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French, European, Gastropub, Pub
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73 avenue de Pontaillac, 17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
+33 5 46 02 12 41
12:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:15 - 13:30
Tue 19:15 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:30 - 21:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful location overlooking Baie de Nauzan, this restaurant appears to aspire to haute cuisine but manages to fail. The food quality is average and highly priced presumably attributable to the vista. Wine selection is comprehensive but also maximises cost and profit margin. Staff are efficient. The atmosphere and presentation suggests pretensions to Michelin star standard but much improvement would be... More 

Thank Dubblue198
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Visited late October expecting quiet seaside restaurant having discovered it during a walk along the beach during the afternoon. Was overwhelmed by menu, service and pleasantly buzzing atmosphere. Would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys excellent French dining in informal surroundings.

Thank Janis I
Riberac, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We ate here as a special treat for our last night in St Palais last Thursday - how wrong we were! The restaurant has a great location overlooking the Baie de Nausan and was pleasantly decorated. Then we looked at the menu; the standard menu was unexciting so we chose the menu Decouverte which, at 33€ for two courses, 39€... More 

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Royan, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Awesome setting. We didn't have a reservation so didn't get a full seafront table, but we still had a great spot under a shady pine tree with a great sea view. Very friendly and conscientious service by a young girl who works at the establishment as part of her credits for her "BAC". She was by far the most attentive... More 

Thank Canadian072016
Limoges, France
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

We ate here last weekend. Situated, over looking the beach and sea at Vaux sur Mer, we were greated by the waiter. We didn't have a reservation, but we were quickly seated. The menu doesn't offer a large choice, which sometime's proves to us that the restaurant is of good quality. We decided on the main course and dessert, which... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Very good restaurant with a great situation right down by the ocean. Food was very high quality and reservation is certainly advisable. Menu a bit limited but still a great experience. Staff helpful and attentive also.

Thank David M
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant very well located with a wonderful quiet view. The carte is very simple and there is no a la carte but only menu. Price is a bit on higher side consider you pay for the view. Starter arrive 2 min after ordering... And the staff is dynamic, sometime a bit too much, you can feel a bit... More 

Thank Po l
Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Very much a "fast food" restaurant, not that it is MacDonald's, but that they only give you an hour to eat. Ordered aperitifs, which arrived with the wine ordered for the meal. The starters then arrived about 30 seconds later. When we finished the starters, the main was delivered within minutes. It was a busy night and all they wanted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Great restaurant, reasonably priced with very friendly staff. The chef is clearly very interested in preparing great dishes and is a real credit to his profession. Can't wait to go back.

1 Thank Ldnguy
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

We booked a table to dine here on the evening of my birthday whilst recently in the area on holiday. The location of the restaurant was great and we had a table on the terrace overlooking the lovely Plage de Nauzan. Initial service was a bit slow but it did pick up during the evening. The food and drink was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 41
French, European, Gastropub, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:15 - 13:30
19:15 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
12:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 avenue de Pontaillac, 17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Royan  >  Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 02 12 41

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