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“Safe new hands”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Eveil des Sens - CLOSED

L'Eveil des Sens
Price range: $22 - $65
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Description: Maitre Restaurateur 2012 Referencements : Michelin 2013 et Gault Millau 2013 Partenariat SMARTBOX Coffret Tables et Saveurs et Reves a Deux
Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Safe new hands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

We last went to this restaurant a little over two years ago as it was recommended by the manager of the Hotel Elisabeth. Then it was run by a lovely couple in their late fifties. We went back to find that the previous proprietors have semi-retired to the countryside and a new young management taken over last June.

We wondered if the peevious excellent standards had been maintained. They hadn't. They'd been exceeded!

We went for the €30 menu and everything was wonderfully cooked and beautifully presented. Two complimentary dishes were brought before the starters we had ordered: a ewe's milk mousse and a little 'casserole dish' of chestnut soup. For starters the missus went for the pumpkin soup with frois gras and I had the crab terrine, both first class. We both had the veal kidneys for main course and they were beautifully pink inside as ordered. The tarte tartin for her and cheese plate for me rounded off the long, lazy French lunch we'd travelled from Jersey to enjoy.

This restaurant is tucked away just off the main 'tourist strip' of pizzas and moules-frites and well worth seeking out. Go now before the awards come in and the prices go up!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank derekthecleric
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  • Dutch first
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English first
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130 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Excellent Foodie Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

This was the best restaurant we ate at in St Malo and we ate at several other highly recommended restaurants. The restaurant only opened earlier this year and I believe has aspirations for Michelin recognition. The food was both excellent and innovative, had a complementary wine list and all provided with delightful service at a reasonable price for the quality.
We had our hotel book a table for us.

  • Visited September 2012
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1 Thank OzSooty
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Michelin Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

We had lunch here and found the quality, presentation and service en par with a Michelin restaurant.
We particularly enjoyed the ewe cheese mousse starter and the sole stuffed with shrimps and mushrooms. Also the chocolate fondant dessert was one of the best!
We understand that the restaurant was only opened in June but with this quality it will soon develop a reputation and is only a matter of time before it is in the Michelin guide. Also it was good value for money costing a total of 148 euros for two for champagne aperitif, half bottle of good burgundy, 3 courses and coffee. During our stay in St Malo we had eaten in many restaurants including those in the Michelin guide and we have to say that this WAS THE BEST!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank rayglyn
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