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“Just lovely” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant de la Vieille Tour

Restaurant de la Vieille Tour
1, rue de la porte peinte, 89310 Noyers-sur-Serein, France
0386828736
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $23
Cuisines: French, International, European, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Young couple behind the stove serving traditional dishes and local specialties. Two different maincourses every day, one vegetarian, the other slowfood. Open hearth, apparent stones and vault, beautifull private terasse, ideal for romantic dinner. Cyclists can get all the pasta they need, and special requests shall be attended if possible. Featured in lonely planet, rough guide, routard, anwb and more.
Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Just lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We booked in advance as recommended on here and had a delicious meal for two. The patron was charming and helpful, the food was very good. The gazpacho of watermelon and feta an ideal starter for a hot evening. It was simply a lovely meal.
The customers were predominantly from USA which I suppose was no surprise given it's rating on here, but was a first for us this trip!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Magnifique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

One of the best dinners we had on our trip. The menu is based on what is freshly available on the day, so there is no set menu. The restaurant is run by a husband and wife team, with our host out front providing a wealth of information on the local wines and a quirky sense of humour. On the night we were there, fresh asparagus soup was on the menu, which we couldn't go past, and we noticed nor could the locals who were also dining. It was delicious. For mains my husband chose the beef burgundy that came with a ricotta and white truffle ravioli and fresh cooked seasonal vegetables. I chose the guinea fowl that came with a combination of rices and a rich sauce that included bacon, wine and onion served with parsnip, carrot and fresh greens. Both meals were a delight. We just had to include a dessert and I settled for the special of the day, a fresh fig baked in a red wine sauce served with vanilla ice cream, home made of course and toasted almonds, and my husband chose the house specialty, a gingerbread pie served with vanilla ice cream. Both desserts being wonderful. We chose a house wine that was a lovely rich burgundy red that complimented our dinner. My mouth is watering again just recalling our meal! All at a reasonable price of 52 euro in total. An absolutely wonderful dining experience, not to be missed.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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restaurateurX, Propriétaire at Restaurant de la Vieille Tour, responded to this review, July 7, 2014
Thank you very much for the time you've taken to reccomend us. After the previous two reviews it's of enormous value to us to read that we're on the right path. I hope we'll have the pleasure of receiving you another time. Kind regards Hélène and Laurens
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Frankfurt, Germany
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202 reviews 202 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 86 cities Reviews in 86 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
“Absolutely Incredible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This was one of our favorite meals of our 2.5 week trip! the owner (and server) was friendly and helpful, and each dish was exquisite. I only wish that we would have had more time in town to dine there again. Do not miss out on this gem!

Visited April 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Simple and perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had lunch on a blue sky spring day in the wonderful courtyard at la Vielle tour. The menu is very simple, you basically get whatever the chef has cooked on the day. We had foie gras and local beef stew. All was delighful, simple and all that is good about Burgundian cooking. The waiter who I believe is the owner is quirky, informative, approachable with a great sense of humour. The wine list is local and very fairly priced. Cannot speak highly enough of this place. Make sure you make a reservation because the covers are limited and he will not accept more than his standards allow. Good work. Tres bon.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
“The perfect experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Our Australian family of four (parents, son and daughter) recently spent 5 nights in Noyers and on 3 of those nights we dined with Laurent and his beautiful family. The restaurant serves good honest authentic food from a menu designed daily on available fresh ingredients. We asked Laurent to choose the wines for us as his knowledge is excellent. As it was the off season we had the pleasure of being able to talk with Laurent each evening. It was such a delight to meet him and his family. For us, a restaurant should be a total experience it is not just about the entrée or dessert but should be about the host/staff, the food and the ambience. La Vielle Tour has it all. We hope to return one day. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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