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“Not the best food, but the view more than makes up for it!”
Review of La Verdoyante

La Verdoyante
Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Gassin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 29, 2011

This might be the prettiest backdrop we have ever eaten against anywhere. However, this restaurant is on the bottom of my Michelin Bib Gourmand list because the food is only good, not great.

I suppose the first giveaway is that the staff all speak good English. Not that we interacted with them in anything other than French, but that is usually the first indication that they cater to tourists rather than being a "local" dining experience. Still, the view is like a beautiful painting, with rolling hills all leading out to an azure sea.

In general, the French don't care if they fill their restaurant. So when you go to a "local" restaurant, you generally get fantastic and genuine attention from underworked waiters, and chefs who take pride in their cooking. At La Verdoyante that night, there was a full house. Still, that did not detract from the good service. And who am I to fault a French owner who wants to make more money? That happens in every city in the world unless that city happens to be in France.

Don't go expecting Bib Gourmand standards, and enjoy the beautiful views from the terrace while you dine. That's how you will max out the experience.

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Reviewed September 8, 2011

We went there on a Monday night and had a table outside. We chose the tasting menu for around 50 euros and we had a lovely meal and we were recommended a nice bottle of Rhone red.
The setting was wonderful and there were even some wild boar that came into the garden below.
We will certainly be going back.

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Reviewed September 5, 2011

I had to respond having read the last review. My family and friends go regularly to this restaurant and the quality of the food and service is excellent. Although I am British, I regularly visit St Maxime and know the Management at this restaurant very well. I find it very difficult to believe that anyone would be rude to a guest. This restaurant holds a Michelin Bib Gourmand and has an excellent al la carte. Book a table you will not be disappointed
Judy & Chris

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1  Thank Phillipsj0792
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Reviewed August 24, 2011

Booked a table for lunch at 1:30pm a couple of days ahead. Telephoned them from mobile at 1:20pm when in Gassin to ask how to find them (they are a little way out of town and we suspected that we were on the wrong road.) Manageress said that she had telephoned us at 1:00pm to try to confirm our booking but had been unable to reach us (unsurprising as we had left our landline number and we were in fact on the road at the time!) and so she had presumed that we were not turning up (why would you presume this?) and that unless we arrived in the next five minutes she would close the kitchen. Slightly startled we discussed in the car whether we should carry on with the endeavour, but as we actually turned out to be on the right road, we arrived at 1:35pm, flustered but rather pleased with ourselves for getting there so speedily.
However, the rather flustered manageress (?), perhaps having a difficult day, said that we were indeed too late for lunch. The restaurant looked to be about half full. Staff appeared to be working in the kitchen. Inexplicable French absurdity. As a result we sadly can not comment on food quality. View looked good. Slightly "older" lunchers. Menu had looked appetising. Diabolically rude (in both French and English). When we pointed out that it had been at her request that we had booked for 1:30pm she told us that we were lying. Basil Fawlty has died, turned French and gone to St Tropez. Quite, quite absurd. This manageress should retrain and join the Moscow Subway or something where her customer service talents would be appreciated.
We went up the hill back to Gassin and had a lovely meal with delightful service at the Pescadou. I recommend that you do the same.

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Reviewed August 4, 2011

Having pèserez Bouillabaisse few days before a family dinner,it was absolutely perfect.Food quality was excellent and somewhat difficult to imagine outside of the standard St Tropez environment .
Result is we are going back in a few days to experiment others food avenues.

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Thank momorussia
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