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169, av. de la grande cote, 17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
05 46 06 48 44
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great view and amazing food

Fantastic setting in the ex Novotel restaurant. The food was amazing. Every single dish. I had the Duck which was great and a Gazpacho soup to start. The Moules looked incredible. I havent eaten out anywhere else in Royan. Just this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 15, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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Matha
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at all the restaurants overlooking the sea here and this one has got to be the best. The 23e menu represents excellent value for money. Very friendly staff. Will definitely be back again.

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Thank bd1960
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here many times and have always found the food and service absolutely excellent, most times we have been it has been very busy but that has in no way affected the quality of our food or the service, I'm sure we will continue to enjoy many more lunches & evenings there.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Fantastic setting in the ex Novotel restaurant. The food was amazing. Every single dish. I had the Duck which was great and a Gazpacho soup to start. The Moules looked incredible. I havent eaten out anywhere else in Royan. Just this place.

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Thank simon a
Staunton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We had lunch at Le Cordouan today and can happily recommend it. We were seated on the terrace where there were great views across the estuary and shaded from the sun. Our aperitifs and wine were chilled, our seafood entrees delicious and of good quality. For mains we had filet de bar and brochette de noix de st jacques which... More 

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Thank CaroleinStaunton
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

First visit in April 14, then quite a few times throughout the year . On our return this year April 2015 it was the place we picked for our first evening out on Sunday 5th. Most restaurants seem to have a knew set of staff each season and sometimes the services goes downhill, we found although most of the staff... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We decided mussels for lunch were required and found this place on a dull day out of season, but still plenty of locals dining. The printed cards and bill call it "L'Escale Cordouan" now, and this huge lighthouse could be seen over the cliffs across the coast road, through the haze miles out to sea. There is a scale model... More 

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Thank jj-the-jetsetter
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45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

First visit was in April this year, walking along the coast road it started to rain the nearest shelter wAs this restaurant so we ducked here,since then we came several times in April & May August & now September which I think speaks for its self, probably a couple of more times this year .

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We first tried this restaurant in April 2014. The location, although being alongside the road, is lovely with great views across the sea to the Cordouan lighthouse. A good selection of menus, we chose the 16 euro menu and enjoyed a starter of mixed seafood, (comprising of bulots, langoustines and shrimps), followed by Aile de Raie, (Skate) and finally Tiramisu.... More 

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Surrey
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This restaurant is nicely situated with views across the estuary to the lighthouse from which it gets its name. We were a party of 8 people & we alll chose one of the set menus. The food was beautifully presented & tasted as good as it looked. The portions were quite generous, and the staff were attentive without being over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 169, av. de la grande cote, 17420 Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Royan, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Royan  >  Saint-Palais-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: 05 46 06 48 44

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  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean

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