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Le Mata Hari

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Plage de l'Arinella, F20260 Lumio, Corsica, France
+33 (0)4 95 60 78 47
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good restaurant at wonderful location

The food we had there was good (we both had the menu), service was friendly and speedy and the location absolutely fantastic. In terms of taste it was good, but there is a little bit of room for refinement. We'd go there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Basel, Switzerland
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Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

To get a decent table here your face has to fit! I'm not sure what the criteria of assessment is - are they big spenders, is it just passing trade? We arrived early and had a cup of coffee and booked for lunchtime. In the shade please. We were told we would have to eat inside as the tables inside... More 

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UK
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Le Mata Hari has the most beautiful setting, it sits right on a small beach with views to Calvi harbour and the Citadel and on a good day (when the high winds are not in attendance), the outdoor seating, by candle light, with your feet in the sand and watching a fabulous sunset, is as a romantic setting as any... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

After travelling the short distance from Calvi to spend an afternoon at the lovely small beach, my wife and I decided to reserve a table at this Restaurant for the following evening; we even chose our preferred table! Well, what can I say.... this turned out to be our best meal during our two weeks holiday in Calvi. The food,... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food we had there was good (we both had the menu), service was friendly and speedy and the location absolutely fantastic. In terms of taste it was good, but there is a little bit of room for refinement. We'd go there again.

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zurich
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Corsica is both beautiful and wild, thankfully not defaced by mass tourism so the selection is both limited and usually expensive. We originally intended to cook at home until our landlady recommended Mata Hari which was just down the (poorly paved) road. The potholes were worth it and we could hardly believe our eyes when we saw it on the... More 

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Clare, sUffolk,England
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106 reviews 106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We always visit Mata Hari twice if staying in Calvi. The beach is superb (but I think that 12 euros is a bit steep for a lounger) and the food is of the highest quality,although their prices were a bit steep.A minus was that they seemed to be running out of wines-I guess that last week in September is getting... More 

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Marseille, France
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a nice beach to hit. To our surprise after a winding road down to the water, we came upon this secluded spot. Tables in the sand, wonderful service, and a delicious meal were the highlights. It is a bit steep for a beach lunch but definitely worth it. We will absolutely go back during our next... More 

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London
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129 reviews 129 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Another restaurant we've been coming to for years. Very stylish. More akin to what you'd maybe find in a corner of a One & Only hotel in Maurituis. In fact the cuisine has a Mauritian influence with some dishes infused with subtle spices. I should probably give Mata Hari 5 for food but I give it a 4 because frankly... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

A lovely tranquil restaurant by Arinella beach near Lumio. I loved the experience at the Matahari, Feet in the sand, umbrellas protecting us from the intense Corsican sun. The food was delicious and the price very affordable. A definite attraction of Lumio. Not to forget take a walk towards Punta di Spano and the gigantic rocks. Perfect day of relaxation.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We sort of happened on this place by chance and I am glad we did. It is a little pretentious but the food was excellent and the location superbe. Go for it, it is worth it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Plage de l'Arinella, F20260 Lumio, Corsica, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Corsica  >  Haute-Corse  >  Lumio
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)4 95 60 78 47

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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