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L'Escale

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13 quai de Senac, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 01 63 37
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overpriced and unfriendly staff. Charged 11 euros for a cognac whilst only paying 8 euros a few doors away for a much better quality. Manager/owner and staff not at all interested in listening to complaint

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East Allington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Had an amazing lunch here, well recommended......fish choices superb, plates de journey worth investigating!

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Puurs, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The worst habit nowadays is that people check Tripadvisor before choosing a restaurant, and then this place hardly has any eaters, which was the case when we sat down for a late dinner, because we didn't want an overcrowded, overpriced Tripadvisor high-rater. 1) We had a perfectly cooked dinner with fresh fish and a smooth wine to go along with... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Needed to grab a quick lunch on the way to our Hotel and had no access to Trip Adviser. We figured that most of the restaurants along the quay would be of the touristy type, but all about equal. To begin with the menu boards are very confusing, I can read a French menu, but these were really BAD. Since... More 

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Moissac, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I wouldn't normally be attracted to a PMU (betting shop), however L'Escale is also a restaurant which caught my eye with an attractive and sensibly priced menu. There is a restaurant close by offering a seafood platter for 118€! We had the best moules et frites that I have eaten anywhere in very pleasant surroundings and very friendly staff. Plenty... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Sitting at the harbor is nice, of course. But the food was mediocre and the service unorganized, inattentive and slow. Sorry, you ruined my Friday night dinner.

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Cardiff
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Superb burgers and great position in the harbour. Price wise it was about right for the island. Enjoyable hour although the staff not very welcoming.

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Omagh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Family trip to La Flotte - walked around port and were ushered in by friendly waiter. After this service was adequate - staff seem to not have to push themselves - perhaps a manager figure would help. Had moules frittes and burgers - all food was tasty whilst not 'fine dining'. Reasonable value for location. Expect they have enough customers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is where you want to eat the most carefully prepared and presented fish on the Isle de Re. Forget all other port towns and newbies. This is where those in the know go throughour the year for the best fish you've ever tasted. Can't wait till the next time.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of the formulaic restaurants by the port and I advise you stay away. Staff attitude was terrible - we ended up paying for our drinks and leaving to eat somewhere else after a couple of simple requests on changes to a burger were refused. Lots of other much better options nearby and I would suggest you use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Bar, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 quai de Senac, 17630 La Flotte, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  La Flotte
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 01 63 37

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