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“Superbe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Le Gindreau

Le Gindreau
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dublin
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Superbe!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

St Medard is a tiny, beautiful village containing this gem of a restaurant. We were fortunate to be withing walking distance, which meant we could enjoy lovely wines to accompany the magnificent food. We dined outdoors on the terrace, which has a lovely outlook over the valley, and is less formal than a dining room. Lovely staff who tolerated our poor French with good humour, and then tried their English, to help. I was concerned that we would find the whole experience 'snooty', especially as we had our sons with us, who, although adults, have not really experienced fine-dining. I needn't have worried -they, and the rest of us, thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. One comment was , "This is the most tender piece of lamb I've ever eaten". We decided to share 4 different desserts which we passed around the table -our waiters were amused, but encouraged us to enjoy. Which we did!

  • Visited July 2013
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Hove
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The excellence continues”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

It is very difficult to effect a smooth transition in ownership in any business and I would think that this is particularly true with a high standard restaurant. But Le Gindreau seems to have pulled this off very well indeed with the new owners making small, subtle changes while keeping much that is so good about the quality of food, presentation and service that Alexis and Martine Pelissou have worked so hard to create. All I can say is that we had a great lunch there yesterday and we’ll be back. One important side note. We are vegetarians and at Le Gindreau this has always been accommodated without any difficulty at all. This looks like it will continue. There were three veggies in our party of five yesterday and everybody was able to have exactly what they wanted. It was a joy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Fredericia, Denmark
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145 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
“Still Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Went here for a family celebration in july. We were worried that the food would change as the new owner is scheduled to take over after the summer. However we were not dissapointed. The food were as good as ever, and there were even some pleasant new changes. They said they will try to change the menu more frequently while keeping the favorites. Service and food was top notch, the only complaint was that they no longer offer the Grand Mariner Souffle for dessert. We utered our dissapointment with this so maybe it will return. So do not worry, I do not think that this place will change as much as Le Recreation did after new owners took over.

  • Visited July 2013
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Michelin starred dining in the Lot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

Exquisite cuisine on beautiful terrace on hillside. We had 4 courses after the delicious house coctail, canapes and the amuse bouche. Great for a special occasion.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Mark S
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Cras, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“the best so far....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Of all the restaurants in the lot that I have eaten at, and that's quite a few, this is the best so far, no argument, everything was perfect, nothing at all to criticise, it's expensive, but worth every penny...

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Mark F
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