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Le Cafe du Phare

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££ - £££
French, Bar, European, Pub
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99 Chemin du Pas du Nord | Le Gillieux, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 29 46 66
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Mechelen, Belgium
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hotel but I did not really like it. Some of their dishes are decent, others were quite bad. The salads for starters are not up to standard and are not worth the price. I chose the fish of the day as main dish. The fish was well prepared, although the seasoning and... More 

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vineuil
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

It was a fairly scary evening as it was really windy and stormy and definitely not a night to come out but we had just arrived in our rented house and had nothing to eat so we ventured out and the Cafe du Phare was the only open place to eat and we loved it! The menu was simple but... More 

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UK
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Handy for the lighthouse this small bar serves drinks and small meals. Simple dining in a decent French style.

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UK
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

I would like to have reviewed a meal but when we arrived they had stopped doing lunch so we had to have crepes which were delicious

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England, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

The cafe is good for coffee and snacks or lunch according to the time of day. Varied menu with an emphasis on seafood.

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Hoogstraten, Belgium
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94 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had lunch here and decided to go for the 3 course menu of 14,5 euro. It was really good value for this amount, as a starter I had mussels with persillade and they were the best I've ever had! My husband had grilled prawns and they were very tasty too. As a main course we chose the ray (fish)... More 

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London
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258 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This cafe is well situated at Phare de Baleines which is a major tourist attraction on an island almost wholly populated by tourists. If you want local flavour this isn't the place for you, but if you just want to take a break from sightseeing; eat, drink and watch the visitors wandering around then this is a perfectly nice place... More 

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New York
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

We came to visit this place for a family gathering and I must say I was disappointed overall. The seafood is good but the main dishes were below expectations for a French restaurant: the fish and the vegetables were way overcooked. You would think a restaurant would do better than that, let alone a popular restaurant by the seashore. The... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

I cannot fault the food and how quick the food is served - however when we were there, there was only 2 waiting on staff for over 30 tables - we had to wait for our plates to be cleared and order desserts but then with such a shortage of staff this was to be expected. Shame as the food... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

Set lunch menu at 14.50 Euro - cracking value! Mussels to start, followed by Skate Wings and Dessert to follow.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Bar, European, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Chemin du Pas du Nord | Le Gillieux, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  Saint Clement des Baleines
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 29 46 66

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