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Le Ponton

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Esplanade Francois Andre | La Plage, 44500 La-Baule-Escoublac, France
33240605205
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12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want a really lovely meal on the beach, this is the place to go. in the 20 years we've been going Pierre Yves has always been the most charming host

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Thank Simon T
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to love this place back in the last 90s and the early 2000s -- with its views of the bay, a setting sun, rising moon and the riders trotting their horses on the beach. But will never ever return. My wife ordered a risotto that was way under cooked and over salted and seasoned. When we complained, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous setting right on the beach with inside or outside seating. A smallish menu but catered for our gluten free diet. Staff extremely friendly and helpful it was a wonderful evening. Mostly French couples or with friends. It's not really suitable for children except perhaps in the outside area where there is more room, they do have a children's menu.... More 

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Thank Ken W
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

These people were great , fitted 28 people in in varying states of intoxication after a beach party next door at short notice , meal was fantastic served right on closing time

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Thank Steadpc
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

We received a warm welcome from the proprietor and the location is stunning. However, we were somewhat disappointed with the meal. Sole is supposed to be tender and succulent, not dry and tough. The waiter could have been less haughty too. Very expensive too or what we got. Think we'll give it a miss next time.

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Thank 564ian75
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect - from the warm welcome to the service and of course with a perfect lunch Fish was cooked to perfection Priced to value Would definitely return Thx to the very nice staff and chef!

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Thank Julie T
pierre yves m, Restaurant Manager at Le Ponton, responded to this review

Dear Julie T, We wish to thank you very much for having taken the time to write such a wonderful comment on our restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, More 

Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Great sea food fresh daily We've never been disappointed It's nice to go where they remember your name when you walk through the door. We eat at le Ponton every time we go to La Baule

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

The food is fine and not too expensive. In general, both "à la carte dishes" and "menu du jour" taste good and are nicely presented. The problem of this place are its rather outdated and mediocre interiors, very limited wine list and lack of charm especially if you go there out of season.

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Thank GeorgeGii
La-Baule-Escoublac, France
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We always visit Ponton when we are at La Baule, as the food is always delicious and we can enjoy wonderful views of the beach, watching sailboats or in the evenings, people horse riding. The staff are also incredibly hospitable and have always made us very welcomed. Today’s lunch was again fantastic; I had scallop risotto and my husband had... More 

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Thank londonpomegranate
pierre yves m, Responsable at Le Ponton, responded to this review

Dear londonpomegranate, We wish to thank you very much for having taken the time to write such a wonderful comment on our restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, More 

Chichester UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Though belonging to the Royal Hotel (we booked at the reception desk) this is a relaxed beach restaurant with high standards of service and cooking. Simple straightforward fish dishes are recommended. The wine list is a very reasonable price.

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Thank Richard W
pierre yves m, Responsable at Le Ponton, responded to this review

Dear Richard W, We wish to thank you very much for having taken the time to write such a wonderful comment on our restaurant. we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade Francois Andre | La Plage, 44500 La-Baule-Escoublac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  La-Baule-Escoublac
  • Phone Number: 33240605205

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?