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Le Relais du Vieux Sauvaire

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Route des Cretes | Corniche de la pierre d'Avenoun, 83980, Le Lavandou, France
+33 4 94 22 02 32
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Bern, Switzerland
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2015

this resto is not only about food, most local for the day, to eat and a few hours on the pool side. the restaurant is highly acclaimed with multiple awards as for the resto food, this is a pretty good place. I had melted goat cheese on salad and even though it was good, it did not reach the excellence... More 

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Europe
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219 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Very much in the middle of nowhere and a half, but extremely worthwhile a visit. It lies on a ridge overlooking the coast and is quite a modest restaurant but with great facilities, outdoor dining, a generous pool, a serviceable tennis court and a wonderful view of the islands. Unique location, very special. It is on the ridge acessible either... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

We had spent the morning cycling up the hill from le Lavandou via Borme. We received a warm welcome and were shown to our table in the covered outdoor area. The view over the hills and down to the coast was spectacular. The fixed price menu had some great choices - we chose a half pizza for a starter, followed... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

When in the area I always make a visit to le relais du vieux Sauvaire and have never been disappointed. We usually arrive from the direction of La Mole and the scenery on the way up is stunning. After the chic restaurants of St Tropez, this cosy family run restaurant is a welcome change. Very good traditional pizza's and other... More 

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Chamonix, France
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368 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

When is really hot in summer along the coast,don't worry,just get your car and drive up at 400 meters along la Route de Cretes over Rayol and Le Lavandu.Don't forget to bring a sweater even in august....The restaurant is rustic,with a big swimming pool and a nice terrace overlooking the sea and islands.You'll be greated with a smile and the... More 

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Roskilde, Denmark
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012

This summer we had the pleasure to eat at this nice place twice. The setting of this place is really nice, placed high on a mountain ridge (some 450 meter) overlooking the sea and the islands. I will recommend taking the long and winding road from Bormes les Mimosas as it gives some really nice views of the coast and... More 

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French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, France
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Pizza's just aren't my thing but I'll beat a path up the Col de Canadel anytime to go have a pizza provencale at the Vieux Sauvaire on the "cretes" between Le Rayol-Canadel and Bormes-les-Mimosas. Only open during the summer season, the view of the Isles d'Or is spectacular and if you're eating there, you're welcome to use their pool before... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2012

This is more than a restaurant. Pizza and fish as good as you will ever find on earth. Deserts inc baked alaska and apple pie home made delights. Kids can take a swim or play tennis or jusr run around while you take your time to feast on the food and views you normally see from a light aircraft. On... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$62
Cuisine
Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Route des Cretes | Corniche de la pierre d'Avenoun, 83980, Le Lavandou, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur  >  French Riviera - Cote d'Azur  >  Le Lavandou
  • Phone Number: +33 4 94 22 02 32

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?