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A contre courant

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3 Place du Calvaire, 35260 Cancale, France
+33 2 99 89 61 61
11:00 - 23:00
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Leuven, Belgium
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here with family. Food is good and the staff are really nice. It was a real pleasure and we would definitely go back when in cancale. Great place to go with family and kids.

Thank Joel D
Cormeilles, France
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Selected for the wide and varied menus - both fixed price and à la carte - which all proved to be well worth the money (which wasn't much). What really made this memorable for us was the fantastic ambience created by the staff (especially the chatty waiter) and the clientele. The conversations were all-inclusive, light-hearted and relaxed. Imagine having a... More 

Thank David G
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was one of the best experiences in a restaurant I've ever had, perfect food, more than delicious, many choices making it hard to choose, perfect friendly staff, lovely place, simply we can't get enough of this place and we will always choose this place as our first destination in the whole area

Thank Ahmed K
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Best quality seafood in the area!!! The restaurant was packed full and still service was top notch! The owner is a wonderful lady who was extremely nice. Our waiter Mehdy was also fantastic super fast! Cannot recommend this place enough!!

Thank aliciaazizyan
Montana Rose
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900 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Did a day trip to Cancale. Had some oysters near the beach as an appetizer then came here for lunch and took advantage of their lunch menu. I had the mussels and my spouse had the fish of the day. Both excellent and very fresh. Good bread, good entree, good dessert, and good service. Everyone else's meals looked great too.... More 

Thank MTRose
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Three of us had the €19.50 menu and we were quite pleased with our choices. Choosing the menu allowed us to sample various offerings. The moules au cidre was especially delicious. We saw diners having gorgeous plateau de fruits de mer (€55 for 2 persons) instead of the menu. But as entrée of our set menu, we were able to... More 

Thank MistyAsh
Paris, France
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The restaurant A Contre Courant is located to the port at Cancale. The waiters are very kind; the menus list offers a large choice of fishes and sea food for reasonable prices. The restaurant proposes various menus at prices going from 12.5 to 31€. The meals which are served are very nice and to be honest it is difficult to... More 

Thank TheHumanRace
Sydney, Australia
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270 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is a busy buzzing little restaurant. Everyone is individually welcomed and service is friendly and efficient. The oysters were tasty as was the fish in tarragon sauce. The Creme brûlée was very good. Some of our group voted the rice pudding the best ever. We were glad to have made the trip from st Malo to the pretty little... More 

Thank Carol S
Darlington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good food, well- priced and generally fast service. This is a popular restaurant and one would be advised to pre- book in the busy season.

Thank activelearners
Welland, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This restaurant is located in the waterfront area with plenty of parking across the street. It was busy but we called shortly before attending & made a reservation without a problem. The owner was extremely helpful as we had a person requiring assistance walking & we were offered employee parking near the back door; but we did get a spot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$34
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Place du Calvaire, 35260 Cancale, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Cancale
  • Phone Number: +33 2 99 89 61 61

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