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5 Rue Lazare Carnot, 34200 Sete, France
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Whats all the fuss!

Yes,the restaurant is quite charming inside but the food was a disappointment after reading so many positive reviews.The meals are bordering on nouveau, small serves for the money spent.My wife had a so called minestrone with prawns for a main but it looked more like an entree hardly any vegetables... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
sherpa33
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Fingal Head,NSW
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17 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Fingal Head,NSW
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Yes,the restaurant is quite charming inside but the food was a disappointment after reading so many positive reviews.The meals are bordering on nouveau, small serves for the money spent.My wife had a so called minestrone with prawns for a main but it looked more like an entree hardly any vegetables and in a very small bowl.I ordered the bouillabaisse expecting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We ate at Marcel's when the Sete carnival was on and it was such a lovely experience. On first appearance peeking around the door we thought it might be a bit quiet (given how busy the rest of town was) and a bad sign but it soon livened up as several tables of locals came in. Clearly regulars and/or friends... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This restaurant has to the THE best restaurant in Sete - away from the tourist fish places all along the canal side . It's tucked away across the bridge and it has the best ambiance in town with intimate tables , discreet lighting and equally pleasant and discreet service by the owners. I have been coming here for ten years... More 

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Olonzac, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Reservation is recommended at this restaurant. I tried to call them 4 times during opening hours, but only reached the answering machine - which did not want to take any message, since it's storage was full. I shall never find out about the food...

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012 via mobile

Rick's place has nothing on Marcel. The joint is out of a 40's film noir. And the overall atmosphere matches the quality of the food, which if not great is certainly very very good. We started with clams with parsley, and nearly a hundred of these little treasures came on each plate. The best clams ever. We followed with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Rue Lazare Carnot, 34200 Sete, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Herault  >  Sete

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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