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Le Ponton

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Esplanade Francois Andre | La Plage, 44500 La-Baule-Escoublac, France
33240605205
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nicely by the seaside

we ate at three other beachside restaurants in la baule and found le ponton easily outshone the others. whilst obviously sharing the same locale, as a venue they made more effort with their space and in design alone it was a nice restaurant to walk into. it was also the only restaurant able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Paris, France
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is fine and not too expensive. In general, both "à la carte dishes" and "menu du jour" taste good and are nicely presented. The problem of this place are its rather outdated and mediocre interiors, very limited wine list and lack of charm especially if you go there out of season.

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Thank GeorgeGii
La-Baule-Escoublac, France
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit Ponton when we are at La Baule, as the food is always delicious and we can enjoy wonderful views of the beach, watching sailboats or in the evenings, people horse riding. The staff are also incredibly hospitable and have always made us very welcomed. Today’s lunch was again fantastic; I had scallop risotto and my husband had... More 

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Thank londonpomegranate
Chichester UK
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Though belonging to the Royal Hotel (we booked at the reception desk) this is a relaxed beach restaurant with high standards of service and cooking. Simple straightforward fish dishes are recommended. The wine list is a very reasonable price.

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Thank Richard W
pierre yves m, Responsable at Le Ponton, responded to this review

Dear Richard W, We wish to thank you very much for having taken the time to write such a wonderful comment on our restaurant. we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, More 

Douglas, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

As the beach dining facility of Hotel Royal probably not a suprise that the standard is high. Service is great and the seafood cooked to perfection. We booked and arrived early and so had a lovely table with such a good view of the beach and bay.

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Thank Quin L
pierre yves m, Responsable at Le Ponton, responded to this review

Dear Quin L, We wish to thank you very much for having taken the time to write such a wonderful comment on our restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, More 

Guadalajara, Mexico
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great good surprise for not only quality food , le Bar is awsome , but the nice service from our waitress, but as well the kitchen staff responding so well to muy difficult daugter. So Thank you so much for that great moment in a great place. It was our first time.

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Thank ericnutri
sydney
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157 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

we ate at three other beachside restaurants in la baule and found le ponton easily outshone the others. whilst obviously sharing the same locale, as a venue they made more effort with their space and in design alone it was a nice restaurant to walk into. it was also the only restaurant able to offer us an english-version menu. the... More 

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Thank Capt_Funkelicious
Winchester
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Wonderful location on the beach and excellent menu and service. We had to return the next day for the perfectly cooked fresh fish. This was the best restaurant we found in La Baule. Very highly recommended.

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Thank Andyble
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Excellent value for money Food always good and very friendly and efficient staff Book if possible as seems very popular

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Thank locofan
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

A nice restaurant, very well located and reasonably priced for the quality of the menu. A lot of seafood and some good specials. For meat lovers the tartare de boeuf is great too. A good kids menu too. The restaurant is open on the beach so children can go and play between dishes which makes for a very enjoyable lunch... More 

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Thank Cec55
Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Food is not just about eating. But here get a glimpse of what civilised French people should look like- La Baule attracts them & Le Ponton is one of their preferred eating places - here you can enjoy such a social study but also enjoy decent seafood.

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Thank Patrick M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Esplanade Francois Andre | La Plage, 44500 La-Baule-Escoublac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  La-Baule-Escoublac
  • Phone Number: 33240605205

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?