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Le Bistrot du Marin

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$$ - $$$
French, Bar, Pub
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10 quai Nicolas Baudin | Quai Nicolas Baudin, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 68 74 66
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9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Out of season but the place was still buzzing. We hadn't booked but when we enquired about eating inside (it was quite chilly) we were encouraged to wait just a few minutes and soon got a great table. As you might expect inside is a typical French quayside restaurant -varied and very interesting menu, good choice of local fish and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dish of the day was fish . Cooked excellently and served close to perfection. Although busy , service was friendly and quick. A must in the area .

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Thank Dina P
Oxford, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Just our sort of place, for coffee and a crossaint at breakfast, a plate of cheeses and glass of red wine for light supper, or a full-on steak frites for dinner. Wonderful collection of vins verre, wines by glass or bottle, and above all a very French atmosphere (yes, with smoking on the outside well heated terrace). The setting is... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Perhaps the best situation in St Martin, very popular and lively, with a huge menu choice. Food was big on quantity, less so on quality and presentation, but a hearty meal.

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Norwich
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Ate here one evening in August. St Martin de re is incredibly busy during the summer so were lucky to get a table. There is no paper menu just chalk boards so it's a bit difficult to know what is on offer and how much it costs till you sit down. Ordered a steak which was delicious and a fish... More 

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Thank adamandizzy
United Kingdom
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

A very friendly Bistro with great views out over the harbour. Managed to get a table on a Friday night and we had great service from the English-speaking waiting staff who were all very friendly and worked very hard in the packed out restaurant. The food and wine were very very nice. Highly recommended but just be aware that this... More 

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Thank Stephen S
Ireland
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Food here was OK. Service was relaxed! Not one I would go back to.Norwegian smoked salmon crepe was the exception that proved the rule. So I wouldn't rule it out but I couldn't really recommend it.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Small but lively and always packed, the food is incredible (Cote de Boeuf is a must accompanied by a dark and stormy cocktail), the waitresses are friendly, you are looking out over the harbour to all the other "run of the mill" restaurants (but also the ice cream shop which is a must for pudding). Large portions for hungry sailors... More 

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La Rochelle, France
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a bistrot/pub so don't expect a joyous welcome, like all bar staff in France, they like to keep you waiting for several minutes whilst they chat amongst themselves. That said, it's the only place I'd go to for lunch in Saint Martin. Service, once seated, is quick and efficient, food simple, fresh and good. Of particular note is... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We ate here a couple of years ago and were delighted with the whole experience, but never managed to make it back here on subsequent visits to Saint-Martin. This time we found out that the restaurant is closed on Wednesday and Thursday. We decided to stay another night just to eat here. Last time we loved it, but this time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 quai Nicolas Baudin | Quai Nicolas Baudin, 17410 Saint Martin de Re, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  Saint Martin de Re
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 68 74 66

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