Traditional restaurant in Le Gâvre

Culinary spirit

"Maitre restaurateurs"

Nestling between Nantes and Rennes, the restaurant at the Auberge de la Forêt in Le Gâvre is an open invitation for sampling a delicious meal on the edge of the forest. Our modern and colourfully-decorated establishment boasts an authentic cuisine packed full of flavour. The traditional influences and originality can be seen not only in the restaurant's decoration, but also on the plates attractively presented by chef Bertrand Poulaud.

The contemporary room of our establishment in Le Gâvre is highly appreciated by connoisseurs for its innovative look. Our restaurant has been awarded the highest rating from Logis ("three pots") for its fine-dining cuisine and the "Maître Restaurateur" accolade for its exemplary quality. Guests at our restaurant can enjoy the friendly atmosphere while feeling in perfect harmony with the cuisine, decoration and natural setting.

The menu at our restaurant between Blain and Redon changes every season and prides itself on showcasing local produce. For example, wild game and mushrooms are in the spotlight from October to January. The chef takes great pleasure in working with local produce and drawing on his expertise to produce dishes with a touch of originality. Such is the secret behind his passionate and mouth-watering dishes.

Whether coming for lunch or dinner, our dedicated chef Bertrand Poulaud and his team will be delighted to treat your taste buds to a range of dishes prepared with both talent and originality, thereby offering a different approach to gourmet dining.

Fancy a choice of simple, yet delicious meals for your receptions in the Loire-Atlantique department?

Our chef Bertrand Poulaud and his team will produce a high-quality dinner to accompany your function. We will leave no stone unturned in our determination to provide a fine-dining experience that ticks every one of your boxes.

Profile of chef Bertrand Poulaud

"Cooking is primarily a passion and a question of time.

I have loved and been passionate about cooking ever since my earliest childhood, and I enjoy working with and sharing French products and prioritising high-quality and traceable produce.

We draw strength from our expertise to offer a varied and flavoursome cuisine influenced by the traditions of our culinary art. Local dishes are an integral part of our menu.

I am highly receptive to seasonal produce promoting a short supply chain.

I change the menu three times a year, and I try to use seasonal produce wherever possible to give diners chance to savour such freshly harvested ingredients.

I take great pride in delivering the best possible response to our customers' needs for their event, with special focus on a birthday cake, dish or meal.

For the pleasure that comes from creating pleasure for others."

Bertrand Poulaud.

Chef Bertrand Poulaud

A la carte and Menu

The Auberge de la Forêt hotel-restaurant in historical Brittany invites you to stop off for a gourmet break between Nantes and Rennes in the very heart of Gâvre Forest. Discover the set and à la carte menus that change in rhythm with the seasons.

See our different set and à la carte menus:

A la carte menu

Selected local specialities

Forest set menu


Auberge de la Forêt set menu


Service times and booking

Our restaurant services times

Monday / Tuesday:

  • lunch: closed
  • dinner: open only for hotel patrons

Wednesday / Thursday / Friday / Saturday:

  • lunch: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
  • dinner: 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm


  • lunch: 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
  • dinner: closed