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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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent service and setting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2014
floridakeys2009
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Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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