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Restaurant La Gaiete

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52 Port La Cotiniere, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
+33 5 46 47 10 26
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Brittany
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Our third visit ,over a three year period , and just as good as before .Friendly attentive staff , but not overly so, a good balance. Fruits de mer starter was generous and nicely presented. The sea bass was cooked to perfection and was served with a good beurre blanc sauce. There was a good range of deserts to chose... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Good restaurant overlooking the harbour in La Cotiniere, not in St Pierre as Trip advisor seems to think. St Pierre is 5km inland! Moules and crevettes recommended, we liked it enough to visit twice whilst staying nearby

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Ate here at lunchtime as a small family group. It is not the cheapest restaurant in town but it overlooks the harbour so that is fair enough. There is a good value lunch menu (3 courses for around €15 from memory) that includes oysters and moules mariniere so we were very happy with that. The waiter was cheerful, friendly and... More 

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had a wonderful meal at this fine restaurant overlooking the picturesque fishing port on the Atlantic Ocean. Our table was on the open balcony, and throughout the meal we were visited by a pretty little bird. The food and service were first-class. I have never tasted a better bouillabaisse. My companions had a mountain of varied shellfish. The brochette... More 

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Saumur
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139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We had lunch and dinner here over the course of our stay. On both ocassions we had friendly, helpful, service and the food was of good quality. Booking is almost essential if you want to secure a table in the upper terrace area with views over the harbour. Our Sunday lunch on the Terrace was very French (i.e Leisurely) and,... More 

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Angouleme, France
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent attentive service, lovely harbour view and excellent fresh sea food. This resto is always a safe bet and seems to be popular as always busy.

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Brittany
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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Good choice of dishes from the 23.50 euro menu. The seafood platter starter was good value as was the fish kebab. The final touch a chocolate ,banana and cream dessert.

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Very disappointing. Unpleasant waiter and horrible food I had the " plat du jour" I could have had the same at home buying frozen fish and lentil out of the packet... Anyway the less disappointing about our visit was the cafe we had in the terrace with the nice view on the port probably the only good point of this... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Restaurant with great views of the harbour....not a great place. We found it to be overpriced with slow service despite it not being that full. Recommend to keep looking in smaller locations around for a good experience.

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bucks,england
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183 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

This is a huge restaurant, very popular with large groups. The eating areas are situated on two levels - we were upstairs which seemed to be where most people with children were eating (our mistake, but this level does afford a lovely view over the old port). Very quick service - staff seemed to be working their socks off!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$32
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Port La Cotiniere, 17310, Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron, Ile d'Oleron, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  Ile d'Oleron  >  Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 47 10 26

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