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“Slow the service down !”
Review of A l'Abri des Flots

A l'Abri des Flots
Ranked #7 of 102 Restaurants in Dinard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Slow the service down !”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

We dined several times at this restaurant during our summer stay in Dinard. Over the years we have had an on off relationship with the restaurant due mainly to the rushed service. The food has never failed to please and this year was no exception. On the whole we did find this year that service was more appropriate for a restaurant of this high calibre.
Whilst sea food tends to predominate the beef and lamb are very good and well cooked. The wine list is adequate but we always go for the cheaper wine which is perfectly acceptable. Prices are not cheap but I have never left the restaurant feeling that I didn't get reasonable value for money.
Given the number of reports of rushed service I would hope that the owner, if she reads these reviews, takes note and continues to slow the service down somewhat.

  • Visited August 2012
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Pleurtuit, France
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190 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Very rushed service”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We went to this resto having been recommended to it by the hotel we were staying in at the time. Very disappointed as we went there for an evening meal and we were rushed from start to finish. Now sooner had we settled down with our Kirs than the starter was served and no sooner had we finished that and our mains arrived. I think that in terms of time, from starting to finishing our 3-course meal incl. aperros was about 3/4hr. Not the fine, relaxing, dining experience you go out at night for.

Visited March 2012
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111 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Despite the sad occasion we were 14 after a funeral to go to this restaurant. They organised a table in the back of the restaurant and we were given full attention by the Maitre d'Hotel throughout the meal. We had preplanned the menu before arriving and individual menu had been printed especially for us (without the prices). The food was excellent and I could recommend it. The best sign was that the restaurant was full by 8pm. I recommend you book if you want to ensure a table is available

Visited August 2012
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Pretentious and overpriced”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

The location of this restaurant is terrific as it boasts a terrace which overlooks the busiest square in town, so it is ideal while you are people watching. The menu is quite vast and there are various options but it all seems a little short on taste and quite expensive. Most people seem to go for the seafood platter which is spectacular and quite comprehensive but your wallet will suffer. The owner is somewhat obsequious and seems to forget we are in a popular seaside tourist resort, not in Manhattan!

Visited April 2012
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Elegant decor and good quality cooking”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

An interesting menu, good wine list and good friendly service. Very reliable and good value for money

  • Visited August 2012
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