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L'Ecailler

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3 Quai Senac | Port de La Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
0546095640
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My husband and I both claimed this meal to one of the best each of us has had, ever. Sublime seafood, cooked perfectly with the perfect balance of flavour and simplicity. Wine excellent, setting beautiful, service wonderful. I have no negative remarks whatsoever.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I both claimed this meal to one of the best each of us has had, ever. Sublime seafood, cooked perfectly with the perfect balance of flavour and simplicity. Wine excellent, setting beautiful, service wonderful. I have no negative remarks whatsoever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We've now been visiting Ile de Re and dining at L'ecailler for five years. In our opinion, the food is the best on the island. Thus is gourmet style French seafood... Everything fresh and wonderful depth of flavour. I think the service is a bit friendlier, maybe they have gotten to know us well. If you're French isn't quite up... More 

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There are plenty of touristy quayside fish restaurants to choose from in La Flotte and Saint Martin. They all have a lovely view, but most serve very ordinary food. L'Ecailler has the lovely view of the port and serves outstanding seafood. It is a bit more expensive, but at €39 the set lunch is a bargain. The menu has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A bit gloomy today so thought a long lunch would be perfect so arrived at 12.20 with no reservation but were found a table in an already busy dinning room. We had the de jour menu @ €39 which is really epic value. We both had salads to start, one cod, chorizo and potato based and one langouste, crevette, cuttlefish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is a beautiful resto with a terrace overlooking the charming port in La Flotte, although it was a bit chilly for al fresco dining.. Everything was perfect .... 2 amuses, a salmon tartare and a small asperges velouté. The entrees were amazing, one was a salad of small beautifully seared slices of fois gras, langoustines (two of my fave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled across this place after getting fed up sitting in a traffic jam waiting to enter La Rochelle. We just wanted somewhere to have a pleasant lunch before driving south wards towards Bordeaux, so an excursion to the Ile de Re seemed a good idea. We'd not read any reviews before arriving on the island and La Flotte seemed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Again a visit here on a trip to La Rochelle. Went by bus to La Flotte- but note it no longer goes into the town as it did two years ago but drops you a 10 minute walk away. This restaurant never disappoints- though if you do not want the sun on you, you will need to make sure you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The restaurant has been rewarded by the Michelin Guide, and lives up to that standard. Cosy, relaxing, quiet, pleasant, top professional and discreet employees, no rush and no "pushing" the beverage ( excellent wines ) consommation. The menu card is ,just what it should be : a nice variety and a convenient limited choice, guaranteeing that way that all food... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was a real find. I suggest making a reservation if you would like a table outside. The food was excellent. The staff very attentive. The bill for two was about £160...but worth it. There are equally good restaurants in St Martin de re and in Ars en Re, but without a doubt this is the best in La Flotte

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food and service are excellent at this restaurant. We started our meal outside, but as the evening cooled the staff were happy for us to move inside the cosy restaurant, nothing was too much trouble. It may seem expensive, but you get what you pay for!

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Address: 3 Quai Senac | Port de La Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
Phone Number: 0546095640
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  La Flotte

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  • Address: 3 Quai Senac | Port de La Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  La Flotte
  • Phone Number: 0546095640

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