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Le Belem

29 Quai de la Poitheviniere, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
+33 (0)5 46 09 56 56
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Price range: $31 - $236
Cuisines: French, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We made the big mistake of not checking trip advisor before sitting down to lunch at Le Belem. The location is great and the tables were full, the menu was not cheap but we don't mind paying 30€ per person for good food. Sadly the food was terrible. We had mussels the day before in La Rochelle at a normal... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The location is prime....right on the harbour with a lovely view...temptingly laid tables...one expected quality. However, we were sorely disappointed...the only good thing was a lovely bottle of rose which slightly softened the blow of poor quality and expensive food. I ordered oysters which unbeknown to me supposedly in July and August give off a kind of "grease" which when... More

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I visited this restaurant with my wife for lunch. The restaurant is just in front of the port where the nice views are there. Since the location was good, we did not expect the quality of meals too much. However, the mussels with cream and the seabass were very tasty. We could enjoy both of tastes and views in this... More

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Leicester
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed in St Martin for only one night and unfortunately chose this restaurant at random from the many along the quayside. I had basic moule fitte and my wife had the house salad 'Belem', both were disgusting. The moule's were tiny and so overcooked as to be mush with only a spoonful of sauce at the bottom of the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Extremely disappointed with out whole dining experience here. After 15 mins wait I had to find a waiter. Tried to bring us water we hadn't ask for and charge for it. Starter took about 30 mins to arrive. Main another 45 after that, fish soup nice but nasty dried up monkfish tail. Wive's meal almost stone cold. Paid bill for... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Just had a very frustrating Saturday lunch at Le Belem: started with a plate of prawns, which were fine - then things fell apart. One of our party had the cod fillet, which arrived promptly and was exceedingly good. The remaining 3 of us then waited more than half an hour for our mussels, which were distinctly unimpressive when they... More

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Dakar, Senegal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I enjoyed the choices of "fixed price" menus, and the food was creative and delicious. The waiters were very professional and polite. The service was good - not too fast; not too slow! The restaurant is located very close to the "center" of the port area of the town, with charming views. Unfortunately, I was not able to dine outside... More

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Lincolnshire, UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

St Martin de Re named for the Patron Saint of Tours is the capital of the Ile de Re. It must be one of the most complete and well preserved walled cities on the French Atlantic seaboard, not excluding La Rochelle. It's defences were designed and built almost 400 years ago by the great military engineer Vauban because of the... More

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Pons, France
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Had lunch here this week, at the end of a few stressful weeks for us, indeed we found it hard to pick which one to eat at from so many so apparently similar, but fortunately we chose well and the great meal helped us immensely to unwind. Set in a prime location to people-watch and the enjoy the boats in... More

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Inishowen
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Fourth visit here, for both lunch and dinner over a couple of years. Great location, efficient service, good food, even if a little limited, but it is a tourist restaurant - filet de bar particularly recommended, bon rapport qualite prix. No complaints ever, but unfortunately, at the end of a dinner that had been enjoyable, we had a most unpleasant... More

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