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Le ventre des halles

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$$ - $$$
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4 rue des Orbettes, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
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Austin, TX
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not an extensive menu, but adequate, with daily specials. The rabbit terrine (meat loaf served cold) and the rack of "pré salé" lamb were excellent, as was the burgundy wine that was nicely paired with them. French fries are touted as being hand (knife) rather than machine cut but are nothing special. Didn't have room for cheese or dessert, but... More 

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St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This family husband and wife team run my favourite restaurant in St Malo. The atmosphere is classic French bistro, the dog owns de beau and the lamb pre sale are superb. The menu is limited but excellent, lovely pate, modules escargots salads and a simple pudding. Front of house is run by one of the nicest French girls I have... More 

Thank HughB-W
The middle bit
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

We stumbled across this little place tonight on a very rainy evening. Trip Advisor was checked and it seemed like a fair bet. If you are wanting a children's menu, you're out of luck as they don't do one but our two children were made very welcome.... We just ordered off the adult menu. Also, if you're wanting vegetarian food... More 

Thank Gary_W17
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162 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

Great French country food, attentive staff (only one of her!) filled up with all sorts of people. Veal kidneys were delicious as were the chips, good cider & wine. Excellent value at 66 euro for two. Would return.

Thank Nicholap19
Jersey, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Visited here on a Saturday night. We were the first customers but it began to fill up quite quickly with local people, always a good sign. I have been coming here for a number of years and it never disappoints me. Beatrice and her husband run an excellent restaurant specialising in good French rustic cuisine. Every dish is beautifully prepared... More 

Thank Alyson M
Sandown, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Which really sums up the quality of this restaurant. Visiting St. Malo with 2 friends. We were very impressed with our meals and the quality of the recommended wine. Well worth looking out for along a side street. Friendly, helpful staff and excellent service.

Thank Ann T
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1 review
Reviewed 5 October 2014

Atmosphere Parisienne, le Halles. Our stay in Jenuary 2011, Very appreciated, we suggest to visit. Roberto

Thank Il S
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2014

We meet friends for general debauchery in St Malo every year so we have tried quite a few of the restaurants.(NB. Warning. Those around Porte St Vincent have been refurbished this year and so have their prices. Seafood platter @ €185 spotted!) Le Ventre Des Halles is a little off the beaten track and is fairly priced for superb food... More 

Thank mart126
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

My wife and I had the best meal of an entire month in France, Belgium and Jersey here. Well worth finding and just off the main tourist drag. Salt-marsh lamb roast was absolutely superb!! Great food, nice service, nice atmosphere, and a good long conversation with Beatrice. I will certainly be back to St. Malo again, and I'll certainly eat... More 

Thank PeterDRichard
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2013

what a find this was, just of the main drags, very French , local homely cooking wife had "dish of the day most enjoyable, I had steak slices with "chips" sort of but im glad we chose this place to eat in, we also had a nice red wine, and they do a mean "rum baba"lots of locals eating in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue des Orbettes, 35400, Saint-Malo, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Saint-Malo
  • Phone Number: 27412212

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