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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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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124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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5 of 5 stars 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
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

modern , pleasant decor in this 1 star michelin restaurant which has been open on this site on the edge of vannes for only about 18 months. young, friendly breton chef/owner is doing very good things in the kitchen. good value menu and wine list. all six of us loved our food. the service is spotty and slow[this is by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$62 - $84
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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?