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“Good restaurant at wonderful location”
Review of Le Mata Hari

Le Mata Hari
Ranked #5 of 14 Restaurants in Lumio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Basel, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good restaurant at wonderful location”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food we had there was good (we both had the menu), service was friendly and speedy and the location absolutely fantastic. In terms of taste it was good, but there is a little bit of room for refinement. We'd go there again.

  • Visited June 2014
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zurich
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Hidden jewel on the beach w great service and food”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Corsica is both beautiful and wild, thankfully not defaced by mass tourism so the selection is both limited and usually expensive. We originally intended to cook at home until our landlady recommended Mata Hari which was just down the (poorly paved) road. The potholes were worth it and we could hardly believe our eyes when we saw it on the beach. I wanted to remarry my husband on the spot it was so romantic. The fusion menu is finely tuned, and over the next few days we tried out most things. Excellent quality and steep prices, yes. But you get what you pay for, since the attention to detail, commitment to hospitality, and professional pride is apparent in so many small details. Special thanks to Jerome. Next time we'll save up and plan half-board there!

  • Visited April 2014
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Clare, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Delightful beach restaurant”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

We always visit Mata Hari twice if staying in Calvi.
The beach is superb (but I think that 12 euros is a bit steep for a lounger) and the food is of the highest quality,although their prices were a bit steep.A minus was that they seemed to be running out of wines-I guess that last week in September is getting near to the end of their season-The location is idyllic and the staff are very efficient and friendly.To get a table on the beach edge you need to book.It really is worth the pricing!

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank turtle9
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Marseille, France
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A hidden treasure!”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for a nice beach to hit. To our surprise after a winding road down to the water, we came upon this secluded spot. Tables in the sand, wonderful service, and a delicious meal were the highlights. It is a bit steep for a beach lunch but definitely worth it. We will absolutely go back during our next trip!

Visited August 2013
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London
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Hotel Côste-style by the Beach”
Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Another restaurant we've been coming to for years. Very stylish. More akin to what you'd maybe find in a corner of a One & Only hotel in Maurituis. In fact the cuisine has a Mauritian influence with some dishes infused with subtle spices.

I should probably give Mata Hari 5 for food but I give it a 4 because frankly 5 in my book is for the top Michelin star-level restaurants.

I love this place because the food is good, ditto service (les garçons in their white shorts and polo shirts... Yep, very reminiscent of a One & Only). The view is spectacular, being opposite side of Calvi Bay looking towards a sun-drenched Citadel) and choppy sea between. Wonderful breeze blows through the restaurant.

It's stylish. Oiled teak tables, white awnings... Café del Mar or Bhudda Bar music in the background. It all comes together to create a trendy establishment that's not over-run because you need a car to get to this remote beach.

  • Visited August 2013
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