearing. On later visits, I tried three of the other restaurants here but always went back to Le Vieux Gassin. Unlike some other reviewers, I did not feel rushed along by the staff, but I always went very early, at 6.30pm, because they do like to have a second sitting.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent staff and food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We have eaten here many times in the past although not for about 6 years.
Having read some of the reviews,that were mixed we thought we would try it again.
A great experience ,the staff were excellent and the food was(as before) superb.
If you order the profiteroles make sure you leave plenty of room,it's enough for 4!
Try the Bouillebasse,it's fantastic.

Visited July 2013
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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“Pure bliss ....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Charming, the staff is lovely, the food is simple but very nice. A french table as we like it. Congratulation.

  • Visited April 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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Auckland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“not as good as it looks”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

we visited on a hot day in August. There are a number of restaurants, side by side, on the terrace and the setting is idyllic. We were disappointed to find that there is really no view of the sea because the thick bushes next to the terrace wall are too high to see over when seated.
Never mind, we were in holiday mode and asked for advice on a long,cold drink . A drink was recommended and it turned out to be a child's 'traffic lights' drink with a syrupy taste. The waitress had become grumpy when we did not choose wine.
Another waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu to us but there was a long wait for our order and we had barely finished the first course when the next arrived.
We asked for a respite before ordering dessert/coffee. Having ordered the dessert it was banged down in front of me and it was evident that lingering wasn't encouraged.
The food was not as tasty or fresh as the menu suggested and it was a pity that the service did no justice to the surroundings.

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