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“Another excellent lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Chalut

Le Chalut
Ranked #9 of 44 Restaurants in Port-Vendres
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Another excellent lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We have been eating at Le Chalut for the last few years and have at least one lunch here every time we visit this area of France. Ate here this time with friends, and they were very impressed. In summer you need to be here by 12.15 or have a reservation particularly on a Sunday otherwise the French will have beaten you to it.
There is a good choice of set menus varying in price and an excellent carte. The seafood and fish are excellent, beautifully cooked and presented. The staff are friendly and efficient (and will speak English if you are struggling although most english seem to favour the tourist restaurants in Port Vendres.) Good choice of aperatifs and wines, and the coffee and chocolate truffles finish the meal well.
A proper french restaurant favoured by the french and not yet discovered by lots of english tourists !! Strongly recommend a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lindsay G
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Marigot, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Tasty, friendly, very reasonable prices”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2013

I had heard a lot about this restaurant before getting a surprise opportunity to drop by there for lunch after arriving from the Caribbean and 14 years without visiting Port Vendres.
The food was fabulously fresh and flavourful, well presented and served after only a short wait.
The menu offers authentic regional cuisine without shying away from contemporary preferences for fresh, quality ingredients not over-oiled or salted.
Anchovies, bouillabaisse, grilled wild-caught fish (true "catch of the day") and seafoods and a perfect crème Catalane.
Knowledgable selection of regional wines well suited to the food at surprisingly fair prices.
Pleasant and efficient service on a sunny terrace or veranda overlooking the quays.
A truly enjoyable experience though I am a life-long hospitaility and food service professional who is not easy to please !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MjT971
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Huddersfield
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186 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“good Saturday lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

We have been here during the evening a couple of years ago but little seems to have changed. The staff are friendly and efficient and the menus easy to deal with. The cooking is good, if you ask for a faux-filet to be cooked well done as my wife did it does come well done. This is not always the case in France. The wine list is not extensive but strongly features local wines, most of which can be recommended, as indeed can the restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank StefanMark
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london england
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“lovely lovely lovely”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner at this restaurant tonight and we were all very happy with the food, service and ambience. Was with my husband and 2 younger children aged 19 and 15 all with different requirements for a good evening. After a lovely walk from Collioure we chose this venue as it seemed to suit us all., with a great choice of fish and a steak or two on the menu. All the dishes chosen were very good and included a fish menu at €36 and a la carte choices of moules starters and steak mains with either frites or veg . The staff were great, efficient, helpful, friendly and even cracked a joke or two. Will definitely eat at this restaurant again before our holiday is over. Just don't know why we haven't eaten here before in the 5years we have been coming to collioure .

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