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“Nice atmosphere, helpful staff, average food”

Au comptoir de la baie
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Tempted to try this by the positive reviews. It's certainly a pleasant environment to eat in, but we were slightly disappointed by the food; maybe our expectations had been raised too high.
We both had the 16.90 menu, and this is definitely good value. My starter of salade de chevre chaud was excellent. For the main course I chose the salmon brochette which was very good & went well with the accompanying tagliatelle in a creamy prawn & mushroom sauce. However, it was also served with an odd assortment of vegetables which didn't really go with fish (or pasta); cauliflower, carrot & a macedoine of peas, beans & more carrot, all decidedly overcooked. Leaving them (which I did) felt like a waste; I'd have preferred a simple salad accompaniment, and would probably have then given a higher rating.
As it was lunchtime we confined ourselves to ice-cream for dessert. We enjoyed these, and the desserts we saw did all look very tempting.

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Reviewed 14 July 2013

Had an amazing combination of seafood! Huge king prawns and lots of them! My partner had lovely mussels in cream.

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Reviewed 22 June 2013 via mobile

We went to this restaurant as it was the number one choice on TripAdvisor, a great decision, we had a lovely evening, all the staff were very helpful, nothing too much trouble and great location on the banks of the Somme. Food was excellent, highly recommended.

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Reviewed 27 May 2013

We had a lovely family meal here during our holiday in St Valery. The staff were super friendly and helpful, even bringing out samples of food when we were unsure of what they were. We chose from the 16 Euro set menu that was extraordinary value given the quality and size of the dishes. I wish we had eaten here more during our stay, as none of the other restaurants in St Valery came close to matching our experience here. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 3 August 2012

This restaurant was formerly Le Corail, but at Easter was taken over by a new owner. We had the menu at 16.90 euros (salade de chevre chaude, skate wing cooked with capers, and chocolate mousse) and 24.90 euros (soupe du poisson, salmon and scallops in a pastry case with shrimp sauce, chocolate and creme caramel pud). The house red was 8.10 euros for a 50cl pichet. The food was reasonable value, the wine was excellent, the decor (which has not been changed since the new owner took over) is tired. We are told that out of season they do a first rate couscous, which we look forward to trying in September

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