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French, European
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have now been several times to Auberge de la Mole and decided upon a visit last evening. Eight of us had a table in the courtyard and settled down for a night of rustic French cooking. We were interested how they would cope with...Covid and the usual ritual of placing bowls on the table to help yourself. They managed admirably. Service by the young staff was excellent and they made you immediately feel relaxed. We drank the local wine, the rose being better than the white for my taste, but it was all, including the red, very drinkable. The range of pates were served on a plate for the table and consisted of fine pate, pate de tete, smooth chicken liver pate and course pate de campagne. All of it was delicious served with griddled bread and a range of rolls. I knew not to over indulge on the bread and pate and it was a good decision. A selection of entrees came next of which we had to choose one each and I opted for the omelette with ceps which was delicious- probably the best omelette I have ever eaten. My wife and a friend shared the green salad that they declared delicious whilst others went for the crayfish and someone else a plate of smoked salmon. All of it was excellent. Several opted for the Confit Duck as a main course and whereas my wife was not too enamoured, those who hadn't tasted confit de canard before were very impressed. Two of us pushed the boat out and went for the fillet steak with foie gras - rich, indulgent but in my view, the dish to triumph all others. I was pleased I didn't partake of the slab of potato however as that would have finished me off. A plate of cheeses came next and we could choose as much or little as we liked. The rocquefort was particularly good but it was all worth the calories. Finally, a small selection of puddings arrived (the 'tarte tatin' comes automatically whether you want a pudding or not) accompanied by several other choices, one of which was stewed prunes - probably a good option after all the food consumed. I tasted the chocolate mousse - wonderful and the creme caramel, also very good. The menu is 55 Euros a head and be warned that it is cash only, no credit/debit cards. Including all the wine, 5 generous courses and a sizeable tip, it came to 100 Euros a head - a snip for the St. Tropez area and if you want to eat good rustic French food, put Auberge de la Mole on your list of eating places. It is 30 minutes outside of St. Tropez itself but in my opinion, worth the drive.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every year one of our highlights of French Cuisine...looking already forward to return already. Make sure you have a reservation!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed June 30, 2021

Right in the centre, next to the church of this little village-town in the St Tropez hinterland, this is a must visit if you ever come within car-distance. 2 menus, of which the "little" one is more than sufficient, are absolutely gorgeous. The wine list...has Chateau Margaux, Chateau d'Yquem, Petrus and so forth, and all are available from the cellar; I specifically asked! Don't miss it; far, far better than the bling-bling of St Tropez!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

First visit for a number of years but still the same great place. Really friendly and welcoming staff, who are genuinely engaged and enthusiastic, we were being treated by our friends, but had forgotten that they don’t take cards, we quickly realised that we didn’t...have enough cash between us, but the staff asked where we lived, and said we could drop the cash off the following morning, I am writing this review having just paid for last nights meal, and am enjoying a swift beer! The food is sublime, but expect local fresh ingredients, well cooked and lots of it. Appetisers comprise of 5 different pates and terrines with warm bread and toast, starters were excellent and the main course of fillet beef Rossini was outstanding, a small apple tart followed, then a selection of cheese, and then more deserts! Set menu of 55 € is exceptional value, very good wine list, and a great atmosphere. All in all an exceptional place great ambiance and really good valueMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2019

I know La Mole since the 70ies. I come back whenever my travels bring me to the region. La Mole is unparalleled in the World. La Mole is a feast, La Mole is unsurpassed. Just go there and eat - it is worth to travel...any distance. I know the menu by heart but I want you to discover for yourself. Thank you Rene RIP and his children and grandchildren.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous traditional old fashioned restaurant. Don’t eat before you go as the set menu is vast and rich and utterly delicious!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 25, 2019 via mobile

