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Au Vieux Safran

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
French, Seafood, European
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Cancale is full of seafood restaurants. We picked this one because we liked the sound of the menu and we liked the look of the food that was being served. On top of that it was full, which is always a good sign. I enquired...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 296helen2015
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
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

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank mamuleady
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

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank FrequentFlier247575
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

Date of visit: August 2016
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

Date of visit: August 2016
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

Date of visit: June 2016
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

Date of visit: October 2015
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