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“We had been warned - enjoyed the experience”
Review of Le Gobelet - CLOSED

Le Gobelet
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Reviews indicate that = food is bordering upon excellent but the service is somewhere near the opposite. Also the restaurant's menu posted on the door warns customers of service expectations. Consequently, we booked and went along without high expectations.

Both couples are seasoned traveller's having visited France frequently. The ambience of the decor with open log fire, posters on the wall and general bric brac just lend to the atmosphere.

We were warmly greeted by Mde. Mirelle who seated us - explained the " specials" in a heavy French accent.

We - 2 couples ordered the escargot and scallops as entree and rabbit and duck as mains, with accompanying wine (fully licensed).

The entrees arrived in reasonable time however the mains took almost another 60 minutes to arrive - however we were warned - expectations met.

Food = escargot and scallops were as good as it gets, mains ? - rabbit was excellent - whole rabbit in a beautiful white wine sauce - the couple that had the duck were not so impressed - accompanied by a too rich red wine jus - spoilt the dish.

Summary, read the reviews, make up your mind - then if you love French provincial cooking go. The restaurant is a 2 person show as reviews correctly identify - chef (husband) in kitchen and Mirelle single handily managing the front of house. Mirelle has a wicked sense of humour, responds to schoolboy/girl French - entertaining, friendly > we thoroughly enjoyed our evening/experience and hope to return next year > recommended!

4  Thank Vada
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We did book, but it didn't seem to make a difference. The hostess was charming and undoubtedly entertaining, but the wait for our food was unbelievable and the explanation was that there were only herself and her husband. She kept popping in with updates, but it got a bit 'over the top'. There didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the delivery of food, people who came in much later got theirs earlier. When the food did arrive it was good.
The restaurant was drafty and we had to sit with our coats wrapped around our legs.
It was an interesting experience - a bit Faulty Towers - but we won't be going back any time soon.

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1  Thank wotafrog
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

The food is classic (straight out of Escoffier) and excellently prepared. The French Onion Soup was exactly as it should be. The service was friendly, slightly disorganised, but that simply added to the charm. Le Gobelet has character; an honest warmth that we thoroughly enjoyed (I think they prefer you to make a reservation).

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3  Thank William B
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

A friend warned us that Le Gobelet was going to be an interesting experience. We were warned that it woudl be a long and entertaining dinner. The host and the chef were hilarious. Our meals took a while (we were warned) but the food was amazing!

2  Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed 26 May 2013

Having read earlier reviews we were prepared for a different style of service and we got what we expected. A tad disorganised but well humoured. This was more than made up for by the wonderful flavours - the rabbit was gorgeous and the coq au vin was excellent

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Thank MarcusBRandwick
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