A group of us had dinner here last week. It’s a unique experience. We sat outside under an awning, nice warm weather but some road noise from outside. Friendly staff. Starters and desert are left on the table in large bowls to help yourself to,...second starters and mains are ordered individually and cheese is served from a large cheeseboard Five different pate and pickles with bread for starter, delicious, especially the smooth duck one. Lovely bread. I had mushroom omelette for second starter, absolutely delicious. Tournedos Rossini for mains, well cooked and tasty. Cheese a great selection, particularly Rocquefort and Thom, and a decent Camembert. Desserts were poached pears, chocolate mousse, poached prunes, and a couple more I can’t recall. Wine list ranges from very local at decent prices to ambitiously priced well known fine wines. We went very local L’Ecuyer 2016 red at 30E a bottle, truly delicious and cheaper than shown on Vivino! Various white and rose also well received. Restaurant was pretty lively, and we had an enjoyable time despite quite a raucous group on nearby table Left feeling very full, despite trying to pace ourselves. And all of the above for 55E, six miles from St Tropez! Fantastic value, will go back but maybe leave it a year or so!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019

A group of us visited 'Auberge de la Mole' on a Thursday evening and were given a nice table outside under the canopy. It can be a little noisy as lorries and motorbikes zoom past on the road and two other large tables of diners...made it a little too boisterous. The wine was very drinkable if not the highest quality of our week in the area and the format of the food is quite unique. Bread arrived to accompany the 5 bowls of pate that were left on the table to help yourself. My favourite was the 'Pate de Campagne', a rustic firm pate that was delicious. Others preferred the smooth duck pate but there is plenty of choice but be warned, do not fill up with too much bread and pate or what follows will probably defeat you.You have to order the entree and the main course and there is a reasonable selection. Escargots were given as an option for an entree but wasn't written on the menu - I should have opted for these but wasn't eating bread that evening so went instead for the Grenouilles (frogs' legs'). These were disappointing and as I didn't want to pick them up and suck off the meat due to the small bones, ended up leaving most of them - I wouldn't repeat this choice. The main hit as an entree was the 'Omelette de Champignons' which everyone who ordered it raved about. Next came the main courses. My wife went for the duck breast that she didn't enjoy as it was tough as some other reviewers have said, whilst some who opted for the Confit of duck didn't particularly enjoy that either, bit others did. I went for the 'Beef Rossini', the fillet steak being very well cooked and the foie gras warm and delicious. It is rich, but in my opinion, worth going for. The slab of potatoes that accompanied each meal was not necessary and most of us left it. Following the main course, the cheese board is offered and consisted on a reasonable selection, the Roquefort in particular being very good. On a previous visit, the cheese board was left on the table but this time, perhaps due to the large number of diners or previous waste, a waiter cut the cheese for you and put small pieces on your plate. Like the pate, the puddings are placed on the table in bowls for you to help yourself. I simply ate some prunes that were very nice but the main hit amongst our group, was the Chocolate and Cream concoction which those who had it said was very rich but enjoyable. What put me off somewhat, was a young couple on another table who had the large bowls in front of them and were dipping their spoons into it and tasting, before dipping their spoons in again. This would then be served to a different table so not something I appreciated - fortunately, we were served new bowls of puddings! Beware that the restaurant is cash only and if in the St. Tropez area is a must do for a unique dining experience, but my advice would be to pace yourself whilst keeping off too much bread and potatoes else you could end up loosening your belt more than you expect. Value for money was very good for such an experience and the service was attentive and fun. Make time to visit the toilet which is upstairs, as this takes you on a route through the middle of the kitchen which is a sight to behold with the team of chefs preparing the meals in a small and hot environment with slabs of fillet steak and sizzling pans on the cooker - not something you experience every day!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019

We are so lucky that this wonderful resturant in on our doorstep in the village.Although extremely busy for a Sunday lunch,the service and food were excellent. If you've never been I would highly recommend this dining experience which is quite unique.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is always consistently great and offers terrific value. My general advice is have a very light lunch on the day that you dine here as there is so much food served you are completely full as the many deserts arrive. The pâtés, escargot,...steak with foie gras, cheese plate, apple tart, chocolate mousse are all memorable.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4