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Seafood, French
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Reviewed August 18, 2020

We had a great evening at Le Papillon. It is a family run restaurant. The service was great, very friendly. The food was super fresh. I recommend the prawns, whelks and the oysters of course. Thank you again to the team who looked after us...xMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed June 23, 2019 via mobile

The most delicious fresh oysters and prawns they are so delicious and so fresh, cooked simply and just Very good. Staff are friendly and helpful, wine good atmosphere terrific it’s an oyster shed,

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Visit this place and will not regret:) friendly waitesses and delicious oysters and snails. Highle recommended!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations clients at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Hello, Thank you for your visit and to have posted your opinion. See you soon !

Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by here for lunch. This family has been oyster farmers for generations. The owners are friendly and open. The menu isn’t complicated. The oysters were local while the prawns and the sea snails were imported (Madagascar and Britain?). I especially enjoyed the sea...snails as they were flavored well and meaty. As we are in the Bordeaux region, you’ll have to have some white wine which pairs with the food well. It’s a beautiful restaurant with seating under umbrellas on the porch. Across the pier there are a few similar restaurants. I’d definitely come back here.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations clients at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for having taken time to share your opinion on our page. Delight that our production raised with love and passion knew how to seduce you. Thank you for your visit and to have posted your opinion. See you soon !

Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

I was going to be in the area of Arcachon and looked for a place where their famous oysters can be had. Found this gem on Trip Advisor as it was highly rated. The place did not disappoint. Excellent seafood, good location, very reasonable prices....Menu is limited to seafood, water and wine (no soda, desserts etc) If one is in the area looking for oysters, this place is not to missMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations clients at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Thank you for having taken time to share your opinion on our page. Delight that our production raised with love and passion knew how to seduce you. And for the wink, we have the heating during winter and we use the natural ventilation to live...More

Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We spent a few hours there to eat oysters and have a good time with friends. The staff was absolutely lovely and passionate about their work! A great address that I highly recommend ;)

Date of visit: October 2017
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations publiques at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for having taken time to share your opinion on our page. Delight that our production raised with love and passion knew how to seduce you. See You Soon !

Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

The oysters are legen- wait for it -dary! Even people who don't like oysters should give their oysters a try, they might change their mind! Plus, the hosts are very friendly and will gladly provide you with more information about their family business in a...very dynamic manner.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations publiques at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2018

Thank you for sharing your opinion on our page. Delight that our production raised with love and passion knew how to seduce you. The advice of Marc's tasting registers the intendeds! A new discovery of the tastes of the Oyster!! See you soon

Reviewed June 28, 2017

Come here for oysters shucked by pros! No mistake, you want to eat oysters here - perhaps throw in a plate of bulots (sea snails) to make things more interesting. People come here seemed to be locals as well as from afar (from the accent,...sounded like UK people). We came on a market day thus more people than usual I am sure. Don't expect A/C. We were here when it was 38C but the breeze and the umbrellas made the lunch enjoyable.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations publiques at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you for having taken time to share your opinion on our page. Delight that our production raised with love and passion knew how to seduce you. And for the wink, we have the heating during winter and we use the natural ventilation to live...More

Reviewed August 8, 2016

This is the place to go if you want the best oysters from the Bassin d'Arcachon. It's our regular Sunday lunch outing followed by a walk with the dog around the Port de Larros, avoiding all the hustle and bustle of Arcachon. We once had...oysters at La Corniche for lunch and then for dinner at l'Huîtres Papillon for dinner. La Corniche is sourcing oysters from the wrong supplier! We just took some New Yorkers last night, they were levitating. The owners Marc and Martine and their staff make you feel like they have been awaiting your arrival. Every time. They never disappoint.More

Date of visit: August 2016
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations publiques at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

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Reviewed July 18, 2015

I found a place to enjoy seafood eyes closed!! and the owners know all the stories of the Arcachon basin. Also you can go with them on the oyster beds to see the way they work. they got several medals of French Agricultural Contest. Finally,...the cabin is very recent while immersing yourself in the local atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2015
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Huitre Papillon M, Responsable relations publiques at Huitre Papillon, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2016

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Huitre Papillon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5