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Le Cardinal des Mers

25 boulevard de la Corniche, 17110 Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Royan, France
+33 5 46 05 15 66
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good32%
  • Average20%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible10%
10 Apr 2017
“Lovely Meal”
21 Sep 2016
“Busy by the ocean”
Closed Now
All hours
French, Seafood
$$ - $$$
25 boulevard de la Corniche, 17110 Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Royan, France
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We weren't sure what to expect here. The prices were quite a bit more than we would want to spend on a midweek meal but there are two or three set meals. I had lamb cooked on a wood burning grill and my wife fish...More

Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Great restaurant, with excellent menu - plenty of fresh fish and seafood dishes to choose from as well as steak dishes cooked over a charcoal fire. Serving staff were very attentive and helpful. Overall, a great dining experience. Try to book a table overlooking the...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This is a unique place to go for lunch or dinner! The view on the ocean, the cosst and the bay of Royan is fantastic! The seafood is fresh and the variety is abundant. I recommend to select from the list (à la carte) rather...More

Thank Jean-Claude V
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Lunchtime special is good value ,he rest is meagre and somewhat industrial especially desserts. Not too sure about hygiene two of us were rather ' uncomfortable ', for the rest of the day.

Thank ann h
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

A first time visit to this place. Went with family for a celebration meal. There was 11 of us in total. We were seated outside in the covered over corridor with views overlooking the sea. Great views but if yr facing the sea when the...More

Thank rojaml
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The view is the draw here. It's like sitting on a ship overlooking the mouth of the Gironde estuary as it opens into the Atlantic, imagining the Cockleshell heroes canoeing past in the dark all those years ago to reach Bordeaux, 100 km south, the...More

1  Thank clodaghhayes29
Reviewed 3 November 2015

A personal recommendation,rather than recent reviews got us to visit during our Indian Summer. First, it must have the best view of all restaurants in St George and Royan, a great start as we were only one table from the massive windows(you need a reservation...More

Thank Paulblanc1
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Cardinal was one of our favourites, not just for the tremendous view but also for the menus. Delicious! Lately it seems that the menu is a little 'deja vu' and the quality slipping. We arrived to celebrate a joint anniversary/birthday and had arranged for an...More

Thank kgrob
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Despite the negative recent reviews we went there because we used to go there some time ago. The food was more than OK, either oysters, sea food or fish, all were very satisfied with their meal. The staff was friendly, too. One might look suspicious...More

Thank Mefle
Reviewed 18 August 2015

This long-established restaurant is located on the cliff with great sunset view. the restaurant has expanded over the years, but obviously at the expense of quality. It was certainly a good restaurant before, but is only mediocre nowadays. They barely propose local products, the grilled...More

Thank Johann B
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les tarifs des menus
9 December 2016|
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Response from Marion W | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour, Le prix du premier menu est dans les 22€ -> 50€ (peut-être plus pour le menu spécial dégustation) si je me souviens bien. Sans les boissons bien sûr. Bien à vous
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Bonsoir, Acceptez vous les chiens cordialement corinne
20 August 2016|
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Response from Daniel F R | Reviewed this property |
Erreur d'adressage ! Je ne suis que client du restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 boulevard de la Corniche, 17110 Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Royan, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Royan  >  Saint-Georges-de-Didonne
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 05 15 66
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