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La Raffinerie

#36 of 1,119 Restaurants in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence
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54 rue Foure, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 74 81 05
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Wed 19:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Thu - Fri 19:30 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We booked for Friday night and pleased we did. This is a popular restaurant with a more limited evening menu to respect local produce and availability. We started with foie gras and terrine ( 2 starters)followed by tuna, pigeon and veal ( 3 main courses) and finished with 3 cheese final courses. With wine total cost of €140 which made... More 

Thank Simon S
Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This was an incredible restaurant , staff superb and take you through the small menu.Had scallop starter , veal main and half litre carafe of muscadet for €45 . Only a small restaurant that would cater for 24 covers or so . If you are in Nantes visit this place - highly recommended.

Thank Philip H
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2015

An excellent little restaurant, with fresh daily specials and an amazing wine list specialising in local rarities, but with a good selection from all over France. Exceptional value for money -- both the food and the wine. Cosy, romantic even if that is what you are looking for. Very nice and helpful servers. We tried nearly all the dishes on... More 

Thank RobinLee126
Nantes, France
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2014

This restaurant is one of the best in the area, rue Fourré, where you can eat in dozens different places. Don't go there if you haven't booked, unless you are very lucky: it is always full! The menu is always perfect, and the place is great too, comfortable, a lot of people but you have some space too, and you... More 

Thank Charlyne G
Southsea, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

The menu obviously changes frequently here and is kept deliberately small with only about 3 choices for each course. We went for dinner and actually I wasn't that keen on that day's menu on first reading but by the end of the meal I was totally convinced. This is the kind of place which makes you really think about the... More 

1 Thank Jon E
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

After difficult in finding a restaurant open in Nantes on an August Monday evening we were rather trepidatious. We needn't have worried. This is a place that serves generous portions of really nice food. Rustic and modern rather than nouvelle. Brilliant foie gras, amazing chutneys, fish cooked perfectly. Staff offered excellent suggestions for wine with each course. The room was... More 

Thank peedieg
Moscow, Russia
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320 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

My friend and I went there for a dinner, - was almost the single place which was open during that day (national holiday I believe it was). Centrally located this restaurant has a stunning cuisine worth of all three Michelin stars, good service (some guests arrived after us were served first), and nice, though not spacious interior. Quite affordable -... More 

1 Thank Marina_Ivashina
Fairhope, Alabama
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164 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Nice small restaurant with amazing food. The foie gras and beef were wonderful. My friends had the pork terrine which looked great. Wine list and service are both very good

1 Thank MasonOrion
The Netherlands
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

This small restaurant serves delicious food accompanied by great Loire wines. The starter (Saint Jacques) were just right and the main course was wonderful. The chocolate dessert concluded a perfect diner. Although the place is a bit full and would benefit from fewer tables, the atmosphere is quite relaxed, the waiters are nice and knowledgable. A definite must-go when you... More 

Thank 62Willem
Carlsbad, California
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92 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2013

We ate here on our last night. What a mistake! Wish we discovered it sooner as it was truly one of the best meals we had. Actually, we dined at many wonderful restaurants in Nantes but La Raffinerie and one other was a cut above the rest. Although it was little pricier, the service, ambience, quality of the food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 rue Foure, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 74 81 05

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