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La Pigouille - Bar a Huitres

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20 rue du Port | Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, 17310 La Cotiniere, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
+33 5 46 47 13 77
08:00 - 02:00
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Saint-Claud, France
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little restaurant, probably the best oysters we have tasted, we went for a dozen of the specials, for main course the monkfish was perfectly cooked and there was plenty of fish, my partner enjoyed the scallop brochettes all washed down with good white wine. All in all a very positive experience.

Thank Chris P
Oise, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We didn't reserve but had a table with great service, fantastic food and bonne ambiance. Having spent 3 days in town and been underwhelmed by the fare on offer, this was a welcome relief. Highly recommended.

Thank sandersTourly
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great little oyster bar with a good range of fresh fish dishes Staff were very accommodating & friendly Welcomed our two dogs Would definitely go there again

Thank Wendy B
Munich, Germany
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Invited my father for a Sunday's lunch. It was a very pleasant Sunday afternoon, and the restaurant was busy but not crowded, plus we arrived early. Lunch started nicely, as we shared a seafood plate, very good quality and well cooked. Then we waited for the main dishes, and waited and waited... We reminded the waiters politely of our presence... More 

Thank hosteratu
Poole, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We reserved a table for 4 with our 2 dogs -which wasn't an issue! I had fish soup followed by scallops. Both were excellent and very enjoyable. My partner had carpaccio of scallops followed by mussels which he also enjoyed. To finish, the four of us shared two house Tarte Tatins which were lovely and garnished with toasted almond slivers.... More 

Thank JandJPoole
Godalming, England, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We turned up without a reservation and were found a table. This is very much a sea food restaurant & the menu reflects this (I'm not a fan of seafood and I was aware of the menu before I entered so this is an observation not a criticism). My companion enjoyed her food and said that it was cooked well.... More 

Thank Steve B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Booked a table for Saturday night, our starter came within a few minutes, a mixture of prawns etc, good food. However it went downhill from here, we waited an hour and a half for the main course, everyone around us was being served first and I had to ask twice before we got our food, which was good, but we... More 

Thank MrsG6615
Manchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had not booked a table, but got one by the skin of our teeth, ten minutes later it was packed! This is a very busy, popular restaurant, and with good reason. You can design your own 'fruits de mer' here, a great idea for those who are not fans of all shellfish. We had oysters, clams, langoustines and half... More 

Thank diandcas
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

An absolute must but book a table otherwise you wait for ever!! Fresh fresh fish !!!!! Fast efficient and friendly service but table a little small if you have a seafood platter!

Thank ctrounson
New York City, New York
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740 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

On the terasse expect small tables and dingy chairs. Menu focuses of course on shellfish and seafood. Local grey shrimps are very small,not that tasty. Oysters are quite good. The local white wine from Ile d'Oleron is a Chardonnay that tastes like a California Chardonnay,not a ccompliment in my book. Average service


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 rue du Port | Saint-Pierre-d'Oléron, 17310 La Cotiniere, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile d'Oleron  >  Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron  >  La Cotiniere
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 47 13 77

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