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“What a pity that the food and service lets it down” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant L'Oursinado

Restaurant L'Oursinado
Chemin du Pas Dei Garden | Chemin du Pas Dei Garden, 83220 Le Pradet, France
+33 4 94 21 77 06
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Ranked #26 of 30 Restaurants in Le Pradet
Cuisines: French, Chowder, Seafood, Barbecue
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: On the menu, the restaurant offers its fried squid with garlic and parsley, delicious fish soup "house" sardine fritters, St. Jacques in harmony, octopus salad, Nordic salad, her royal shellfish platter The lobster salad, mussels au gratin, foie gras, ......... Its tasting menu is 58 euros and 38 euros menu (except weekends) ..... And its selection shellfish and fish grilled over a wood fire.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“What a pity that the food and service lets it down”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

An idyllic location under the pines on the top of the cliffs. What a pity the food and service lets it down. We had heard that it had improved but it hasn't. Half the fish on the pre-printed menu was not available and the wine list did not correspond to what was available either. Fish dishes are inflexible as they insist on at least two persons taking the same fish. They sell it by weight so difficult to budget. We expected a gastronomic experience, but ended up eating mussels and chips. Waiter threw plates and cutlery on to the table, got the wine wrong, forgot the bread, forgot a bottle of water we had requested and then charged us for champagne that we had not ordered. If you are the host you cannot relax. If you order a carafe of water, you get it served in an old Voss bottle with the price sticker still on. Service was medium slow. It seems that if you do not order bouillabaisse in advance there is not much else on a Monday. Only one waiter smiled. They have a car park but it seems to be reserved for the staff and was full. Not their fault but it is a windy location so take something warm. Be prepared for wine glasses to blow over and spill wine.
What a pity. With a top chef and decent service, this place could be a dream.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chartres, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“For fish lovers, and fish lovers only!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We have known this restaurant for more than 20 years now. It does not appear in any guide book and yet it is one of our favourite places in the WORLD! However, an important word of caution: go there if and only if you love fish. As mentioned in other reviews, the restaurant is not cheap (around 80€ per person) and food at the Oursinado is very simply prepared (either grilled fish or bouillabaisse; the fish soup is also a must). But what you get for your money is a magical place and the freshest fish from the Mediterranean sea you would ever get.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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