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Le Balaou

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$$ - $$$
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Avenue Nouralene, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer, Ile de Re, France
+33 5 46 29 86 07
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very fresh oysters, great tuna and octopus! Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, great overall. Highly recommended

Thank AdrianPascalin
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

12 of us had lunch here on friday7th april we sat ouside and drank chilled rose as aperitif the choice of starters varied from accra to avocado salad i chose warm oysters "gratinee" which i would recommend followed byonglet de bouef which is always a safe bet we dranka fair quantity of red wine not everyone had dessert the patron... More 

Thank harveycarla
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant offers a good selection of standard dishes of high quality and good presentation. Staff is extremely friendly and the atmosphere is casual and relaxed.

Thank Marc W
Rampieux, france
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Only had a main course and coffee here, but worth every cent....or euro. 90% of the menu is fish, so choices for me limited so I chose the filet of beef. Meats was tender and without fat, gravy source very rich and tasty. Ka chose the tuna with lentils and loved it. Service attentive and polite and we were allowed... More 

Thank Ian C
Worthing, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We had a good dinner. Typically french on the menu so pate followed by steak. All food served quickly and with great attention. No more expensive than other restaurants in the area

Thank 84Wolf
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Very good service, the dishes are delicious in an outstanding atmosphere. Prices are ver reasonable and desserts are a must!

Thank Marc31700
zurich suisse
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Really disappointing. Supposed to be the good restaurant in La Couarde and actually they think that they have a 3 stars restaurant and just serve average food. Honestly go somewhere else.::

Thank peylefra
Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We tried to get a dinner reservation but couldn't get anything for four days ahead. We were able to get a lunch reservation. Despite the hype, we thought the food was average. My avocado starter was essentially chopped up avocado in a bowl with a sprinkle of fish and my main course of tuna, whilst lovely, was on a risotto... More 

Thank 967magsg
Dereham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

A wide range of choices, and a fixed price menu; dish of the day options. Lovely food, good service and a good ambience.

Thank Daphne P
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92 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Had a very nice meal here on the prix fixe The A la carte had a good selection too. Everything was well cooked and presented and the staff were efficient and helpful

Thank Glendeyne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Nouralene, 17670 La Couarde-sur-Mer, Ile de Re, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile de Re  >  La Couarde-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 29 86 07

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