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3 boulevard de Russie, 03200 Vichy, France
+33 4 70 97 68 37
19:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 19:30 - 22:00
Wed - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
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Merignac, France
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Lively restaurant with a good menu de jour, and a good choice of wine. Friendly service and not rushed. The souffle dessert was excellent!

Thank Tim S
Wigan, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here on our first night in Vichy. Very pleasant surprise. We opted got the lobster special menu for 2, it was fantastic. The service was great and the riesling was beautiful!!

Thank PaulieS84
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly understanding staff post bariatric surgery and they went out if their way to accommodate. Hubby had a top class meal.

Thank Angela A
Paris, France
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940 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 541 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

We solely selected this restaurant based on a review that said the chef kindly provided off menu vegetarian dishes. However our experience was more in line with the other comments about poor service here. When we requested a vegetarian dish we were sharply told this was not possible and that 'this was a seafood restaurant'. The attitude of the service... More 

Thank HiddenCaviar
Rémy B, Propriétaire at L'Hippocampe, responded to this review
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Madame malheureusement nous ne pouvons pas tout faire. Je pense que vous forcez un peu le trait et c'est votre... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Another visit to this specialist restaurant and the food is as good as the last time. Excellent Lobster set Menu. BUT and it is a big BUT, the service is as slow as ever. Our meal took 3 hours for four courses and we only received our simple starter after some 45 minutes. The food can't be criticised, but the... More 

Thank Trust1959
Paris, France
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124 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

This is the kind of restaurant that makes you happy to be in France: High quality food freshly cooked just for you and served in a visually gratifying way. In this restaurant you can actually see the cooks in the back of the restaurant as they labor away to turn freshly caught seafood into a wonderful culinary experience. My husband... More 

Thank Angkor2010
Bedoin, France
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

The menu is nearly all fish which was perfect for us.....nicely varied and well presented. Lobster seemed a favourite with the locals but we opted for turbot and mussels and were well pleased. The wait staff seemed a bit overwhelmed by it all though the restaurant was not crowded the night we went......and reports are that this is not uncommon.... More 

Thank nonamama
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2013

We went to this restaurant three times during our stay in Vichy and the chef was really kind to prepare vegetarian dishes for me, entrees and main dishes, prepared at the moment because there was nothing on the menu. Unlike some comments below, the service was very good, the waiters and the chef were super nice and efficient.

Thank sandysuperfuzz
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Excellent seafood if you are prepared to wait for it to arrive. Staff need to raise their service to the same standard as the food. Pleasant environment but a little cramped.

Thank Trust1959
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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254 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2011

The specialist for fish dishes they propose really good food, very traditional (not molecular stuff here) service is typically French : quite efficiient but cold. so ib the end, it is what you look for when in a "restaurant gastronomique", since that's what it is, where businessmen, elderly people and local affluent ones come to enjoy good food is a... More 

Thank imardell

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 boulevard de Russie, 03200 Vichy, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes  >  Allier  >  Vichy
  • Phone Number: +33 4 70 97 68 37

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