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Au Vieux Safran

2 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
+33 2 99 89 92 42
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
12 May 2018
“Disappointed ”
26 Apr 2017
“Very busy reataurant”
Restaurant Hours
French, Seafood, European
€€ - €€€
2 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

When we saw all the good reviews this restaurant had, we did no hesitate to have lunch there. Although the restaurant is very well located, food is disastrous; we were served cold food, cooked the night before. Mussels where microwave heated (cold and hot pieces)....More

Thank Anonymous240617
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

We went in randomly feeling lucky to get the last table. However the food wasn't as good as I expected for a very busy restaurant. Saint Jacques were tiny and slightly over cooked. Portions are quite small too. Langoustines were way over cooked and mashy...More

Thank Chocochu
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Three of us ate here one evening and it was a very pleasant experience. The ladies had skate in caper sauce and I was able to treat myself to a Brittany sausage - not a big fan of seafood. All the food was well-cooked and...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 2 January 2017

After walking the restaurant strip in Cancale we chose Au Vieux Safran. Really good casual lunch here on a sunny December day in Cancale. Very friendly staff and well prepared food. Fish soup was the best I had on the trip. They had to turn...More

Thank mamuleady
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Rostrenen, France
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

great views from the terrace, wonderful oysters, Well cooked and beautifully presented meal. Cancale in October is often sunny and always beautiful

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We ate the fixed menu - one €16 & one €23 - and it was great value. The oysters were good & fresh, and on both menus! Mussels were good; traditionally made. Steak was extra € & ok too. Chocs mousse yum... Wine very tasty....More

Thank London_Redstar
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We ate here on the last evening, food and service superb. Boyfriend doesn't eat seafood, which is tricky in Cancale, but this restaurant had several other choices. He had a fantastic goats cheese salad, followed by steak and creme brûlée, I had a splendid scallop...More

Thank kerry831
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Just the most fabulous place facing the seafront in Cancale, you know its good because both locals and other French people (holiday makers) come here to eat. Again we went with the prix fixe menu - it includes mussels which are just so melt in...More

Thank Lindybow
Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Today we chose to have dinner at 'au vieux safran' because of the warm interior and the inexpensive and varied menu. We had different delicious seafoods and mussels and ended with a sweet desert. And always serviced with a smile! I would recommend this to...More

1  Thank Tim D
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I had to have the grand seafood platter. Enormous, generous, tasty, and varied comprised of shrimp, langoustines, clams, mussels, periwinkles, crab, and more! My wife had delicious mussels. A view of the water- what more do you want except bottle of Sauvignon Blanc! Nice coffee....More

Thank lfbmonkey
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cancale
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 89 92 42
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