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L'Athanor

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1 rue Henri Barbusse, 29100 Douarnenez, France
+33 2 98 92 88 97
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Somerset
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

This was one of the few restaurants we found in Douarnenez open in November (both lunchtime and evening). The food was really good, and the service was pleasant. It is located in the town centre, and the Spanish-themed décor is amazing!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

When we first entered the restaurant, we had a very bad feeling about it but we ignored our instincts as it was already late and we were starving. BAD IDEA! Paella was disgusting - bland, the seafood and meat weren't even fresh and had a bad aftertaste (we think it was from the fake saffron). They were cheeky with the... More 

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Paris, France
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2015

If you don't like Seafood, and don't like a 'kitchy' Decor, this is not the place for you! We went an evening during the week. Had the Paella Seafood for 2, Loved it! Everything was fresh, and made to order. Also loved the marinated olives we were given for the apero. As for the Paella, there was plenty of it,... More 

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Truro
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015

We found this restaurant on a wet day walking around the town and I'm glad we did. Our family of four had the three course plat du jour which was all delicious and perfectly presented. The prices were very reasonable and the service very friendly. The paella looked delicious. I would highly recommend.

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Thank Melissa_WTruro
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Excellent service, with a smile. Exceptional food. Although restaurant appeared to be closing we were not turned away and were allowed to eat at our leisure. Brilliant would visit again if in vicinity.

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Thank Helen B
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Delicious paella. You get great seafood in a Spanish context and cuisine. Definitely worth a visit; Better to reserve ahead.

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Camborne
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We went here in January for my mother-in-law's birthday. We had a small pitcher of sangria between 5 and an orange juice for my son. We all ordered paella and were brought one big dish of paella to share between 6 (priced at over 20 euros per person). 4 of us had desserts and we ordered one bottle of wine... More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We visited the restaurant as our hotel was fully booked (Rotary- Boring in any language !!!). The restaurant decor is Spanish, eclectic and full to the rafters with artefacts, some tasteful, but the majority tacky. However, it did have its charm. Service was Ok and the meal was pleasant. My wife loved her Fruite de Mer Grille and I had... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

We ordered a variation of Tapas and a Paella and a Rumpsteak. The Variation of tapas includes some salty fish, mussels in vinegar, two mushrooms and some ham. The paella tastet like nothing and the rumpsteak was rare and not medium and very small with a little baked tomato and some black mushrooms (i think it was mushrooms, i'm not... More 

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Brittany
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

We happened to find ourselves in Douarnenez on a wet cold March Thursday--we searched for somewhere to have lunch and found this little gem!!!! fantastic warm atmosphere-- decorations to remind you of the hot spanish sun, with Spanish tiled walls lots of lovely ornaments, pictures and spanish ceramics on the walls and in the centre of the dining room was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$22
Cuisine
French, Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue Henri Barbusse, 29100 Douarnenez, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Finistere  >  Douarnenez
  • Phone Number: +33 2 98 92 88 97

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?