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“Lovely "breakfast", coffee, and two dinners”

La Gloire de mon Pere
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Seillans
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Provencal post card with the terrasse set up around the fontain in the shade from the old planes trees.
London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely "breakfast", coffee, and two dinners”
Reviewed September 12, 2012

I really enjoyed our first night in Seillans, when we had a Saturday night dinner indoors (because of rain) on the 1st of September. They were accommodating as I am pregnant so I cannot have underdone meats, raw milk cheeses, etc. My young daughter was treated really well and overall we loved the meal. Only issue was that the owner's mother who acts as billing professional told us service was "not compris", and it totally was, so as we had been 7 for dinner, we paid quite a bit extra that was cheekily requested of us.

The next day we returned and sat outside late in the morning at the square for coffees and ice creams and it was perfect.

Our last night we returned for dinner and it was again, lovely - - this time outside, and even though it was September, the mosquitoes were rather active.

Our final morning we returned for a coffee, and learned that you need to hop down the "Grand Rue" to the boulangerie for your croissant. That said, it was brilliant to bring your own, and then have a lovely seat at the square for the cost of simply a cafe.

We plan to return!

  • Visited September 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We thought that we were returning to Le Relais d'Olea, which we had very much enjoyed last year (so much so that we returned 3 times), and sat at a table on the familiar side of the Place du Thouron.

The food was uninspiring (eg pasta which tasted as though it came from a packet rather than freshly made) and it was only mid-way through our meal that we spotted the change of name over the restaurant. The Gloire de mon Pere has now taken over both sides of the square, and unfortunately it has also brought down the quality to the lowest common denominator.

There are far better restaurants in Seillans / Fayence than this.

  • Visited September 2012
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Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous location, but...”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We set out to eat at Le Relais D'Olea, with this as back-up should Le Relais be full. We followed signs to it, but the Place du Thouron had only one restaurant - with two frontages. La Gloire had taken over Le Relais.

Eating in the Place du Thouron is just like being the middle of a set at the Olivier (National Theatre, London). There is the restored fountain in the middle - four spouts falling into buckets of roses. Huge plane trees form a canopy high over your head. Three "roads" - all cobbled and too narrow for modern traffic, and two sets of steps lead into the square from different angles, up and down. The old lavoir is gently illuminated near the fountain. Tables that must seat around a hundred fill the space and the place fills with a gentle hubbub of voices all enjoying the evening...

... but hardly any are French. That tells you a lot about the place. The food doesn't quite reach average. Perhaps it has fallen off with the lack of competition? The service is efficient and friendly and the prices OK.

It could be our choices of food from the 39 euro menu - but serving a pair of roasted tomatoes with every dish lacks imagination. I had a good maigret du canard - but six indifferent vegetables killed much of the pleasure.

What did look good - served at other tables - was the steak - frites from la carte. Just have that and a coffee (the deserts were a disappointment too) and you'll probably have agreat evening.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Location.”
Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

Ate here last Saturday and would highly recommend. Attentive staff and lovely food. Location is spot on for those who want a traditional French setting.

Not that expensive as other reviews suggest. They have a €29 or €39 set menu that is 3 course and changes monthly. Wine starts from €15.

It is busy in high season so if you want a quiet uninterrupted meal this may not appeal. Parking is also limited and it's a popular spot for mosquito's. But I personally overlook these to give this place 5 out of 5.

Will be coming here again when we next visit!

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Brussels, Belgium
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“Provence village atmosphere”
Reviewed August 22, 2012

Typical atmosphere from provence one century ago in the center of the village under the shade of 200 years old tries. Quality of the meal is typical and very good. Service is friendly and relax.

  • Visited August 2012
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