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“not as good as it looks” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Au Vieux Gassin

Au Vieux Gassin
Ranked #2 of 24 Restaurants in Gassin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $38
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Notre restaurant est ouvert tous les jours de : 11h45 à 14h15 18h45 à 21h30
Auckland
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“not as good as it looks”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

we visited on a hot day in August. There are a number of restaurants, side by side, on the terrace and the setting is idyllic. We were disappointed to find that there is really no view of the sea because the thick bushes next to the terrace wall are too high to see over when seated.
Never mind, we were in holiday mode and asked for advice on a long,cold drink . A drink was recommended and it turned out to be a child's 'traffic lights' drink with a syrupy taste. The waitress had become grumpy when we did not choose wine.
Another waitress was very helpful in explaining the menu to us but there was a long wait for our order and we had barely finished the first course when the next arrived.
We asked for a respite before ordering dessert/coffee. Having ordered the dessert it was banged down in front of me and it was evident that lingering wasn't encouraged.
The food was not as tasty or fresh as the menu suggested and it was a pity that the service did no justice to the surroundings.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank 8horses
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UK
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

We have eaten here this year and it is always very consistent. Friendly staff. In the winter it is very cosy if you are inside. highly recommend

Visited August 2012
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Thank jessie_bird1
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Huge Dissapointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

The name's pretty much the highlight. It's honestly all I can say. We arrived for probably the 100th time, as we had been in passed years and this gave us high expectations and standards. We as normal ordered and within ten minuetes our food had already arrived. Rather suspicious, we thought, though it only got more and more dissapointing as the evening hastened on. One of the ladies serving us was rather rude and hastened the meal so fast that the meal wasn't even close to enjoyable. Finally with dissapointing and rather perculiar starters and mains we splashed the cash for desert. It was okay but no where near as good as past years. Quite glad to get out.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Adam N
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Dissapointment”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Having used this resturant for 22 years, I feel sad to say I will not return. I have been twice in the last fortnight and have been disappointed both times. There appears to be a new chef and most of the staff are rude and rush you constantly, probably to get the next siting. The combination of food used for the dishes did not work and, for the amount paid, the whole experience was extremely disappointing. "Vieux" is certainly accurate; this restaurant's peak is in the past.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sue N
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food in a hurry...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We booked this restaurant for tea, after deciding it had the best menu on offer out of the five restaurants side by side in Gassin. We were told that the latest we could book was 7:15/ 7:30pm, however at the end of our meal (around 9:15pm) we were told there was going to be a second service starting...?
The starters were hearty portions and delicious, the mains were excellent and the puddings ok too. The staff were cheery and friendly, however we did feel the whole night we were being rushed in order to be cleared out so they could use our table for a second sitting. We were given our pudding menus to read whilst our son was still finishing his main course, and after having ordered puddings they came suspiciously quickly, the chocolate fondant was pretty cold. Fantastic food just spoiled a little by the atmosphere, but it didn't stop us having an enjoyable evening.
We booked this restaurant two nights in a row as the others were busy, so we will see how it goes tonight, and will update after...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank AilsaCalum
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