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“Found by chance, an unexpected pleasure”
Review of Au Vieux Guide

Au Vieux Guide
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in La Grave
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
shangri la
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Found by chance, an unexpected pleasure”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

We have been touring the Haute Alpes for some days, and this is one of the best places where we have eaten. The restaurant is in the village of La Grave, at about something less than 2000 m. The location is very nice, since it one of the few restaurants not located on the main (and only) road that bisects La Grave; you have to climb down a rather steep little path till you find the dehors that is the day eating place of the restaurant.
We had lunch, and all 5 liked what we had: different kinds of patés with onion confiture (amazing!), magret (breast) de canard with a light and savoury sauce tasting of orange (among other things), an aissette (choice) of cold meats, the raclette and wonderful desserts. Since it was very hot: no wine!
The service is average, the panorama outstanding with a view of La Meije, the glacier in front of La Grave, a bit hot under the awning. We had a look at the inside room while going to the toilet: very nice, rustic decorated with notes of red (cushions, napkins, etc.). Good value, we paid about 27 euros each, but really worthwhile

  • Visited August 2013
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Cheshire, UK
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“Magnifique”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

After a long day on the Alpe d'huez watching France's premier sporting event we managed to get a table at the Au Vieux Guide and sampled some of France's world famous cuisine.

We each had the 25 euro menu which gave a choice of starters, mains and desserts. Nigel had the Foie Gras, Rob and I both had the Salmon, fantastic. For mains Rob and I had the Roasted Pork Loin which was prepared and presented perfectly. Nigel went for the Cod and wasn't disappointed. The mains came with accompaniments and were followed by beautiful desserts.

The restaurant was busy and the atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. All in all this was the perfect end to a fantastic day. I would recommend that you book as it is very popular and does get busy.

  • Visited July 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Great Traditional French Restaurant.”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Friendly service and very good traditional Savoie cuisine. A Little cramped at times but it adds to the friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food, good prices”
Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Took the 25E tradition menu, 100% worth it. Very good cooking, served rapidly. Fine dining in La Grave !

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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
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“A very enjoyable meal at a sensible price”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

We had lunch at Au Vieux Guide on a weekday on the small but very pleasant terrace and were delighted by the both the food and service. There was a small hiccup with our order but that was immediately put right without any fuss. As for the food, the menus offer very good value with a lovely foie gras (both the terrine and pan fried versions were delicious) and a perfectly executed red mullet dish (with an excellent saffron sauce, not too rich, just perfect!). As for desserts, they are enjoyable too but perhaps not as spot on as starters and mains. Overall a very pleasant meal, we will definitely come back!

  • Visited July 2012
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