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Le Cabestan

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6 B avenue Charles de Gaulle, 33120 Arcachon, France
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two prix fixe menus were on offer, at 28Eu and 38EU. Their assiette de fruits de mer, part of the 28Eu prix fixe menu, was very good and had a selection of everything. Mains of fritura (small fried fish) was nice but uninspired, and the brochette de magret de canard a bit disappointing. We took deserts from their main carte... More 

Thank Martin G
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
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124 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Small, intimate restaurant, just a couple of minutes from the sea front. Staff are welcoming and helpful with excellent service. Newly refurbished, it is bright and airy, serving excellent seafood. This lovely restaurant offers excellent value for money. My hot tip is to go for the 'slate choices of the day'. The chef offers a range of delicate sauces to... More 

Thank Alison G
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

Visited recently after a recommendation. Initial welcome was non too warm but thereafter the service was excellent. Great fish dishes especially the st jacques crumble.

Thank Caroline J
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Just got back, happily contented, from a wonderful meal at Le Cabestan. Started with the local fish soup, which was superb, and a very generous, but not too big, portion, and followed with a perfect sole meuniere. My wife had the seabass, which was also spot on. As part of my work, Im lucky to get to eat in some... More 

Thank RobH1959
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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376 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Ate here as part of a half board stay at Hotel de la Plage and really enjoyed the dinner. Attentive and efficient service was a good start. We selected form the Menu de Jour but had a good choice. The fish soup was delicious and the melon and serrano ham a change from seafood! The sea bass was well received... More 

Thank James G
Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Great and gorgeous, we went to the Cabestan with my family for diner, everything was perfect and Nicolas our head waiter has been so professional, so much easy when you can talk english. I recommand this place.

Thank ramon r
Natick, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Had a lovely Sunday night dinner. Restaurant is a block from the beach, so quiet rather than beach vibrant. Their specialty is seafood so we went with the soup de poisson (fish soup) and sole meuniere which were both excellent. One person had duck...which was good, but not what he was expecting. Restaurant gets a good selection of locals and... More 

Thank productworks
Reading, Uk
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were fortunate enough to be able to reserve the last table in this excellent restaurant when we stayed in Arcachon. The food was superb - not too fussy, but all courses were interesting, beautifully presented and wonderfully tasty! The service was faultless - efficient, quite formal, but also friendly. The atmosphere in the restaurant was tranquil and relaxed. The... More 

Thank jeffjsmith
Kenora, Canada
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Nice place, friendly staff. The sea bass was the best I have had ever. Enjoyed the traditional dessert of the area and overall had an extremely pleasant time. Arcachon is a beautiful place to visit. The whole area is wonderful. The oysters are beyond belief. I could live here!

Thank Theresa S
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Nice place, we had our first dinner in Arcachon here and liked it a lot. Good fresh seafood, nice personnel. Quite location though may seem as a simple place. We defintely recommend the place.

Thank DePo79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Soups, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 B avenue Charles de Gaulle, 33120 Arcachon, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Arcachon
  • Phone Number: 0556831862

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?