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“Filthy toilets, disgusting food - but a great location.”
Review of Le Calumet

Le Calumet
Ranked #95 of 255 Restaurants in Royan
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We chose to eat ar Le Calumet because of its lovely location, situated on the beach at Pontaillac, Royan.
Big Mistake.
We opted for the 16.90 euro menu and our starter of two fish terrine arrived swiftly, however, no dressing, no salad, just 2 slices of supermarket terrine. Not impressive.
Our main course was moules marinieres and frites. What can I say? It was awful, tiny overcooked mussels with no flavour accompanied by burnt greasy frites. In retrospect I think that since we were early diners, (Midday), our mussels and chips were in fact left over from the previous evening and had been recooked to keep costs down, disgusting.
A visit to the toilets revealed filth, a terrible stench of sewage, and were not usable unless one has the stomach of an Ox.

My advice - enjoy the beach at Pontaillac and avoid this place like the plague.

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Reviewed May 31, 2013

Drove into Royan for a spot of lunch and choose this place as it was overlooking the beach and seemed to be jumping. Typical bistro fare with lots of choice and heavy on the seafood, but also serving lovely thin crust pizza. Everything very fresh and tasty. Service was also spot on. The waiters seemed to love trying out their English.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We had a really nice family gathering on a Tuesday evening, the atmosphere was friendly and the food, especially the salads and pizza were really nice. The ice-creams were huge! Would go back gladly

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Thank Gazarookery
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

My wifes favourite restaurant. Excellent food served by friendly staff. Next to the casino at Pontaillac. Together they can make for a good night out.

Thank petercjackl
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

The price is worth regarding the quality. We choose the "menu" for 16.2€, the quality, the atmosphere, everything was nice. Small remark: do not stay too cloose to the heating!

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Thank Philippe J
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