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“Perfect gourmet experience”
Review of Savarin

Savarin
Ranked #55 of 389 Restaurants in Ostend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $43 - $114
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 12, 2012

I had been looking for a nice gourmet restaurant by the seaside (with a view of the sea), for a celebratory lunch with my mum. It took me a couple of days to find Le Savarin, which looked just the ticket. We parked at the Zeeparking, which is a little hike to the seafront (despite the name), especially since I was headed the wrong way along the front. It's to the left of he Casino and very near to the Thermae Palace hotel, on a corner. We were relatively early at 12:30, and received a good welcome from the two people working front of house - a young man and a young woman. We ordered two glasses of champagne while we mused over the menu. It was excellent, the perfect temperature and a perfect start. We decided upon a la carte, which although mae the meal more expensive meant we could have exactly what we wanted - which was fish, fish and more fish (well we were at the seaside). My mum ordered droade royale, which came cold with an astonishingly good cold cucumber sauce and was beautifully presented. I ordered fillet of plaice which was a hot starter and very good. As a main course we decided to go for the grilled turbot for two, as this is our favourite fish. It came with buttery mashed potatoes (probably a bit too buttery thinking of my cholesterol). The bearnaise sauce was to die for - never had anything like it - I could have drunk it from the jug, and it had chunky pieces of lobster in it. this was washed down with an incredibly good, but not too expensive Sancerre, and some english mineral water (believe it or not). We loved it. We couldn't resist total greediness, and mum had a crepe normand, which was crunchy and paper thin, with paper thin slices of apple embedded in it. There was a fine taste of calvados, and some delicious vanilla ice-cream. I went for the local cheeses, with a very good glass of red wine. Once we had downed all that, there was frankly no room for all the lovely sweet bits they brought with the coffee. It was not cheap - about 270 euros, but then we did not skimp on what we ordered either. We could have eaten much cheaper if we had taken the lunchtime menu. The services was frankly a little patchy. The gentleman was incredibly professional, and delightful. The young lady looked bored, and definitely not passionate about her job. In the end I asked her to leave the wine on the table, because it was such a chore to get a refill. I'm sure she is a delightful person, much someone really needs to show her a video of herself. All in all a delightful day out and a wonderful dining experience.

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Reviewed November 12, 2011

I visit this restaurant quite frequently, both for family and business occasions. This is not a noisy place where you can (unintentionally) follow your neighbors' conversation. Here you get space in a quiet environment and you stay as long as you want to. The chef Floris Panckoucke serves you a gastronomic meal in 5-7 courses, with or without accompanying wines. The quality is excellent and based on fresh, seasonal ingredients. Service is impeccable. A meal here is not cheap but it is worth every Euro. And: if you are a vegetarian or have special requirements: this will be taken care of with a smile.

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Reviewed September 18, 2011

Some years ago it was probably a enjoyable restaurant but everything give an impression of old and worn out. The food is not up to the price and the personnel is very young and not well trained.

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