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le grand Travers, 34280 La Grande-Motte, France
10:00 - 02:00
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Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The place has a lovely look and like all the paillotes (temporary beach restaurant/bar) its a very nice place to spend the evening (or day). Like the other paillotes, it's not great value for money and service can be peremptory, especially when they're busy. So don't go for service, or food (or the wine list). But if you just want... More 

Thank winebore
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

started off well. place looks nice and we got a couple of relaxed beach beds from some tattooed 'waiter' with sunglasses. after asking for and receiving the menu we tried to catch the waiters attention again to actually order something, but this proved to be impossible, even though only maybe 10 out approx 40 beds were taken. tattoo guy did... More 

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Paris, France
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Relaxing, great set up, nice bar, nice beach beds and service. Though it s a bit expensive, and the wifi there is for free but useless. I spent the day there thought I think it will be also great to spend the evening there at the bar.

Thank Dufour D
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

i've have been visiting Effet-Mer for ten years, starting off as one of the best places ever it has slowly deteriorated.I am happy to pay the high prices if the service and quality of food is good but its definitely not at Effet Mer. Are the staff briefed to be miserable to the customers? Ah well best start looking for... More 

1 Thank Daniel H
Sommieres, France
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

We've been going to this "paillotte" (beach restaurant) for the last 8 years. We have never been disappointed by the top quality food. We usually have a family outing to l'Effet Mer on a Sunday, for their buffet (all you can eat). We went last Sunday and had a fantastic meal, taking our time and great pleasure in returning to... More 

Thank Frenchiefiona
Prague, Czech Republic
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

We were there as a young family with two and four year old kids and we thought the whole experience was fantastic. We went there without having read the reviews on here and were surprised by the nasty comments. We found the food to be of excellent quality, service was very attentive and the beds were very comfortable. I am... More 

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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Very friendly service, delicious deserts to enjoy as you're laying on the beach with a great cocktail. Good value for money.

1 Thank Eyup K
Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Although the beach there is really nice (in general), the food & service is not worth a visit. The salad was completely taste-free, the asparagus was of very low quality, and the service unfriendly. Effet-Mer looks nice from outside, but that's it. High prices for low quality of food...

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

As I am not from the area i thought it would be great to check out the private beaches around Montpelier, Effet Mer was by far the superior of the beaches. Lovely fresh food, good service and an all ready cosy ambiance.

1 Thank James M
Grenoble, France
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2013 via mobile

Our 2nd time to visit this restaurant on the beach. We were very surprised to see so many bad reviews. We had a great evening starting with a very friendly welcome and the entrance and from cocktail barlady. Cool lounge music while sipping cocktails on the beach. Good food and pleasant service for our group of 6. Only negative point... More 

1 Thank Sean G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, French
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: le grand Travers, 34280 La Grande-Motte, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Occitanie  >  Herault  >  La Grande-Motte
  • Phone Number: 0467560214
Seasonal Trendy Beach Restaurant

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