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“It's True What People Write”
Review of Merci

Ranked #9 of 73 Restaurants in Begles
Price range: US$0 - US$156
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 1 March 2016

You cannot describe this restaurant without resorting to superlatives . What is written by others is accurate and true so no need to repeat.
When if passing through this part of Fance you need to stay close to the motorway Begles is ideal, but beware at weekends some hotels do not serve dinner so you have to go out looking.
This is how we found Merci and what a treat it is. We will be back but next time we will starve ourselves all day so as to do the menu justice!

Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank wayzy
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Reviewed 19 May 2015

The view of the Garonne alone should be enough of a draw, but they spared no expense with the high ceilings and modern table and serving counter design.

Other TA opinions have dissed the seafood as not being fresh. My reply to that is that these people have obviously not eaten much seafood in their life, because the cherrystone clams and mussels tasted like they were just out of the ocean!

There were 2 varieties of crab, bulots, bigorneaux, shrimp, langoustines - you name it, they had it.

The main courses of white fish and spiced squid were ok, but you come here for the piles of seafood at dirt cheap prices, and amazing quality at that!

Date of visit: May 2015
Thank jrocker7
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

This is a great place for sea food lovers to eat as much as they want from all the sea food offered in this restaurant (sea snails, various, cockles, clams and other kinds of shells, all the way to shrimps, langoustines, gambas and crabs, along with yummy french home made mayo with garlic, tomato based sauces....yum yum!

Before the buffet, you get warmed up with oysters and fries.
After the buffet, you request a cooked fish or seafood(shark,gambas, sole....). You can order as many as you want.....

Finally, you get a delicious french dessert!

The restaurant is based in a small town just off Bordeaux and has views of the Gironde river. You'll only be able to see the view in the day time. However, it's still much more relaxing to go in the evening, as you can always go for a walk to the river after the meal.

I really recommend this restaurant, for couples, friends and families (I don't recommend it for under 3s though as there are many stairs and adults will have their hands smelling fish all the time, so won't be able to attend to little ones easily!)

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank zigzagzigzag84
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Reviewed 16 February 2015

You really need a GPS , good map or a local person to find this place , even when you are with 20 mts it still looks like a factory from the outside , hidden behind an commercial cerntre 10 mins ourside Bordeaux
So we climbed the steps up to the entrance and there before us was this very open glass restaurant , floors were tired from up upper section down four tiers towards the huge glass Windows , overlooking the Garonne
Fish menu Sunday €37 and none of us could eat it all
You start with 6 oysters each served at the table ; then you help yourself to a buffet of shell fish , crab , mussels , prawns as much as you can eat
Then you can select three further fish dishes from a blackboard menu , all served at the table , just too much
Great food three of our party had been twice before , 130 covers at lunchtime with another 130 for the evening meal , they tell me it's like this every day

Date of visit: February 2015
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1  Thank christopher t
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

The restaurant itself is just very nice with an aesome view on the river. The concept is a 37€ menu with oysters in entrance and a all you can eat buffet of sea-food. It is always fresh and tasty. We miss maybe just a littlebit of innovation, as it is always the same preparations. I would recommend to go there if you are craving for sea-food.

Date of visit: June 2014
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Thank Sanne2012_12
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