La Vieille Renommée: "A Renowned Old Lady" Le Faou Restaurant Tip by ranger49

Le Faou Restaurants: 3 reviews and 6 photos


The restaurant, named La Vieille Renommée, in Hotel Beauvoir where we stayed in July 2007 was particularly recommended to us.
It seemed an odd name for a restaurant and we did not discover its history. Was it perhaps once run by an old lady who was a very good cook?
Or is it named in honour of the Noblewoman whose statue stands in the square opposit the hotel?

When we went down to dinner the restaurant was already filling up and the few remaining tables were reserved. Good job we had booked when we checked in to the hotel. I have mentioned in the hotel tip the rather eclectic elegance of the restaurant decor.

We had been told that it was rather more formal than most rural restaurants are these days and it was! A good job too that we had at least changed into smart,smart casual.

But it was well worth the effort . We both had a sea-food concoction with a delicious creamy and flavoursome sauce to start, and I had a baked trout to follow. As we were on the special D.B&B deal we had desert and cheese. Deserts were either artistic creamy type creations or fresh soft summer fruits with cream or home-made ice cream. The cheese selection came on an antique trolley and was excellent.

A really good meal in a relaxed but stately environment. As part of the deal very good value for money; Menus otherwise a bit above average .

Address: 11 Place aux Foires – 29590 Le Faou
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Restaurant “La Vieille Renommée” part of Hotel Beauvoir in the Square.
Phone: Tél :
Rating: 5
Theme: French

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 27, 2008
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