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“Sea views with sea food!”

Le Cardinal des Mers
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Passing on a cycle camping tour. Passed all the very average beach-side restaurants in Royan but this looked interesting. It had lots of expensive cars parked outside, and white tablecloths inside. We were in cycling shorts and t- shirts and the staff did very slightly raise an eyebrow at our appearance, but we got excellent service. Fantastic views of the bay. We had the 18 Euro lunch menu which was far better than anything we would have got in the beach for the same price. And the food pornography of watching what some of the other dinners eat was worth the visit alone.

Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Hugh D
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

After 10 years we revisited Le Cardinal des Mers for lunch on two successive Sundays whilst staying in Deux Sevres. The food was as good as ever. Excellent seafood and very good steaks cooked over a wood fire. Although the restaurant was busy service was very good and space was found for our small dog without any question. I hope it won't be 10 years before we go there again !

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Thank Halladay
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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 plus starters and pudding.

The food was excellent and considering the surroundings and a fantastic view out to see very good value for money.

I wasn't sure of the staff to start with but soon warmed to them as we both tried to understand each other!

Another one we would go back to

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Thank Martyn H
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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 ocean, well worth it.

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Thank John E
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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 than a menu; this is worthwhile for little more money and much more pleasure. Efficient and friendly service. Easy to park. I have been there more than a hundred times over almost 50 years with my family and friends, so I bet I am a good reference!

Thank Jean-Claude V
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