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La Cote Vermeille

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Quai du Fanal, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
0468820571
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 105
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 1
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Reliably good food for a special meal.

We have eaten at this restaurant several times in recent years and quite simply, it never fails. The food has always been unpretentious, honest and wonderful. The staff are efficient, informal but appropriate. The building is on the quay right next to the harbour and less than 100 yards from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
leonard m
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We have eaten at this restaurant several times in recent years and quite simply, it never fails. The food has always been unpretentious, honest and wonderful. The staff are efficient, informal but appropriate. The building is on the quay right next to the harbour and less than 100 yards from the fish market. The food is fresh and in our... More 

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Perth
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We were recommended this place as an upmarket venue in Port Vendres and it did not disappoint. All our meals were first class and the service excellent I would suggest this place for a special night out or for anyone wanting a high class meal

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Thank Perthcott
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

Having had the pleasure to eat here on many occasions I wonder why I ever eat anywhere else."sorry full" should mean I book tomorrow . Seriously wonderful food.staff ? not just a job, but to enjoy steering you through a joyous dining experience.the smiles on their faces as they watch you taste the food says a lot. Go for the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been visiting this place during the last nine years. The food (basically fish from the fishermen outside the place) is getting better and better. And the service as well. They really deserve a star in Guide Michelin.

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Swindon
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A recommendation sent us to the Bistro part of this restaurant and we were not disappointed. We hadn't booked but were greeted in a friendly manner and a table was found for us. We chose the set menu and had to wait over half an hour for the entree to arrive as they were very busy, but aperitifs and nibbles... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Went in early September for Sunday lunch and had 2 courses from the a la carte menu since neither of us felt we could manage one of the fixed price menus. The starters looked so tempting though. Wonderful fish dishes .My mother was shown her sole before it was cooked and it was then expertly served at the table, this... More 

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Winchester
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We visit Port Vendres 2 or 3 times a year and often choose La Cote Vermeille. We went with trepidation yesterday (24 Sept) after reading the recent poor reviews. I'm pleased to say that we had an excellent lunch on the Terrace with great service and no sign of any nasty waitresses. Normal service resumed as far as I'm concerned.

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Thank Nicksps
Paris, France
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887 reviews
377 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The visit to this restaurant was eagerly awaited as our local guests were eager to take us there, but it soon became a very disagreeable experience. The restaurant has a very nice ambience but that is soon chilled to the bone with the attitude and rudeness of the waiting staff, in particular what seemed to be the lead waitress. Although... More 

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Port-Vendres, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited this restaurant on 16 July with my husband. The service was poor. Staff were disinterested. We asked for a wine recommendation to go with our order and the wine was probably the worst we had on an otherwise wonderful holiday in Port Vendres. My husband ordered from the set menu..... which we had to ask for! His food... More 

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Port-Vendres, France
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We are unable to comment on the quality of the food as we did not stay long enough to find out. We were a celebratory party of four, booked for a friend's birthday, but found the reception frosty from the start. Even the taking of our coats seemed a chore. Our spirits were falling as we took our table. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quai du Fanal, 66660 Port-Vendres, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Languedoc-Roussillon  >  Pyrenees-Orientales  >  Port-Vendres
  • Phone Number: 0468820571

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  • Cuisine: French

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