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Le Germinal

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9 cours de la Vilaine, 35510 Cesson-Sevigne, France
+33 2 99 83 11 01
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Sat 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had a super supper. Great value for money and river views although the tide was low! We ate the €32 menu and began with oysters, followed by a delicious pork main course, finished off with a traditional apple tart. I'd visit again.

Thank srcox
Espoo, Finland
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147 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

It looks very promising at first and dishes are presented very nicely, as so service is. However i found my food not too especial and the meat was not specially tender, so a bit disappointed. Price was fairly OK for what I'm used to, not very expensive. However we had better food downtown Rennes for even less money.

Thank Luar_LM
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Lovely set, five course meal for €32. Traditional French fair with a twist. Had the tuna to start (melt in the mouth) followed by the beef which was amazing!!! Others in party had the escargot and mullet. I finished with the cheese and others had the fresh fruit which was Devine. Excellent staff and grammar views into the river.

Thank Kirstie M
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

I had the best veal sweetbreads in my life. There are at least three kinds of fresh fishes on the menu. While the wine selection is relatively limited, even the wines by the glass are fine. The windows serve to the river and in good weather there is a very friendly terras.

Thank Peter H
Paris, France
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been there many times for a short trip for work. It has always been really good. To summarize my score : - excellent service - good products - changing menu with always very surprising things - always a dish and entrance with fish - good place to have a quiet diner My suggestion : more organic products would... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

A very nice setting staffed by competent helpful people serving excellent food at fair prices: all four of us will recommend it and will return. It woulds be delightful on a nice summer day, but we were unlucky on 6th Nov 15 - it didn't stop raining, it did not detract from a delightful lunch in nice surroundings with bright... More 

Thank Trevor S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

Set in a converted water mill straddling a branch of the river Vilaine to the east of Rennes, this lovely hotel and restaurant gives visitors the impression of being on a smooth first class river cruise. We were given a very friendly welcome and made to feel at home. Our room was clean and comfortable. Beginning with an excellent, neatly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Wonderful experience. A group of 15 of us sat down to a wonderful meal. The ambience looking out over the river set the scene. The presentation of the food and quality I could not fault Service was impeccable .Overall a dining experience that I will remember for a long time

Thank kenhall1942

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $45
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 cours de la Vilaine, 35510 Cesson-Sevigne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cesson-Sevigne
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 83 11 01
  • This restaurant is at Le Germinal

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?