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A contre courant

3 Place du Calvaire | 3,plaçe Du Calvaire, 35260 Cancale, France
+33 2 99 89 61 61
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (24 reviews)
“vanilla rum” (3 reviews)
“prawns” (6 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Place du Calvaire | 3,plaçe Du Calvaire, 35260 Cancale, France
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 6 November 2017

We drove over to Cancale to see the oyster beds and taste the local specialties, and found this little gem of a restaurant. While there were numerous touristy restaurants on the north end of town, it is well worth walking south to check this one...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My wife had a succulent sole, I had a fantastic plateau de fruits de mer. We could not have been more happy food wise. 9 out of 10.

Thank Ernst Jan V
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The food was EXCELLENT! Most friendly waiters in all of France. BEST VALUE of any of the many restaurants we are at in France. The attitudes of all of the servers were so accommodating, unlike many of the other more expensive "snooty" places. Free complimentary...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Food exceptional and all staff very friendly and attentive.Will be visiting again. One of the best starters I have ever had oysters, prawns, cockles and shells, seaweed with accompaniments.

Thank Mikeefc52
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Situated along the seafront this is the busiest restaurant in Cancale. The food, service and ambiance is excellent. The staff are very efficient but friendly and the menu is in English, which is an added benefit for those who have limited French. As there can...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We had a small and a real large seafood plate to share - the white wine was great, dessert, too we were helped to eat the larger crab like torteau ;-) it is not so easy to get to the white lovely tasting inner parts...More

Thank Eva D
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We visited the restaurant on a Monday night and it was packed. The restaurants around it had plenty of open tables, yet people were lined up to get a seat here. We waited around at the bar while waiting for a table and were fed...More

Thank Theo K
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I guess with the food, seeing as that is why you are looking for a restaurant. Simple, delicious, generous portions and with so many tempting dishes on the menu it is hard to make up your mind. No worries, close your eyes, wave your finger...More

Thank Kapu13k
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice people, good service, good food, I recommend prawn with porc feet, goes well as a starter!

Thank SB63Fortaleza
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We are regular customers and the food is consistently superb! The patrons, Arnaud and Mimia and their staff always make us feel so very welcome. We have never been disappointed.

Thank WestSussexWoodies
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Place du Calvaire | 3,plaçe Du Calvaire, 35260 Cancale, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cancale
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 89 61 61
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