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Au Pied d'cheval

) #19 of 54 Restaurants in Cancale ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ French, Seafood
10 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“snails” (3 reviews)
“oysters” (26 reviews)
“shellfish” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
10 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
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Reviews (525)
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1 - 10 of 525 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is really a pearl, a genuine small seafood restaurant by the port. We had a plateau de fruit de mer, a plate filled with seafood of all kinds. Perfectly fresh and very tasty. We enjoyed every little oyster, shell, shrimp and crab. The family...More

Thank Tholon
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

We came for the oysters, and found them all there. From the flat "pied de cheval" to the "creuse", from the gigantic no' 00 to the big enough no' 3. They were brought in couple of hours earlier, looking all fresh and ready to continue...More

Thank ybhk19
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Got the shellfish tower. It was excellent. Crab, shrimp, clams, oysters, whelks, and snails. I believe it was about 28 euro per person at lunchtime. Totally worth it. Promptly served. Delicious. Lovely views from the second floor. Highly recommend.

Thank bkc1983
Reviewed 7 September 2016

In fact our diner was very enjoyable, we had the chance to eat on the balcony (only two tables available) weather was nice and the view on the bay and harbour magnificient. I took a plate of crustacés and the only reason why I gave...More

1  Thank Lierman P
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My mum and I had a great meal at this place. We only had basic French but we ordered a feast of wonderful seafood, so fresh. Very rustic, felt very authentic. Nice.

Thank Kiwi_Prawn
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Cancale is a really nice town - very atmospheric and authentic. We walked along the quai and wandered into this place - had a couple of glasses of Muscadet and some very fresh oysters. I can't say that the oysters were any better than others...More

Thank r_mckaig
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Basic-looking restaurant, but very fresh and excellent good fruit-de-mer, overlooking the boulevard and sea. One of the best lunches ever!

Thank Joosmark
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We were seated at the only available table which was basically outside under an awning. It was cold enough that we had to keep our coats on but this isn't a place for relaxing, just eating great seafood. Service was fast and effective, the oyster...More

Thank ww_view
Reviewed 30 October 2015

We were recommended this place by the same individual who recommended LE CANTORBERY in Dinan. It was amazing. Oysters from Canale are know the world over. People talk about eating them on the pier, but, we really wanted a comfortable place to sit. This place...More

Thank Paul P
Reviewed 24 October 2015

"Au pied d'cheval" means "The Horse's Hoof". It refers to a Belon variety oyster that has been allowed to grow for many years until it weighs well more than a pound and is the size of a horse's hoof. In other words, this restaurant's name...More

Thank JBelmo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cancale
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