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Restaurant Le Chat Botte

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rue de la Mairie, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 29 42 09
00:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
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19:15 - 22:00
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife had spotted this restaurant before our holiday and we happened to cycle by and dropped in. To our surprise they had a table for 2 that evening. Impeccable service and probably the best food we ever had. It's not cheap but when the food and service is this good it doesn't matter. Better still and making a mockery... More 

Thank Tamworthmatt
Ottawa, Canada
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102 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

My wife, 11 year old son and I visited Le Chat Botte in May 2016. The restaurant is bright and tastefully decorated, and the staff were very polite and professional throughout. The multi-course meal was excellent and beautifully presented. The only negatives for us would be that the experience was a little more formal than we would have liked for... More 

Thank CaptCanuck
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went for dinner on Saturday night. There's a gorgeous terrace looking out to a garden. The food and service are exceptional. We would very highly recommend!

Thank LFlavin
Doorn, The Netherlands
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We booked our table via the hotel Chat Botte which is close to the restautrant I think it is wise to make a reservation as the place was full. Service was the best on the island. The sommelier knew what he was talking about and the dishes were beautiful, tastefull and as we call it "very lekker". The bill was... More 

Thank jeroen111
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

we dined at Le Chat Botte twenty years ago and the standard is as good now as it was then. We will certainly not wait twenty years to come again: the staff were extremely attentive and they were very well versed in their service and their ability to make us welcome. The fish dishes were first class and very well... More 

Thank michaelj477
Austin, Texas
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316 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We were fortunate enough to be visiting friends who have a home in Ars-en-Re. They took us to this wonderful little spot. We rated it 4 stars but it is really more like 4.5. The food was really outstanding, we just didn’t find the ambiance to be 5 star (the inside is a bit of an uninviting floor plan). There... More 

Thank austinjjc
Thomas D, Gérant at Restaurant Le Chat Botte, responded to this review

Hello, Thanck you for your opinion, we hope that we can change the floor next year, like these you can give us 5 stars. we are very proud to satisfy you and we hope to see you later. Have a good day and see you soon More 

Royston, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Cycled here this morning against a strong headwind from St Martin and stumbled over this restaurant (which has an adjacent hotel across the street). It is absolute gem, well worth a detour, not least because I had three of the freshest, most delicious grilled king gambas with chorizo butter I have ever had. That they were served with a truffle... More 

Thank David R
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

We have enjoyed lunch here several times the last 10-15 years, and were extremely pleased to experience that the new owners also made it a wonderful lunch to remember. The garden is beautiful, the staff is charming and skilled, and the food is delicious. Come with your partner, with friends or with kids (we have tried it all over the... More 

Thank st1b
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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234 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

We were taken here by French friends who have a summer house on the island. We loved the decor and the lovely garden. The food was excellent, especially the St Pierre, th foie gras and the filet, cooked to perfection. Our hosts are connoisseurs of wine so the bottle of St. Joseph les Reflets was a good choice and not... More 

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Paris, France
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123 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

Le Chat Botte is everything one imagines a French restaurant to be: Great food and a wait staff that may or may not be inclined to offer a welcoming smile. In the summertime you can dine in the lovely garden, which is what we did the two times we had lunch there. We opted for the fixed lunch menu both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 84
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
00:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
00:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
00:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
00:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
00:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
00:15 - 14:00
19:15 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de la Mairie, 17590 Saint Clement des Baleines, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  Saint Clement des Baleines
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 29 42 09

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