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Review of La Mere Champlain

La Mere Champlain
Ranked #23 of 66 Restaurants in Cancale
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Definitely stay here. Request room with terrace. Rooms are small but well equipped and all is comfy. Perfect view of bay, tides and oyster farming. Restaurant very good as well. Impeccable oysters. Breakfast excellent. Very good welcome, desk, help and friendliness.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here many times. You feel like you have been to a good restaurant with well cooked food and a good menu. The staff are friendly and efficient. It is really a wonderful restaurant to visit.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

We are staying in the La Mere Champlain hotel. The restaurant covers the entire ground floor. Behind the elevator lobby and before the kitchen are two large saltwater tanks, one with crabs; the other, very large lobsters. We are hungry already.

Dinner is fully booked, so we opt for lunch the following day. We are glad we did. My dozen oysters confirm why Cancale is considered the oyster capital of France, and perhaps even Europe. While they aren't as textured as other oysters I have eaten, they more than make up for this by their smoothness and taste. Here in Cancale, they serve oysters with a red wine vinegar and onion sauce. While I have been partial to lemon and Tabasco Sauce, I must say this is excellent.

The group next to us go for the large seafood medley (photo included). That's a wow!

If you go to Cancale, dine here. You will be glad you did.

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1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We hadn't planned to go to Cancale but it was too hot inland so we headed for the coast. At the tourist office we picked up a map, which showed that we could walk a section of the coastal path and still get back to town for lunch - deal! As we passed through the port, we saw this restaurant and realised that it was one of the few not to have a row of cars between it and the sea. So when we finished the walk, we were delighted to get a table next to the open sliding window and to enjoy a view of the beach, the boats and the sea.
There are several menus to choose from, as well as a la carte but of course most people were eating the seafood. The fish was perfectly cooked, as you would expect, and came with a sprinkling of vegetables. With three glasses of wine and a bottle of (expensive) bottled water, the bill came to €57.20, which we thought good value for a most enjoyable experience.

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1  Thank Walking_Scot
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Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Busy restaurant with open access. We got suckered in when looking for a meal one evening. Surely this many people can't make a mistake ?

They can. Very average, bland and dry food that they try to make it look more impressive with some basic pretend haute cuisine touches.

Service poor. Food poor and expensive for what it is.

There are far far better restaurants at the port.

1  Thank Danieltaylorusg
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