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La Gourmandiere

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Rue du Poignant, 56000, Vannes, France
+33 2 97 47 16 13
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We treated ourselves to dinner here while we were in Vannes, and I am delighted that we did. The restaurant is actually outside the town so you need to drive or get a taxi. We did notice a few rooms so it looks like some people do stay overnight. We each had the tasting menu, which sounded absolutely divine. Our... More 

Thank GenghisandOtherOne
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Our second time at this fantastic restaurant. We actually flew back to Vannes just to dine with Chef Samson. He is as good as any Michelin star chef. Like 2 years ago, his homard bleu is the best of many we had on our visit. His presentation and flavors are superb. The somm selected an amazing white Rhone, so much... More 

1 Thank James P
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Absolutely superb meal at La Gourmandiere tonight. In my opinion it is by far the best restaurant in Vannes. The quality and presentation of the food is second to none and the service was brilliant. Although our french is limited, they took the time to go through the menu and nothing was too much trouble. Oliver the chef is extremely... More 

Thank Foodlovee24
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55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016 via mobile

We went with two friends for lunch , we had often driven down the N165 and seen the sign writing on the roof , but never realised there was a hidden gem alongside the motorway . We all opted for the seasonal menu I had tuna the others had foigras, and we all had the delicious sweetbreads to follow rounded... More 

Thank Julia O
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Très très très bon repas!! We enjoyed 10 courses over 4 hours of the finest French cuisine available in Brittany. Oliver Samson is not only a superb chef, he is an extremely good sport!

Thank AWildSnorlax
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196 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2014

There's no question but that this chap is an accomplished chef. Ambiance is good if a little bleak and the service is good. Food is carefully selected and put together. But for me, I found the presentation got in the way. If your idea of Michelin presentation is very carefully balancing two bits of diced carrot with a red berry... More 

Thank Jon63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

We first came to La Gourmandière for dinner, over the weekend, with their gastronomic menu. We found it out of this world, a rare experience, truly world-class. A true signature. We came back on a week day, for lunch with family members, for the regular menu. It was quite a disappointment after the gastronomic experience.

Thank Pudgy2
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

Celebrated a birthday, five girlfriends. The combination of personal, friendly staff, almost cosy setting with very enjoyable food from first amuse to last sweet with some seasalt on top made an evening to remember! Extremly good value for our money, for food, service, wine. Dont miss out on this hidden getaway.

1 Thank KajsaStockholm
Gisborne, New Zealand
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Quality speaks the same language all over the world. As a group of 10 Kiwis, most of us had never been to a Michelin Star restaurant before (OK, so 1 or 2 in our group didn't know what a Michelin Star was.... Sorry).... But you can't mistake a place that does its job well. Simple, modern, tasteful surroundings; very good... More 

1 Thank JnKnz
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

Went with a group of 10 to enjoy some quality French cuisine. Had choice of 2 menus. Food was very nice, good wine list and received excellent service from the staff. Even gave us a sweet treat to take home and enjoy for breakfast.

Thank ukants

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$60 - $82
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Poignant, 56000, Vannes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Morbihan  >  Vannes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 97 47 16 13
Aurelia & Olivier Samson you reception for your biggest pleasure . In noon in the week we propose you Bistr' Aurelia, in evenings and weekend, it is Olivier's Table, 1* to the guide Michelin, 2 atmospheres and 2 styles to propose you the creative and generous kitchen which follows the rhythm of the seasons.

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