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L'Huitriere

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14 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
+33 2 99 89 75 05
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Superb seafood with excellent service.Very reasonably priced with great choice on the fixed price menues.We were there early evening and luckily got atable before the crowds arrived.Probably best to book on a Saturday evening.Friendly staff and food local and fresh.Looking forward to returning as soon as possible

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Province of Bergamo, Italy
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

Friday lunch on holiday with my wife in Normandy. The restaurant serves both fixed menus and a la carte. We opted for a 20€ fixed menus, which includes a starter, two dishes and a sweet, beverage aside. For starter we got (and shared) a 12 oysters dish and an 8 pink crevettes dish. Then we got a hot oysters dish... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

This has to be one of the best meals I have had in Cancale. We went there 2 years ago, and I wanted to return, and I did not regret it. It is a very simple restaurant, but everything is very good especially the Oysters are very fresh being local. Also the clams langoustine and St Pierre. I would definitely... More 

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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Cancale is famous for its seafood and with 30+ restaurants lined up along the seafront at Le Port choice is difficult. L'Huitriere is a good choice. Superb seafood. Friendly and good advice. Acres of parking.

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Thank Geoff B
New Jersey
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We went to Cancale to try the famous flat oysters.At the stand next to the restaurant,we chose our oysters and they were then opened for us.Delicious and a very distinctive taste.What a joy sitting on the rocks watching the harvesting of the oyster beds and throwing a few shells to waiting sea birds.A memorable experience!!!!!Marianne

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Drayton Parslow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

There were many restaurants to chose from, we chose this one because the menu on the chalk board outside was hand-written rather than printed and gave the impression that it changed frequently. We ate early as we had been travelling all day, the service was excellent attentive but not fussy. I had whelks by accident (translation error) but for my... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The menus read OK but the food did not deliver. We chose the €15 menu and for starters had fish soup - good but nothing special - and some small mussels and clams stuffed with garlic parsley butter - very salty and over-grilled. Bread was the standard sliced baguette offering. Main courses were Calamar Amoricaine (squid in a garlicky, spicy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

we came here a couple of times and would go back again. Awesome, for value menus that I honestly think are the best in the area. Service did not suffer even when it was a full house; the staff were always genial and kind. Even if you just order the €15 menu you get better service than in some other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

We checked out all the seafood places along the wharf and my husband chose this one. Great value. This is run by an oyster producer so prices are very competitive.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Always our rule of thumb in a very touristy place. Several other restaurants higher up the ranking were closed and although not the smartest looking place we had a superb meal from the 24euro menu which we rearranged to suit ourselves. Very obliging staff and a good ambience; we were very pleased to have chosen it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 quai Gambetta, 35260 Cancale, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cancale
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 89 75 05

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