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Hotel de Vendee

126 rue de la Republique, 85200 Fontenay-le-Comte, France
+33 2 51 69 76 11
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“cottage pie” (2 reviews)
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French, European
££ - £££
126 rue de la Republique, 85200 Fontenay-le-Comte, France
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely meal served by the loveliest man. The host spoke brilliant English to our broken French and couldn't do enough for us. Very much enjoyed the night... the prawn starter will ensure a return visit.

1  Thank BethyBettyBoop
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We visited this in 2014, when we ate outside and thoroughly enjoyed our meal.. the food and service were excellent. We have returned a few times last year and this year, and still find the same cheerful owner service and excellent value. This restaurant pretends...More

1  Thank lebarail
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were taken here by french friends on the basis that it was a great place to eat. The initial impression was not overwhelming. It look like the basic french café, Formica tables and a big wooden bar. However from the moment we were greeted...More

Thank bearinasuitcase
Reviewed 4 December 2016

A busy restaurant serving excellent food. Service was first class. The exterior doe not reveal the hidden gem inside. You probably have to book. Little else to add except - try it.

Thank mikewelham
Reviewed 10 November 2016

You can't fault this restaurant for the quality of food and service. The limited number of dishes offered still ensure a good choice, the fresh ingredients presented with a modern twist. We tend to go at lunchtime, the place is always buzzing, and we are...More

Thank pat b
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a brilliant restaurant, much better than the first glance might suggest. Some wonderful flavour matching and lovely front of house welcome, service and advice (try the Gascon white). We went on our first night in Fontenay and had no hesitation in immediately booking...More

1  Thank Mikepw
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Booked in, last minute, with our 2 children (9 and 12). Don't be put off, but the Restaurant has no menus - the dishes of the day are delivered by your waiter/host/manager, who was first class. Although wary, our kids sampled new dishes, including Gazpacho...More

Thank stuart100035
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Absolutely brilliant....Frederic (front of house) and his partner (chef de cuisine) are in their element doing what all restaurants should be copying. No menu to browse....Frederic reads the menu from a bit of cardboard written in pencil and makes a show of his mastery in...More

Thank Francis F
Reviewed 3 June 2016

. . . . . because you will see it is full. You will have reserved (essential) and be shown to your table. Everyone knows that when you see a restaurant that is busy it will be good, this is certainly true here. An excellent...More

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 June 2016

This restaurant offers a remarkably good value lunch and not surprisingly, it is always necessary to book in advance. There is a choice of four or five dishes on each of the three courses but all are tasty and freshly prepared. The price is a...More

1  Thank PBY54
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brian j
27 July 2015|
Response from Lepinier | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a Hotel as well...but cannot give any details ...as have not stayed there....BUT ..if it is anything like the restaurant ..I am sure it will be brilliant ... hope to there this week! Hope you have a super time !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:15
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 rue de la Republique, 85200 Fontenay-le-Comte, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Vendee  >  Fontenay-le-Comte
  • Phone Number: +33 2 51 69 76 11
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