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Hotel-Restaurant l'Espadon

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8 avenue de la Foret | B.P 223, 85160 Saint-Jean-de-Monts, France
+33 2 51 58 03 18
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was looking for something special for last night of holiday and this resteraunt was recommended. Food and service along with menu choice was good. Nice to see local specialities available. Wine list could have been a little more comprehensive.

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Jarvenpaa, Finland
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Like we were staying at the hotel we went two times to this restaurant. The service was very good, the waiters and waitresses were very active and efficient. The food was delicious and the advice of the waiter to choose the wine was perfect. I just regret that the first day in my cheese plate the salad wasn't fresh and... More 

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Thank DavKir01
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

We ate here again last evening the service was friendly . But the food was had less flavour than last year Rillettes of salmon was bland the steak was much better but lacked flavour the desert was ok but gave the impression that it was created in the early part of the day my younger companion thought the cheese burger... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Had a very reasonable meal. Set menus very good value and the local wine was reasonable, both in price and in taste. English translation needs caution. One of the starters consisted of langoustines not prawns, most of these were perfect.

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Thank Jo C C
Dublin, Ireland
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

We come to st Jean de monts every summer for the last 10 years. This hotel restaurant has undergone a re camp in the last few years and in my opinion is probably one of the best places to eat in the area. Set menus are very good value and are 3 courses and often include a small amuse Bouche... More 

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Thank MarygDublin_Ireland
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch at L'Espadon mid-week. The food was great and the service was very efficient and friendly. It was obvious that everyone took pride in their work and it showed, we had the formula midi which was very good value and but for the lack of time left on our holiday, would have returned again. Congratulations to all at... More 

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Thank Kieran D
Hilltown, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Oh My God. The food here was absolutely fantastic. Each course is designed to challenge your palette. I had langoustines for starter - 5 of the very best. Next was the faux-filet. Delicious. and to finish - the creme saveur. Very nice atmosphere. A little too quiet for young children, but if they are well behaved, they will enjoy it.... More 

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Thank Michel F
Dundalk, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Moved here after a terrible stay in Hotel Richelieu in the same resort. What a world of difference. This hotel is clean, comfortable and very well staffed. Delightfully helpful receptionist took care of all our needs. Beautiful restaurant food and fantastic service. We will return ☺

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Thank Nicola B
Oxford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had the cheapest 3 course evening meal, which was very good indeed, with choices for starters, main course and dessert. Restaurant was clean, bright and smart. Service was friendly and efficient. We had a problem paying by credit card, and when checked later the cards worked fine

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Thank Graham H
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60 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I think the rose among thorns caption of a fellow reviewer cannot be bettered .antone who is coming to St Jean yearly knows this ghetto of fried baked faked food that abounds in this part of the village I have eaten here and stayed too for the last number of years the makeover it received maybe 5 years ago didn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $45
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 avenue de la Foret | B.P 223, 85160 Saint-Jean-de-Monts, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Vendee  >  Saint-Jean-de-Monts
  • Phone Number: +33 2 51 58 03 18

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