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A contre courant

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3 Place du Calvaire, 35260 Cancale, France
+33 2 99 89 61 61
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had the €19.50 menu and we were quite pleased with our choices. Choosing the menu allowed us to sample various offerings. The moules au cidre was especially delicious. We saw diners having gorgeous plateau de fruits de mer (€55 for 2 persons) instead of the menu. But as entrée of our set menu, we were able to... More 

Thank MistyAsh
Paris, France
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92 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant A Contre Courant is located to the port at Cancale. The waiters are very kind; the menus list offers a large choice of fishes and sea food for reasonable prices. The restaurant proposes various menus at prices going from 12.5 to 31€. The meals which are served are very nice and to be honest it is difficult to... More 

Thank TheHumanRace
Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a busy buzzing little restaurant. Everyone is individually welcomed and service is friendly and efficient. The oysters were tasty as was the fish in tarragon sauce. The Creme brûlée was very good. Some of our group voted the rice pudding the best ever. We were glad to have made the trip from st Malo to the pretty little... More 

Thank Carol S
Darlington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good food, well- priced and generally fast service. This is a popular restaurant and one would be advised to pre- book in the busy season.

Thank activelearners
Welland, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is located in the waterfront area with plenty of parking across the street. It was busy but we called shortly before attending & made a reservation without a problem. The owner was extremely helpful as we had a person requiring assistance walking & we were offered employee parking near the back door; but we did get a spot... More 

Thank maf3065
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited recently Cancale and we found there this little gem. Although we had to wait for a table ( we didn't know the first time that we needed to reserve), they manage to accommodate us in a very crowded saturday night. Food was very very good, at a very good price and the attention was excellent. We came back... More 

Thank Diana R
Singapore, Singapore
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164 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

great welcome from the smiling staff. Nothing was too much . Explained all dishes , great recommendation, with the tartare salmon and tuna. Nice decor and location is great.

Thank patrickfiat21
Pontorson, France
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wanted an evening meal and this restaurant seemed busy so thought we would try it. No problem getting a table, although it was soon full about 20 mins later. Although the staff were busy they didn't keep us waiting long to take our orde rand we didn't have to wait long before our meals arrived (three courses and coffee). All... More 

Thank Eddie R
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A couple of nights stay in Cancale we ate dinner and then lunch here the next day with more family. Great value and quality of food. Location is perfect. What is really great is the atmosphere and the friendly staff - just more of it then what the many other places here appear to have - not sure I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

What a great dinner ! The owner and her staff are so kind and funny ! The food is at the same level : Fresh food and free glass of champagne at the end of the night ( not a crap one)

Thank David R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 31
French, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Place du Calvaire, 35260 Cancale, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cancale
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 89 61 61

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?