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L'Islandais Restaurant

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19 quai Morand, 22500, Paimpol, France
+33 2 96 20 93 80
09:30 - 23:00
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Showing 36: English reviews
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We stopped here for lunch on a visit to Paimpol . Many restaurants along the harbour to choose from all with similar but varying menus . Definitely all great locations to enjoy all sorts of fish and seafood and all very busy . This place caught our fancy . We were promptly seated on the patio . Pleasant place to... More 

Thank Loretta N
Kelso, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

First visit wholesome food, varied menus. Second visit, good food, very clean and attentive. Would recommend the moules.

Thank Liz H
Derby, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Had lunch here with my husband and a friend. One of many attractive restaurants on the quay with outside seating overlooking the old harbour mostly now used as a marina. Great atmosphere, friendly staff. My husband and friend had the fruit de mer and said it was one of the best they'd had. That was 58 euros for 2 persons.... More 

Thank Breizhlady
Fresnay-Sur-Sarthe, France
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing, from the huitres to the scallops and abalone. Very affordable for the excellent quality and presentation. A music festival was underway all along the port which was a bonus!

Thank srmiphone4s
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Good harbour side restaurant and very popular. Well presented and tasty food. Range of menu options but no specials so the menu remains the same each week.

Thank Suzy1Kent
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stayed four nights in Paimpol, ate here twice and were impressed on both occasions. The service is attentive, helpful and on occasion humorous - you can try your French but their English is excellent. On the first occasion we went for one of the set menus - oysters, haddock which was beautifully served and delicious, dessert and a bottle... More 

Thank Richard S
Channel Islands
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

We went here for dinner and were delighted by the food and the service. The menu was also available in English, which was helpful as my rusty french would not have recognised all of the choices. The service was really good and friendly, our food was excellent, I really to recommend that you try the gallette with creamed leeks and... More 

Thank tropic-annie
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We'd done too much walking and found the more upmarket restaurants had finished serving so we were glad to discover this 'open all hours' bistro. Galette complet came with ham, cheese, mushrooms and fried egg and small salad (@7euros) and one bowl of frites extra between us was really tasty. We added a pichet of cider (also 7 euros) and... More 

Thank bellajo2015
Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Four of us dined here based on the TripAdvisor rating. Service was friendly but a little slow although they were pretty busy. The choice of starters was a little limited which was a shame. The scallops main dish chosen by three of us was good but the Plateau de Fruits de Mer disappointing. The offer was Spider Crab or Normal... More 

Thank TheSelectiveDiner
Penzance, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

We were recently on holiday in a village close to Paimpol. We have visited L'Islandais several times over a period of 9 years and always had a good lunch there. Our first recent visit was the day after the market day in Paimpol and though some venues were closed L'Islandais was busy and we received a warm welcome before being... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
09:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 quai Morand, 22500, Paimpol, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Cotes-d'Armor  >  Paimpol
  • Phone Number: +33 2 96 20 93 80
Full of history, l'Islandais features a traditional cuisine elaborated by our chef Yves-Marie in very different maritime universes. Galettes, crêpes, sirloin steaks, seafood, gourmet salad... Coffee break, gourmet break facing the boats of the port any hour of the day. Meals are served on the terrace with a view on the port or in the dining-room in a maritime atmosphere. Séverine is happy to welcome you every afternoon and offers a simplified menu around a tasty Breton beer from the Philomenn house.

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