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Le Panier de Crabes


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2018 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner
French, Seafood, European
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews crab fruits de mer shellfish crevettes fresh seafood prawns excellent seafood restaurant lovely square washed down winkles shade platter alessandro presentation
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in La Rochelle after a 5 hour drive from Honfleur ..... I had a quick scan on TripAdvisor and plumped for Le Panier de Crabes ... We arrived somewhat overdressed, thinking it was a posh restaurant. It isn’t. It’s a tiny corner...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank petenicho
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We walked by this place all the time and it's packed. Everyone gets the seafood platter. I'm not convinced it's a 'locals' place but who cares. We had to go and test it out. We were not disappointed. The platter is huge, and even at...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank carld8812
Reviewed September 27, 2018

En route to get the car for the drive to Ile de Re I stumbled on this quaint little restaurant right next door to my hotel Saint Nicolas. The lady (who spoke a little English) told me that I would need to reserve a table,...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TonyTheTongue
Reviewed September 19, 2018

We booked and ate at this excellent seafood restaurant for my birthday in September. Fruits of the sea (Fruits de mer) were perfect. I had half a crab, which was part of this lovely platter of shellfish, langoustines, oysters. The cobbled street corner, under the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ruth S
Reviewed September 16, 2018

With so many restaurants in the busy main areas of La Rochelle, we were happy to find this place tucked away in a little square. Well, it was right by the hotel we were staying in, so finding it was quite easy. We went for...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank anthbike
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We saw this restaurant whilst wandering through La Rochelle and booked for the evening. It was a mild evening andwe sat under the huge tree in the square.. I chose the Assiette Decouverte and my companion the Grosse Crevettes avec mayonnaise. Both were beautifully fresh...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MikeA48
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The restaurant, as far as we could tell, was without inside tables, so everyone ate at tables in a shady square off the main city streets. The menu was almost exclusively shellfish, which - for us - was a plus. I had a lovely assiette...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Will F
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Just excellent seafood restaurant! Located under a large tree in a less noisy street, serving fresh and honest seafood without any fuzz! Great place for shrimps, crabs and wine partnered with the food. Would love to visit this place again, only minus is that we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Christopher N
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

If you like fresh sea food and especially Fruits de Mer, you will LOVE this place! Very friendly staff, beautiful location, relaxed atmosphere, good wine... it was a perfect romantic dinner. Take the platter for 30 Euro per person, it's their signature dish.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Benedikt1977
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Another authentic French restaurant a couple of streets behind the tourist traps. Simple high quality food, mainly from the sea. Inexpensive and worth every euro !!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gordon J
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