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“Excellent Grilled Seafood”
Review of L'Ancre

L'Ancre
Ranked #10 of 117 Restaurants in Concarneau
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We went here in the evening and had a wonderful meal. Booking is recommended as it was fairly busy.

We had a mixture of grilled fish which was all lovely with a slight spice.

Great evening and food. We will definitely go here again,

Thank Vince H
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

Concarneau has become an over-priced, unfriendly tripper town with loads of third rate over-priced moules mariniere and pancake houses in the old walled town, churning out 'traditional' Breton fare which is generally of poor quality and disinterested service.
L'Ancre is not one of these. It is well away from the ankle-breaking cobbles of la ville close and crammed lanes of tat tripper shops up a side street near the port de la Croix.
It has an unassuming but colourful facade, simple decor inside somewhat African themed and a gloriously laid back atmosphere that's hard to find in Brittany these days.
Don't expect Cuisine Nouveau: this is healthy fare, seriously challenging portions and fabulously high quality ingredients. The escargots were just that, and not the usual tinned or frozen stuffed shells. These were the real meaty hearts, generously portioned with garlic, cream butter . . . we both chose the brochette of beef - skewers filled with fine large dices of Aberdeen Angus and charcoal seared perfectly for a 'bleu'.
The restaurant offers some quite exotic meats including kangaroo as well as fish and shellfish choices. Service was friendly, attentive - English well spoken by proprietor and chef Cedric - and no hesitation over providing my wife with a doggy bag, plus popping a cork back into the excellent bottle of a very presentable claret.
This lunch and venue was a substitue for my 75th birthday bash, as we had been forced by bad weather to shelter in Concarneau's expensive and unfriendly marina. L'Ancre was indeed a golden anchor, a wonderful refuge in a mundane port offering a different and reasonably priced menu. The total for our meal, including kir royales as aperos and wine, was less than 100 euros.

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Thank Jeremy G
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

The host of our B&B recommended this place and she was not wrong to do so. Lovely fresh grills, good service and, on the day we visited, full of native French people and those in the know. Wouldn't work for vegetarians though as this is a meat, seafood, fish place. Recommended.

Thank Betigweno
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Reviewed September 30, 2016

L'Ancre takes a little bit of effort to find, as it is in street leading away from the main market area where many of the restaurants reside, but it's definitely worth the short walk. The restaurant is eclectic in decoration, good for an intimate meal but not overly formal. The food is dominated (but not exclusively) by local seafood and of a very high standard, with three particular points of note. Most of the food is grilled over an open wood fire which you can watch yourself through a glass screen, producing a great lightly smoky finish. Secondly the plates are very generous indeed, no nouvelle cuisine scrapes of green here, but good large portions with a big pile of salad and a huge tasty baked potato. I had Sardines in olive oil and my wife had three kebabs crammed with large juicy prawns, marinated with African spices. Everything here has that little extra touch to raise it up. You'll need to bring an appetite, as the starters are great as well. I would have tried the chocolate moose but just had no room left. The last thing is the chef (and I assume owner) who not only cooks, but serves at the tables. He is a fantastically enthusiastic and happy chap who clearly loves what he is doing, and this certainly shows in his food. Prices are reasonable, with good three course 'formule' menus available.

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Thank Simon T
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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

I always go to the streets behind the main sea front, here you find the restaurants who cannot rely on passing trade alone. They have to cook themselves a reputation. L'Ancre is one of these places. The food is interesting in concept, beautifully cooked and presented in a delightful way. A great choice, I had kangaroo, but there is a whole range of meats and fish to select. The restaurant itself has a great ambiance and the bill a delight after such a wonderful meal. A must visit if you find yourself in this beautiful France town

Thank Steve G
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