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Le Cancaven

$$ - $$$
French, Bar, European, Gastropub
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3 Place de la Republique, 35800 Dinard, France
+33 2 99 46 15 45
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On a beautiful October Sunday some servers were rude near the beach. This place was very busy too but the service was very good. Chorizo mussels and the kid's meal were really very good given the modest prices. Sunny patio, newly designed interior (but it remains a simple place).

Thank Chris_Paris75
Saintes, France
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70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Bistro with local clients drinking in corner enjoying themselves, music not too loud and most importantly an interesting menu. We went for the two set dinner menus, one at e22.90 and one at 18.50. Excellent value they turned out to be even if my seafood salad did include bulots which is a step too far for me! My wife's seafood... More 

1 Thank Paulblanc1
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Worth booking as we saw many people being turned away after around 8:00 pm. Again we stuck to the set menu that has plenty of choice and is pretty good value. Its position in the centre of town gives you the chance to keep an eye on the world as it goes by . Plus the food was lovely, a... More 

1 Thank Joneseeee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here today for lunch, food was fine but the servers were very rude, snapping at a family member and raising their voice. I saw another couple sat near being given a hard time too by 2 servers!

Thank Parkstonian
arnaud m, Responsable réception at Le Cancaven, responded to this review

Some rules exist at the restaurant in France . You can't do everything , for respect for THE others customers . More 

Home counties
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Easily missed as you stroll through this quaint Victorian seaside resort (and sometime home of Alfred Hitchcock), Le Cancaven is hidden behind a street side newspaper stand. This is perhaps to discourage tourists, as the Saturday we lunched, we were the only guests who were not speaking fluent French. This is a chic bar and restaurant with a comprehensive menu... More 

Thank angusM25
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We ate in Dinard on Mother's Day so unsurprising it was busy. One of our party is a vegetarian so we were a bit limited on availability and choice but La Cancaven had menu with reasonably variety. Mains included a massive veg salad, two menus and two children's meals. The food was very well presented but not quite as good... More 

Thank TravellingFoxes
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A very small restaurant perched above a small beach in Dinard, The menu was short, but showed style and imagination. The food proved to be really excellent, and we had a very nice evening there.

Thank laMettrie
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

Le Cancaven is a long established restaurant in Dinard, but has recently changed hands, or at least the menu is different. I expected to have my traditional fish soup, steak and chips and apple tart, but found that the menu is now more 'haute cuisine'.. It was very nice though and the waitresses were extremely pleasant and helpful. I think... More 

1 Thank John H
Woking, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

On our second evening in Dinard we wanted something lighter, having had several days of rich food. The Cancaven fitted the bill perfectly. We had the Salade Oceane and the Salad Italienne and both were beautifully presented, very fresh, and good-sized portions. The service was friendly and efficient.

1 Thank DramaQueen55
St Albans, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

What a find! In Dinard a short time, waiting for a return flight to the UK. This restaurant was very welcoming. We were disheveled guests, having spent 2 days sailing from Cowes to Roscoff. Nonetheless, they accommodated our large bags, sat us down as and we were fed like kings. Great menu, service and presentation top notch. Food divine. The... More 

Thank Sarah H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$30
French, Bar, European, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Place de la Republique, 35800 Dinard, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Dinard
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 46 15 45

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