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Gilles

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2 Rue de la Pie qui Boit, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
+33 2 99 40 97 25
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As previous reviewers have said this is a hidden gem. Small but perfectly formed. The interior decoration is immediately calming and relaxing. The service is that perfect blend of care and assistance when when required without being obtrusive. Gilles is run by a husband and wife team, he in the kitchen and she front of house. On the evening we... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent family run restaurant in terms of friendly and competent service, super quality and good value. We were delighted with it last year. Back in St Malo recently we thought it might be interesting to find somewhere else to eat - but having looked around we found nothing we were more impressed by. Sometimes it can be... More 

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Thank Colin G
Hampshire
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255 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this restaurant in the back streets of Saint Malo, having despaired of finding somewhere that didn't sell pancakes! There is a smallish menu with a range of interesting dishes and we found the quality of cooking very good. The menu is either 26 euros for to course or 32 euros for three. Worth finding your way here.

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Thank Hampshirevoyager
Quebec City, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Very small family owned restaurant in the heart of St. Malo. The ambiance is great; calm and soothing. The service is superb; the staff is very attentive and ensure that the experience is perfect. The presentation and quality of the food is simply outstanding. I was in St. Malo for 5 days and ate at Restaurant Gilles twice. I highly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

Interesting restaurant, recommended by Dominique from Hotel Quic en Groigne, two streets down, and owned by Eliane and Philippe Poignand, he in the kitchen, she at the front, with that night a young man to help with the ten tables. The very sober decor in pale gray renovated in 2014, gives the restaurant an elegant and minimalist look. A nice... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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102 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We arrived late in Saint Malo and our B&B host managed to get us a reservation here. We were exhausted from a very long drive and were not expecting to generate much enthusiasm for a dinner. But the staff here rose to the occasion and provided us with a wonderful meal and experience. I had some of the freshest oysters... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

You can chose from different Menues. Everything is gr8t. Gentleman, Wine is fine, but the local Beer here is a good one. Gr8t Value for Money. Lovely Service can translate the french card in English. My starter favorite are Oysters with the Vinegrage.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

A trip to St Malo is not complete without a visit to Gilles. The food is second to none. It is a small restaurant with one waitress, she is calm, charming and amazingly efficient, the food is SUPERB, from tha amuse bouche through to the dessert. The flavours are wonderful and the presentation is mouthwatering. This restaurant is Michelin recommended... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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91 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

We were shocked that there were not more diners here, because the entire experience was fabulous, from the muted gray satiny decor, to the Mozart Piano Concertos playing quietly overhead. The menu is simple, and you choose from combinations that can include starters, main course and dessert. First an amuse bouche of inventive carrot and orange whipped with a spicy... More 

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San Francisco
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Modern, clean, dining room matches the modern, creative menu from the chef, while the service is classic, unobtrusive, yet warm and efficient. We suspect that this is one of the best choices in St Malo if you want to step up a notch from fast eating and tourist crowds. The flavor balance of the fish dishes in particular was finely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $53
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue de la Pie qui Boit, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 40 97 25

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?