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L'Aquarelle

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71a Route du Montil | Breuillet, 17920, Royan, France
+33 5 46 22 11 38
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Arces, Poitou-Charentes, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With two birthdays to celebrate there was only one choice of destination- L'aquarelle! From the moment we entered we we made feel most welcome by all the staff. An assortiment of canapés /snacks were presented whilst we chose from the menu and, of course, the wine list...All were délicieux! An amuse bouche of prawns and foie gras pastrami in a... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

One again our annual visit to L’Aquaelle was a highpoint of our holiday. (We have eaten there ever since it opened on the other side of Breuillet.) Over time, M. Taffart seems to have somewhat simplified his presentation while concentrating more on flavour and his food totally justifies one star and must be close to a second. The room is... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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234 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I took my wife for a Saturday lunch on her birthday. We had the 6 course "digestion" menu with 6 different glasses of wine. It was beyond wonderful. At 120 euros a head some might be put off but please do not be. Please forgive me if I seem pretentious but having eaten all over France (including 3 star Michelin... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was our third visit to this wonderful restaurant. As always the hostess Aurélie was a delight and made us feel very welcome in spite of our very limited French. All of the staff were attentive, friendly and polite and not in the least bit stuffy - and even apologised for their poor English when it should be us apologising... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Decent price for the menu decouverte. From veal carpaccio to revisited tomatoes & burrata to monkfish, gambas, pigeon the Chef is an expert and would deserve a second star. The service is friendly, smily and efficient. Nice presentation of the plates! Bravo Chef Taffard!

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

The menu with 57 Euro, whith 3 dishes is great! They serve you a lot of extras before and after the meal you order. Wineprices are quite low for this level starting on 25Euro for highquality. I strongly recomend the chese-wagon (10 Euro extra) and ask them to chose for you. Please take your time - this is no "fast-meal"....

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Arces, Poitou-Charentes, France
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Very enjoyable lunch. Service and food well worth a second Michelin Star. Excellent value for money too!!!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014 via mobile

The Decouverte menu was a bliss with a superb Mise en bouche and a crabe mayonnaise to start.. Then a delicious 'lotte' in a succulent boullion, local cheese well selected and a lemon tart revisited to finish. Chef Taffard has the talent to use all the atlantic products at his disposal with tact and ingenuity, a * well deserved and... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

The entire experience was great. Service is A+. Food was innovative and delicious. Deserts are wonderful and the wine list was extensive. We loved the décor, and the entire experience is worth the price. With bottle of wine (2010 Rhone) the price was $240.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Run by a personable young couple who earned their first Michelin star in a previous smaller restaurant nearby in Breuillet, before building and opening this restaurant with rooms. The food is sophisticated, inventive, "molecular astronomy". Quality ingredients are used with every ingredient on the plate having something to say. It's not cheap (for us) but worthy of a special occasion... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71a Route du Montil | Breuillet, 17920, Royan, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Royan
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 22 11 38

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