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Vent d'Est

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12 quai Rene Guine, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
+33 2 51 32 54 68
12:15 - 13:15
19:15 - 21:15
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 12:15 - 13:15
Wed - Sat 19:15 - 21:15
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was very glad to have chosen this restaurant for our last holiday evening dinner in France. The restaurant itself is ok, very little to say about the decor. i am told the chairs are rather hard, i was sitting on the banquette, which was very comfortable. We had to wait a little while for our orders to be taken,... More 

Thank Michele L
Haarlem, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is on the harbour "restaurant street" of Les Sables. We had made reservations, which is necessary. We had 2 gourmand menu's with a bottle of wine, for EUR 89, very reasonable. We had noix St Jacques carpaccio and foi gras as starters, bouillabaisse and entrecote as main. Dishes were good. Service could be a bit quicker. The view... More 

Thank estroocloeck
Jersey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Excellent seafood / French restaurant . Mid range priced , excellent food from friendly staff . some great jazz piano background music .gets busy so eat early or book for late eating

Thank David K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Booked lunch via trip advisor for a rainy day in the Vendee. The lunch was superb. The staff were very friendly. I recommend it very highly.

Thank niamh m
Stroud, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

The food was good, bordering on great but the service was soooo slow. Okay, we weren't in a hurry so could just roll with it, but we felt we'd been forgotten a couple of times. Staff very friendly - just not in any rush to serve us. We both had the Carpaccio of Scallops to start which were good but... More 

Thank dollydollop
Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

you can choice what you want: thé flood is very good I rate this restaurant Thé choucroute de la mer is délicious Thé foie gras too It s not very expensive

Thank nathalie685
Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Went for Sunday lunch, we both had the gourmet salad to start 10/10, I had beef as a main course after being assured it was tender. it was not, however it was not too chewy and there was a good flavour to it. my wife had the prawn risotto which was excellent. We both had a chocolate dessert which again... More 

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Loches, France
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

A warm welcome. This restaurant has an Alsace influence which shows in the food, and the available wines. We had eaten well at lunch time so opted for just a main course - A Mer et Terre salad for madame, witha lovely homemade foie gras sitting on a delicious Alsace Pain d'epices, while I had a selection of fish and... More 

Thank Oliveau
West Malling
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Extremely friendly people and food okay. Marinated salmon superb. Steak for main course really disappointing. Good flavour but chewy as hell. Did mention and had a lengthy explanation that it was all about flavour and not texture! Not too convinced. Wine excellent.

Thank Laurence F
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Vent d'Est was recommended by a friend who lives in Les Sables d'Olonne as best of the town's restaurants. It was difficult to choose from the menu's interesting offerings but I suggest the uniquely delicious seafood choucroute and fresh, local cod. The starters were notably generous and every dish was beautifully prepared. Charming restaurant decor, good service, nice wine selections.... 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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 34
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:15 - 13:15
12:15 - 13:15
19:15 - 21:15
12:15 - 13:15
19:15 - 21:15
12:15 - 13:15
19:15 - 21:15
12:15 - 13:15
19:15 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 quai Rene Guine, 85100, Les Sables-d'Olonne, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Vendee  >  Les Sables-d'Olonne
  • Phone Number: +33 2 51 32 54 68

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