We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Precise cooking in attractive setting”
Review of L'Atelier - CLOSED

L'Atelier
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 10 September 2012

L'Atelier overlooks the enormous marina at St Cyprien. Dining is mostly [but not exclusively] on an open terrace complete with awning. On a warm summer day the setting is very attractive. Ten of us aged, from 93 to 6, had a weekday lunch there. Reactions varied a little but most of the food taken from the table d'hote menus was very good and pleasingly presented and creative. Hake on a bed of tomato coulis and John Dory [St Pierre] stood out. Despite the location we had one recidivist carnivore whose fillet was spot on. The children's menu was a straight option of fish or meat [steak hache] and frites; predictably eaten with alacrity. Deserts were neat, small and perhaps a little short on vibrancy. Local wines are always the best value in French restaurants and the rose was perfect for the al fresco meal.

Service was amiable considering the demands of 10 assorted anglophones if slightly eccentric. Delivery was measured, especially considering the restaurant wasn't especially busy. The bill came in at a little under 30 euros a head which is more expensive than many local restaurants but then the food was better and more refined. Overall this was a positive exoerience and I'd certainly go back again although probably not as a group of 10.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank lancashireexile
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviews (47)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

3 - 7 of 47 reviews

Reviewed 31 March 2012

Choice of sitting inside or out...we chose outside. The menu choices are similar to the rest of the restaurants in the strip...but the position is better...placed a little way away from the main strip. Food tasty....service well paced....all in all...a lovely restaurant for lunch or dinner...

1  Thank Carol D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2012

I do agree in a way with the other opinion given about this restaurant: the service is very good and the ambience is nice (even though the building looks a bit run down from outside and inside the tables were rusty on the floor also), the wines very tasty and not too expensive, the fish is always fresh, the view on to the port (right across the street) gives you the holiday flair you want, but unfortunately what kills it for me completely is the very poor relation between the portions, the lack of creativity in the dishes and what you pay! This is why I felt almost cheated on, when we got the bill of 100 Euros for 3 people and all we had eaten was 2 starters (whereof one was seriously 4 gambas lying next to 2 leaves of salad with no dip or nothing, for 22 Euros!) and one main course (which was also not for big eaters! and as I said, with only a couple of veggies next to the fish from the grill, there is creativity missing, even though of course the fish itself was delicious), half a bottle of wine and one bottle of water. We almost left hungry.
Maybe if you take a full menu, for which in France they always offer you a better deal money wise, you will be fully happy. But as I said, our experience was overall disappointing because of the high prices and the very small portions.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
2  Thank GuestToulouse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile
Google Translation

1  Thank Chichounet51
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile
Google Translation

4  Thank David A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed L'Atelier also viewed

Saint-Cyprien, Pyrenees-Orientales
Saint-Cyprien-Plage, Saint-Cyprien
 
Saint-Cyprien-Plage, Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Cyprien, Pyrenees-Orientales
 
Saint-Cyprien, Pyrenees-Orientales
Saint-Cyprien-Plage, Saint-Cyprien
 

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing