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le balaou

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Avenue Nouralene, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 29 86 07
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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Rampieux, france
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94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Only had a main course and coffee here, but worth every cent....or euro. 90% of the menu is fish, so choices for me limited so I chose the filet of beef. Meats was tender and without fat, gravy source very rich and tasty. Ka chose the tuna with lentils and loved it. Service attentive and polite and we were allowed... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We had a good dinner. Typically french on the menu so pate followed by steak. All food served quickly and with great attention. No more expensive than other restaurants in the area

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Thank 84Wolf
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Very good service, the dishes are delicious in an outstanding atmosphere. Prices are ver reasonable and desserts are a must!

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zurich suisse
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Really disappointing. Supposed to be the good restaurant in La Couarde and actually they think that they have a 3 stars restaurant and just serve average food. Honestly go somewhere else.::

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We tried to get a dinner reservation but couldn't get anything for four days ahead. We were able to get a lunch reservation. Despite the hype, we thought the food was average. My avocado starter was essentially chopped up avocado in a bowl with a sprinkle of fish and my main course of tuna, whilst lovely, was on a risotto... More 

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Dereham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

A wide range of choices, and a fixed price menu; dish of the day options. Lovely food, good service and a good ambience.

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Thank Daphne P
Cheshire
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91 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

Had a very nice meal here on the prix fixe The A la carte had a good selection too. Everything was well cooked and presented and the staff were efficient and helpful

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Thank Glendeyne
Winchester
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208 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

As always a delight. Excellent tuna to start. No grilled crevette this time but a well timed filet of beef and a chunky piece of merlu with well flavoured lentils. A good wine list and above all lovely and attentive staff. Always on our list when we come for our annual visit to the island.

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Thank jamlucy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We ate outside. Nice plants. Great service. Went for the fixed menu. Starters were delicious, avocado and mackerel, but the star was the marinated swordfish in coconut milk- fresh zingy delicious. Main course husband had a french twist on cottage pie but immaculately presented. I had the fish and lentils slightly spicy - healthy but tasty. Finally we shared a... More 

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Thank tweedyharris
Toulouse, France
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Warm welcome... Relaxed atmosphere... Great food...original, well prepared and presented... Reasonable prices... What more can you ask for? Only wish this place were closer to home...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$39
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Nouralene, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  La Couarde-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 29 86 07

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