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Le Gourmandin

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41 rue Pierre Gilles de Gennes, 85300 Challans, France
+33 2 51 35 39 09
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon 19:30 - 21:30
Thu - Tue 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 19:30 - 21:30
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Four of us visited and we had an unforgettable dining experience. The lovely owner is front of house and her talented husband is the chef. The semi gourmet menu is inventive and adds up to about €35 for three courses. Starters of foie gras with spiced bread or maybe the Riz de Veau were followed by Roti de boeuf, delicious... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant reminded me of a public toilet from the outside but the inside was modern if a little spartan. I must confess that the initial reception from the Patronne was not very warm or welcoming, but to her credit, she did thaw out as time went on. Her manner initially was a little brusque, which I notice, other French... More 

1 Thank Mozburger
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Had a week in Challans and visted this place twice, excellent meal and super value. My wife has a dairy and GF diet requirement that the restaurant managed to comply with and gave a range of options (very impressive). First visit I had Fillet of Beef for main, second visit a Red Mullet - mullet was done to perfection, beef... More 

Thank Jamtarts
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

Our First impression was a little off at first, we called to make a reservation and were put on hold, we hung up after waiting 5 min. but the waitress called back and apologized. We went out in hopes of a romantic evening, but the diningroom is very open and there is no privacy. The waitress/sommelier was very professional. We... More 

Thank Foodsnob82
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

I am going to this restaurant from time to time, but I had never test the new building. The chief has gain place to work and he use this new facilities to show all his capacties. En fact the cooking is great, make any choice simple or complex, and ask to the "sommelière" the chief's wife, to find you the... More 

1 Thank Wisigoth85
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2011

We visit this restaurant whenever we can. The locally sourced food is always very well cooked and presented. There are two main menus which are wide enough to offer choice but small enough to ensure they are well prepared and the ingredient are fresh. The amuse bouche are always interesting. The owners are happy to enthusiastically discuss their winse in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 rue Pierre Gilles de Gennes, 85300 Challans, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Vendee  >  Challans
  • Phone Number: +33 2 51 35 39 09

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