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“your choice? Shellfish!!”

Hotel-restaurant La Cote Bleue
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Ranked #12 of 31 Restaurants in Bouzigues
Price range: $19 - $43
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Marsal
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“your choice? Shellfish!!”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Location: getting to this restaurant/hotel is just a 2 minutes drive from the very busy main road N113 (Montpellier – Béziers). The restaurant has a private parking.

La Côte Bleue has a very pleasant and quiet terrace next to the water and a wonderful view over the “Etang de Thau”(an “inside sea”), with the Mont Saint-Clair and the city of Sète as horizon. This panorama is fascinating, as much during the day as after dark.

This restaurant has a century old history and started as an oyster farm, this activity is still important for this business.
The decoration of the spacious restaurant is traditional.
Limited menu.
During the off-season (December) we decided for a lunch at this restaurant. There were only 3 tables with guests. We supposed that the chef was not working under stress and would pamper us with his best cooking. Our choice was the standard, 29 Euro, set menu.
We choose for mussels in the oven. Unfortunately, the preparation was uninspired. About the fish soup, I would definitely suggest the chef to look for a new recipe; also the roux and the little toasts that go with it gave an industrial impression. About the main course, the cod – how is it possible for a fish restaurant to get this wonderful product so chewy and dry? Deep freezed? Re-heated?
Very disappointing! As was the dessert.

Though the manager is certainly a very friendly man, he should rethink the quality of what he serves.
When you decide for this restaurant, I would recommend limiting your lunch choice to the excellent and very fresh “fruits” de mer”(= shellfish) plates.

  • Visited December 2012
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Tienen, Belgium
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Excellent Fish restaurant”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

This hidden restaurant was advised when we went to Méze on the coast.
We would never have find it without the correct Navigation.
But the fish was fresh and excellent for a decent price.
Of course, the wine was slightly on the expensive side.
But the final quote would be: try it, its one of the best fish menus at 50 miles around.

  • Visited October 2012
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“delicious seafood in a calm, relaxed ambiance”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

Service was speedy and attentive, good selection of wines, the seafood couldn't be fresher (oyster farms nearby), slightly pricy though.

  • Visited July 2012
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Bouzigues, France
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“Amazing!!!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

I love the cote bleue! Been twice and apsolutly loved it! I have had the expensive set menu (43 euros each, I think?) and I've been amassed at the quality of food And service!!! The food is some of the best I have ever eaten, not best place to go for people who don't like fish as I don't think there are any alternatives, but as I do it's no problem for me :D

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