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“Elegant French dining experience in beautiful surroundings” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostellerie De La Pointe Saint Mathieu

Hostellerie De La Pointe Saint Mathieu
Ranked #1 of 13 Restaurants in Plougonvelin
Price range: $18 - $95
Cuisines: Seafood, French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
The Hague, The Netherlands
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Elegant French dining experience in beautiful surroundings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

The restaurant is situated near the top of a cliff with an amazing view of the ocean below, a lighthouse, and the ruins of a monastery. Plan some time to look at the scenery before eating. The restaurant itself is in an older building and nicely decorated.

I visited as part of a large group, so we had a reserved room upstairs and ordered our dishes in advance. I also have no idea how much it cost, but I am guessing it was not cheap because the service was good and the waiters were dressed in black tie. There could have been better organization about who had ordered each dish and where that person was sitting, so that the staff did not have to ask about each dish (especially as many people did not remember what they had requested).

That said, the staff was good in dealing with the unplanned. I had opted not to have a starter because both choices were things I cannot eat (and I felt it would do me no harm to skip a course), but after I had waved away both options a waiter asked about it and the person sitting next to me explained my dietary restrictions. A starter that I could eat appeared shortly thereafter. So although the menu for our group was limited to two choices for appetizers and desserts, and three choices for the main course, the kitchen was adaptable. As you would expect, the menu leans toward seafood and fish options.

Everyone was served champagne as we sat down, white wine with the appetizer, and the option of red wine with dinner, plus tea or coffee at the end of the meal. There were hors d'œuvres of cheese sticks and cheese puffs with ham, bread rolls with butter, and an amuse-bouche of beet and crème fraîche. My appetizer had several components: jamón serrano, vegetables on a piece of bread with olive tappenade, and a third item which I've forgotten. My main dish was duck in a red wine reduction. For dessert I received a selection of pastries (which I had planned to skip) which consisted of ice cream, macroon with buttercream and fresh raspberries, chocolate mousse, mille-feuille, and chocolate cake. Once we had finished as much of this as possible, we were brought additional sweets, with one plate for every four or five people. This had a chocolate macroon, a macaroon, two soft meringues, something with chocolate and nuts, and a tuile.

I quite liked the duck, and the butter which accompanied the rolls was delicious. The dessert was also tasty, in particular the ice cream.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
St. Helier, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Hygiene issues”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Head waiter was recycling bread rolls, coughing on his hands without washing and continuing service. Table ware was old fashion and worn, menu was missing pages and looks it had been dragged in a bush backward. Head waiter was humiliating his staff in front of guest. Despite the good food, this was a very unpleasant evening, avoid at all costs.

Visited October 2012
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newcastle-under-lyme, staffs
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150 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

great location, for walking and exploring the coastline

Visited May 2012
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Potsdam
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Michelin recommended with two forks,... but it's much better!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2012

What a pleasant surprise. There's an old lighthouse, a church ruin, a few houses and the Hostellerie de la Pointe Saint-Mathieu at the very end of the world, the last piece of land in the west of France, before the ocean starts in any direction you look. This hotel and restaurant has a very attentive staff, the family run business is very well run, wehenever the hosts are present they welcome you personally. The rooms are moden and very neat, some with a wonderful terrace to sit and relax. But the evening in the restaurant was even better. Great service, wonderful food, a great cook and definitely worth more than the Michelin double fork recommendation. Check their website for the current menus. The only downside was, that we only spent one night. Although this is the end of the world, you can spend at least three nights here without getting bored. You can read, take endless walks along the coast, visit the nearby town of Le Conquet, take the ferry to the Ile d'Ouessant and much more. Oh, spend more than three days, spend a week!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Zurich
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“French local restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2011

Very nicely decorated restaurant, good and individual service, great menu with excellant food.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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