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“Cafe' with a difference”
Review of Cafe Valmer

Cafe Valmer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $72
Cuisines: Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Toute l annee 7/7 midi et soir formule du midi plateaux de coquillages gillardaux homards breton poissons de lignes pour 1pers pour 2 pers viandes grillees specialites de la region du moment Uniquement produits de saisons equipe jeune et dynamique pour vous servir sur le pouce ou pour vos repas romantiques d affaires de familleSalon vip salle fumeur terrasse plein sud oliviers fontaine au calmeTerrasse d hiver salle de restaurant design et comptemporaine ecran geant wifi clim salon exterieur acces handicapes Formule a la carte groupe anniversaire qualite service
Reviewed May 26, 2012

This is an excellent place for shell fish, we did not try the assorted platters of shell fish but they were going down well with locals. The Risotto de Homard, was excellent and very substantial, very friendly service. The Sancerre is worth a try but is not cheap.

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2  Thank Alan H
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

We had breakfast and an evening meal. The lunchtime menu is 19 euro for 2 courses and a complimentary drink, we went for dinner and the dishes cost around 20 euro. I had duck in a strawberry gravy sounds awful but was delicious! I would also recommend the trio of desserts 11 euro but well worth it! 1/2 litre pichet of wine was around 8 euro. Calvados was an impressive measure and worth the 8 euro. Very chilled and staff polite and helpful and cheerful!

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Thank Wrenny1969
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Reviewed July 3, 2011

The first place we go when we get into the village for our vacation. We keep coming back The food is excellent. Steak tartare is a great dish and so is the seafood.

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1  Thank Aldiwa
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Reviewed September 1, 2010

It's often a real challenge to find a good restaurant on the French Riviera. Café Valmer is a few km’s drive worth. No Michelin stars here, but just fresh and honest food, tasty prepared in a friendly atmosphere. Reservation is indicated, especially for the terrace.
My favorite is to start with some Gillardeau Oysters, followed by a grilled Breton Lobster accompanied with their excellent Sancerre to alternate for once from the usual Provence Rosé.
If you really want a rosé wine, take the Sainte Margueritte, worth a Domaine Ott but at half price. The Gillardeau Oysters were not milky, even in the middle of the summer.
Another excellent combination is to start with the Oeuf Cocotte Fermiers au Morilles and take the generous Risotto de Homard as main course.
There are also some meat plates for those who do not like seafood.
I’m not a fan of sweets; nevertheless they suggest some nice desserts.
Being there so many times, it’s always the same rejoice to return.

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Thank BrusselStardancer
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

What a find! We had dinner here in July '09. We left our hotel and just cruised the streets looking for a good place to eat. Café Valmer was busy - always a good sign - so in we went. Despite being very busy - full to capacity - the staff were attentive, charming and helpful. We sat at a lovely table outside and were served initiallly a guy whom I took to be the owner. His English was excellent despite my insistence on speaking French. He was flying around the place all night welcoming people, checking they were happy and still had time to check on us two or three times throughout the evening.

We shared a large bowl of mussels to start with - they were excellent. We both then had Tuna steaks drenched in a really delicious sauce; mouth - watering! Wine was fabulous - local Rosé of course. We couldn't resist having pudding, it was our holiday after all, and we both opted for chocolate fondant. This was cooked to perfection and reamins one of the best I've ever had. Others in the restaurant were eating big Langoustine, Lobster, Scallops and Sea-Bass which all looked amazing.

We also got chatting to the people on the table next door - two ladies out for a girly night who'd left their husbands baby-sitting their grandchildren. Both charming and friendly. The atmosphere was fun and light-hearted and the place is really well decorated and very comfortable.

We were en route to our house near Ste Max about forty minutes' drive from La Croix Valmer and would not hestitate to make the trip in future to re-visit this wonderful, unpretentious and charming place. You must visit this place for the best sea-food in town!

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3  Thank Borderlaird
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