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3 quai de Senac | Port de La Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 09 56 40
12:15 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Wed - Sun 12:15 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely location. We reserved for lunch and were given a crummy table position which we rejected and were moved to a better one. A handful of menus were then presented, a la carte, 41€ and 61€ and wine list. Service was slow, about an hour from seating until our starters arrived. We had warm foie gras salad and a concoction... More 

Thank steadyslack
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27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely superb. The fish is to die for. Amazing oysters fantastic turbot, beautiful sole. Hollandaise sauce out of this world. Went for lunch and whilst there booked to go again the next day. Service was professional and friendly. Great ambiance sitting outside. Top drawer wine list including some interesting not too pricey options. It's not cheap but it's also not... More 

2 Thank nywines91
Newport Pagnell, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It's got location, ambience, style, service, a great menu, a great chef and a great wine list. What else can I say? It is also pretty expensive, but then you'd expect that, and you can't begrudge it on a relative value for money basis! Wouldn't eat there every night, but once/week would be perfect!!

2 Thank dicko1410
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is possibly the best in La Flotte. Would come under the fine dining category, though it does not preclude the fact the French are more than happy to accommodate your well behaved dog under the table in even the best restaurants. Would that that applied to the UK. Very good menu for lunch and a la carte evening. Fish... More 

Thank miken2011
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went as a couple to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary and is possibly the best seafood I've ever experienced. As our French is limited, we photographed the menu and translated the night before. However, I'd be convinced if you ordered randomly, it would still be awesome! Expensive, but quality is so good that it's really just good value for... More 

Thank Andy H
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We tried the various restaurants in La Flotte during the course of our stay. This restaurant was the culinary highlight of the holiday with fantastic food and perfect service. A well deserved spot as best restaurant in Ile de Re.

Thank Tvdwiel
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely outstanding. I often refer to trip advisor for restaurant recommendations and make a point ( as often as possible ) to visit the #1 on the list when traveling somewhere new. The reviews are spot on with this one! The staff a softly spoken yet well informed and pass on their knowledge to you as each dish is served.... More 

1 Thank Toni-Lou B
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Cote de boeuf One of this nicest pieces of beef ever had medium is medium/ rare too us but outstanding plus the dog Ioves the bone 👍🐕🐕🐩🐈

Thank Paul B
Dorset, United Kingdom
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431 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Another visit here since last year. The menu continues to offer excellent value with superb cooking. The wine list is not as expensive as some. Service is discreet but attentive. We spoke with the owner who said the French were not going out nearly so much due to the economy- however they manage to keep afloat with the British and... More 

Thank oilmanDorset_U_K_
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

What a fantastic place L'Ecailler is, well worth the four hour drive there and back. The seafood was fresh, tasty and beautifully presented. The staff were polite, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be going again, as soon as possible.

Thank carolineGuernsey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Seafood, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
12:15 - 15:00
19:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 quai de Senac | Port de La Flotte, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  La Flotte
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 09 56 40

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?