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“Hotel Côste-style by the Beach”
Review of Le Mata Hari

Le Mata Hari
Ranked #6 of 14 Restaurants in Lumio
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
London
Level 6 Contributor
216 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Hotel Côste-style by the Beach”
Reviewed 27 August 2013 via mobile

Another restaurant we've been coming to for years. Very stylish. More akin to what you'd maybe find in a corner of a One & Only hotel in Maurituis. In fact the cuisine has a Mauritian influence with some dishes infused with subtle spices.

I should probably give Mata Hari 5 for food but I give it a 4 because frankly 5 in my book is for the top Michelin star-level restaurants.

I love this place because the food is good, ditto service (les garçons in their white shorts and polo shirts... Yep, very reminiscent of a One & Only). The view is spectacular, being opposite side of Calvi Bay looking towards a sun-drenched Citadel) and choppy sea between. Wonderful breeze blows through the restaurant.

It's stylish. Oiled teak tables, white awnings... Café del Mar or Bhudda Bar music in the background. It all comes together to create a trendy establishment that's not over-run because you need a car to get to this remote beach.

  • Visited August 2013
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Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Feet in the sand”
Reviewed 28 January 2013

A lovely tranquil restaurant by Arinella beach near Lumio. I loved the experience at the Matahari, Feet in the sand, umbrellas protecting us from the intense Corsican sun. The food was delicious and the price very affordable. A definite attraction of Lumio.
Not to forget take a walk towards Punta di Spano and the gigantic rocks.
Perfect day of relaxation.

  • Visited June 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent lunch”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

We sort of happened on this place by chance and I am glad we did. It is a little pretentious but the food was excellent and the location superbe. Go for it, it is worth it!

Visited June 2012
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