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Le Ponton

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Esplanade Francois Andre | La Plage, 44500 La-Baule-Escoublac, France
+33 2 40 60 52 05
12:30 - 14:30
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Lucon, France
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

First class food and service. Fabulous location right on the beach. Possibly a little too expensive but I guess that you are paying for the position. Highly recommended.

Thank Braignard
Brussels, Belgium
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120 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took the set menu at Le Ponton. It was perfectly acceptable and well presented. The setting, overlooking the sea, down on the beach is lovely!

Thank Shoegirl58
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95 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely outdoor setting for lunch with sand and sun! The food was great if you like crepes and guillettes. MUST DO; BOOK IN ADVANCE!!! It will be busy at lunch time so if you do not book you will miss out. Ps; learn French too, not many English speaking staff here

Thank UsFritter
Bristol, United Kingdom
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955 reviews
605 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 293 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

As irregular to this restaurant it's nice to see that standards are still high. Service is excellent, menu is seafood based, wine selection is good, the view of the sea and beach perfect and yes the prices are a little eye watering, but then the bar is high as well in terms of what they aim to achieve

Thank David M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you want a really lovely meal on the beach, this is the place to go. in the 20 years we've been going Pierre Yves has always been the most charming host

Thank Simon T
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We used to love this place back in the last 90s and the early 2000s -- with its views of the bay, a setting sun, rising moon and the riders trotting their horses on the beach. But will never ever return. My wife ordered a risotto that was way under cooked and over salted and seasoned. When we complained, the... More 

Thank gdmacdonald29
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Fabulous setting right on the beach with inside or outside seating. A smallish menu but catered for our gluten free diet. Staff extremely friendly and helpful it was a wonderful evening. Mostly French couples or with friends. It's not really suitable for children except perhaps in the outside area where there is more room, they do have a children's menu.... More 

Thank Ken W
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

These people were great , fitted 28 people in in varying states of intoxication after a beach party next door at short notice , meal was fantastic served right on closing time

Thank Steadpc
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

We received a warm welcome from the proprietor and the location is stunning. However, we were somewhat disappointed with the meal. Sole is supposed to be tender and succulent, not dry and tough. The waiter could have been less haughty too. Very expensive too or what we got. Think we'll give it a miss next time.

Thank 564ian75
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect - from the warm welcome to the service and of course with a perfect lunch Fish was cooked to perfection Priced to value Would definitely return Thx to the very nice staff and chef!

Thank Julie T
pierre yves m, Restaurant Manager at Le Ponton, responded to this review

Dear Julie T, We wish to thank you very much for having taken the time to write such a wonderful comment on our restaurant. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again very soon. Kind regards, More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Esplanade Francois Andre | La Plage, 44500 La-Baule-Escoublac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  La-Baule-Escoublac
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 60 52 05

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?