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“wonderful seafood plate”
Review of A contre courant

A contre courant
Ranked #5 of 66 Restaurants in Cancale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $37
Cuisines: French, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed September 16, 2017

We had a small and a real large seafood plate to share - the white wine was great, dessert, too
we were helped to eat the larger crab like torteau ;-) it is not so easy to get to the white lovely tasting inner parts of eatable crabmeat (torteau-meat). oysters, mussels, sea snails large and tiny, 4 different types of prawn (shrimp to large ones) and lovely sauce, mayonaise.
But also the dessert was worth trying. If you opt for cafe gourmand or tea gourmand you get a very fine choice of cakes of the region served with icecream.

Thank Eva D
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Reviewed September 13, 2017

We visited the restaurant on a Monday night and it was packed. The restaurants around it had plenty of open tables, yet people were lined up to get a seat here. We waited around at the bar while waiting for a table and were fed free Rum shooters.

The staff is not fully comfortable in English and we not fully comfortable in French, but we made do. They have a wide variety of primarily seafood, but also offer beef and chicken alternatives. For starters we had soup and prawns. We had prawns, Mussels and Fish for mains and the deserts were pie of the day (peach) and chocolate Mousse. Everything was very tasty. The mussels is really a lot and can feed two people. The waiters were attentive, made jokes with us and other patrons and really just seamed to be having a good time while working.

It was a great experience.

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Thank Theo K
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Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

I guess with the food, seeing as that is why you are looking for a restaurant. Simple, delicious, generous portions and with so many tempting dishes on the menu it is hard to make up your mind. No worries, close your eyes, wave your finger in the air and point at something on the menu or the blackboard, it will be good.

The personnel. From the minute you walk in the door to the minute you reluctantly take leave of your table, someone is there to make you feel at home, to make sure you have everything you need, to share some friendly banter, to answer your questions. In spite of the frenzy of activity and constant stream of people coming in, asking for a table, we never once felt pressed and the rhythm of the service never suffered.

The atmosphere. Lively, welcoming, confortable with a great decor. We felt totally at home here. Tourists, whether it was a first time or return visit and locals are all treated the same, all guests in this lovely establishment. We hadn't planned on coming back to Cancale on this holiday but at the end of our meal we made a reservation for the following week.

Don't miss it.

Thank Kapu13k
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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

Very nice people, good service, good food, I recommend prawn with porc feet, goes well as a starter!

Thank SB63Fortaleza
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Reviewed September 8, 2017 via mobile

We are regular customers and the food is consistently superb! The patrons, Arnaud and Mimia and their staff always make us feel so very welcome. We have never been disappointed.

Thank WestSussexWoodies
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