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Le Bistrot du Marin

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10, quai Nicolas Baudin | Quai Nicolas Baudin, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46687466
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Dining options: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food - nice casual atmosphere

Liked it & enjoyed my birthday meal here - like all places in the area its s bit pricey but food was very tasty - place was full most nights & very popular with tourists / weather was ok so we could sit outside - surprisingly wine is very expensive everywhere in the island - if you consider the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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Arona
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Liked it & enjoyed my birthday meal here - like all places in the area its s bit pricey but food was very tasty - place was full most nights & very popular with tourists / weather was ok so we could sit outside - surprisingly wine is very expensive everywhere in the island - if you consider the French... More 

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Thank Anne O
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A very popular and busy place even during a quiet mid week period. They don't take reservations, so might be difficult to get a table during peek period. We had the cote de beuf which was delicious. Good wine and good service. Tables very close.

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Thank janis c
Culham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Great food and an excellent location which of course was also influenced by the great weather on the day... We were sat by the port and enjoyed a very good level of service from the friendly staff.

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Thank wilsonarw
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Beautiful fresh seafood and very friendly staff. Lively atmosphere and would definitely return on our next visit to Saint Martin:-)

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Thank Ashleigh L
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Ate in all the fancy expensive places on the island during a two week holiday but this was the only place that kept us coming back as it was delicious food that had a daily changing menu dependant on what was fresh and available and it all had great French taste (I'm French so this was key!)- this is definitely... More 

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Thank Vivz82
York
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

The Hotel de Toiras, where we were staying specifically recommended this place. On our first night we attempted to visit and were told by a young and rather unfriendly girl they were full and didn't take bookings - fair enough. On the second night we were welcomed by a much more friendly older girl, shown to a table inside and... More 

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Thank EddieYork
Dallas
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very casual and friendly with lots of very interesting customers. We just had drinks here but looks like a real sailor's place to eat and drink. Very casual and very cosy and I suspect this is where the locals like to go.

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Thank LoneStar5544
London
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great informal fish restaurant. No booking, nothing fancy, but great food, both fish and steak. Would go back.

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Thank Michael-Webber
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very crowded place, its full of people, kids, locals, couples...but food is pretty good, we enjoyed it but its just a good place in a touristic area

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Thank john O
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great food, great atmosphere and lovely staff. We ate here twice, once as a family and once in a large group. Both times the food was great. They don't take reservations so it's worth turning up at 7.30/8ish - you will find all the tables gone by 8.30 and a bit of a wait. The fish and steaks are fantastic.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10, quai Nicolas Baudin | Quai Nicolas Baudin, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  Saint Martin de Re
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46687466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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