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“An old favourite never disappoints” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Restaurant Chez Yvette

Restaurant Chez Yvette
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Ranked #46 of 177 Restaurants in Arcachon
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brighton, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“An old favourite never disappoints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Chez Yvette is always our first port of call when we go to Arcachon. Good service, great ambience, relaxed atmosphere, helpful and friendly staff - and the best seafood in town. Chez Yvette is an Arcachon institution - don't miss it.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank Will F
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2011

Beautifully fresh seafood, busy, need to book ahead to be sure of getting a place, popular with locals which is always a good sign, just one or two little details of lack of service let it down and be warned it is very expensive.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Wendy M
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Munich, Germany
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Seafood restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2011

Fresh oysters, giant prawns, mussels, crabs and other fine selections of fishes, shells are available in this restaurant. However, the dishes were a tat expensive. Other restaurants along the street av. gambetta and Boulevard Marcel Gounouilhou serves cheaper, and nicer seafood. There is no sea-view since it faces the main road. One good point about this restaurant is that seafood is fresh here.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tinaamro
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Andernos-les-Bains, France
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142 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Mediocre food, slow service & disgusting toilets”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2011

The three course 25€ menu looked rather dull so we went “A la carte”. We got charged 70€ for a couple of drinks, two main dishes and two desserts – no wine. The main dishes were ok, but nothing special and really small helpings. You have to order dessert upfront, which was clearly because they came from the freezer. The service was slow because they are understaffed to face a Saturday night crowd and pathetically amateur.

The toilets were disgusting. The two soap pumps have visibly been broken for years and a soggy, dirty old soap bar was available instead. Drying one’s hands is also unpleasant as it is a towel that has been used by all the previous customers rolled in a ball on the side of the sink.

This was a very reputable restaurant, many years ago. The standards have gone down in a big way, and it is simply not worth the price. Stay away.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Lot et Garonne
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119 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Genuinely good seafood away from the tourist traps.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2011

Arcachon is a regular trip for us, it is our preferred town for a day on the coast. However, you have to search for the good restaurants, the ones along the promenade are dire. Overpriced food, served without care and the quality is not what you would expect in France, we've had some appalling meals there. Restaurant Chez Yvette looks unpromising. It is situated in the road running parallel with the prom but away from the main drag. The menu is large, mainly seafood but meat as well. We had the 24 euro menu with 3 choices for each of the 3 courses. I had the wonderfully fresh oysters and my husband mussels in a lemon cream sauce, followed by entrecote for him and coquilles st jacque for me, and brownies (beautifully moist, would put the States to shame) and ice cream. The quality was excellent, the food tasty, the price reasonably, ambiance and service great, what more could you want for a good Sunday lunch.

Visited March 2011
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Thank Laraine B
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