Restaurants

There are 3 restaurants at the marina at the top of the ramps. They are good and have a varied menu.

The proprietors of the three marina restaurants consider that their high season opens on July 1st, and therefore prior to that date they are open rather less during the week. However, as from July 1st and until at least August 31st, they will be open 7 days a week. This lack of restaurant availability in the marina was recognised by the town council, and it was for this reason that they invested in the construction of a new pedestrian way along the beach linking the marina to the town, where nearly all restaurants and shops are open throughout the year.

All 3 restaurants were open during lunchtime and the evening and were well supported – June 2012 and mid September 2013.

La Poissionerie

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photos by Martin Nickolls

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photo by Debbie Rouget

A new fish restaurant has opened near the marina in the car park towards the promenade.

July 2015 report from Phil

It is clearly very popular. We tried on Monday lunch time but the Restaurant was full that evening so we took the opportunity to book for the Wednesday night. This might have been exceptional as Tuesday was 14 July.

This is very definitely a fish restaurant – if you don’t like fish there are no alternatives. The food is simply but well cooked. The bill came to just over 110 Euros for the 2 of us for starter and main courses (Trio de Crevettes, 6 Langoustines, and 2 x Sea Bass) and a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc. Service was friendly and perhaps could be described as practical – e.g. we paid at the till on the way out.

They also offer a take-away service with a different meal available on a different day e.g. paella one day, fish pie the next.

Contact details are: Tel: 02.96.41.98.65 E-mail: contact@la-poissonnerie-st.cas… web: www.la-poissonnerie-st-cast.fr

Martin reported – Has a great selection of fresh fish to buy (cooked or uncooked) and an outdoor terrace restaurant.  We did not eat there as it was fully booked each time but from feedback from diners it is very good.

Le Cafe Face

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The first bar/restaurant on the marina site

The Guernsey Yacht Club Motor section had a very good meal there on 1st June 2012. The staff worked hard and were very helpful and accommodating. They produced a delicious BBQ at a good price.

Newport

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Newport

We had 2 very good meals there in 2010 and a good lunch in 2012. Extensive menu with Pizzas, pasta, steaks, moules, crepes and other meats and fish.

Le P’tit Mousse tel 02 96 41 96 31. Le Port, 22380 Saint Cast

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La P’tit Mousse

Under new management and they speak good english. Food was excellent in 2011 and if they have kep the same staff, there is no reason why it would not still be of the same high standards.

Restaurants in the Town

Very nice walk way to the Town. Looks new and well lit with blue LED’s at night. Only for walking – not cycling. To cycle, there is a one way system over the hill which is quite steep and one section has been closed for over a year due to a land slide. Walk takes about 10/15 mins and ends up at St Cast beach. Town is very nice with a pedestrian area in the road behind the beach road. Lots of restaurants.

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Lovely walk on a new promenade from Marina to St Cast – no cycling!

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The pedestrian area of St Cast town

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At the far end of the pedestrian area, you can turn left back to the beach, straight on (left road in picture) to a couple of restaurants inc La Casa and Le Jardin Delice, or right to the Tourist Information, supermarket, 2nd bakery

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The main bakery in the town – opens at 7:00am (7:30am off peak) – closed Saturday and Sunday in September 2013. There is another bakery about 6 shops to the right.

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Tourist Information centre

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The super market – it was a Marche Plus and is now a Carrefour City

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The 2nd bakery

La Casa

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La Casa
Very nice inside an pleasant staff. Good choice of menu and fair price. Food was fine – nothing special. Pay at the bar. Was full by the end of the evening. Last meal we had there, Tournedos Rossini was only OK, but Veal was very good. Tel no 02 96 41 83 36

Les Halles

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Les Halles
This restaurant offers good quality local food with a few little tasty twists. We had the tempura prawns to start and the Plancha D’Espanyol as our main course, which was an impressive construction consisting of (in ascending order) salad leaves, prawns, mussels, toasted bread with garlic butter and sardines. Others in our group had steak, mussels and an open burger. Damon 2011

Richard reported a good meal at Les Halles in the main shopping area of the town of St Cast – Menu is more up market than La Casa

Le Bonheur est dans le Blé – tel 02.96.81.03.99

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Right next to Les Halles lies the creperie Le Bonheur est dans le Blé. This is the place to go for a real taste of Brittany. Chose one of the fantastic galettes as your main course and enjoy it with one of their fantastic dry Brittany ciders. Finish your meal with one of their equally tasty crepes and you will have had a great night out. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere is informal and relaxed with several families enjoying a meal at the time we visited. It seemed this place was full all day but we managed to get in on a Monday night without booking. Highly recommended! Price range: around 12 euros for a galette, 7 euros for a crepe and 7 euros for a 75cl bottle of cider. Damon 2011

Excellent lunch there in June 2012. The Galettes menu is amazing as is the profiteroles crepe.

Le Jardin Delice 23, Bd Duponchel, 22380 St Cast. Tel: 02 96 81 05 27 e-mail menard@bbox.fr

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Le Jardin Delice

The GYC Motor section had their main event evening meal at Le Jardin Delice and it was excellent. They coped with 50 people very well and the food was delicious. The staff are very helpful. Highly recommended. 2012

Now in its second season, Le Jardin offers what I think is the best food in St Cast. It is a little off the beaten track, located at 23, Bd Duponchel (keep walking past the pizzeria La Casa) but is worth the extra few yards. We chose the 28 Euro ‘Gourmand’ menu (menus available at 23, 28, 35 and 45 Euros) and chose the oeuf cocotte with foie gras, the pave du bouef and the duck with mango. The tart tatin with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream was to die for!
The restaurant is divided into two areas; a very small dining room and a covered outdoor space. The decoration, furniture and finishes are excellent and help create a wonderful courtyard atmosphere. The staff are friendly and welcoming and not at all pushy. We went on a Tuesday night and it was lucky that we booked at lunchtime, as every table was full and around a dozen potential diners were turned away. Thoroughly recommended but booking essential! Damon 2011

4 of us ate off the 27 Euro Menu Gourmand and ended up paying 35 Euros/head. Excellent meal, friendly staff, sat outside in their small ‘garden’ area. Phil

We enjoyed a really lovely lunch in town at Jardin Delice, no. 20 on the tourist map, lovely courtyard, excellent food, good service and very reasonably priced. Jean 2010

Ker Flore restaurant
We went twice last year which is at the top of the hill in Le Bourg has a new direction and is in the 2011 Michelin Guide. It is excellent, had the 27 Euro menu. It’s about 40 minutes on foot from the marina, well worth a visit – David 2011

Colin’s Personal favourites

Newport at the Marina

Le Bonheur est dans le Blé for amazing galettes and crepes

Le Jardin Delice for high quality meal