The Boulangerie is just past the Bar du Port on the right as you head West. Very good bread and pastries. It is called Boulangerie Pâtisserie Erika & Frédéric Clerot tel no

It is closed 2 days a week – on Tuesday and Wednesday. Strange!

There are a couple of boulangeries in the main town but unless you have a bike or car, that is a long way to get your early-morning Croissants.

We go to Carteret quite often and will try to keep the list of places to eat updated.


Towards Train Station

From the Bar du Port towards the train station are the following

Le Hetier creperie

Good selection and good for a snack. Gets very busy and check opening times. Now has an outside eating area as well.

Le Carteret

Tel :2 33 04 95 63. We are told it is nice there (2019) and do great Pizzas and other food – must try it again.

The Terminus

This was a surprise. We saw on Le Russel Facebook site there is a Pizza place in the Train Station Terminal. We went in to have a look and there is a whole food court with vans selling all types of food. Well worth a visit and the food we had was good. Could be a bit chilly as it is fairly open with a tin roof, so wrap up.

Very informal and good fun.

Towards the Ferry Terminal (along the harbour)

La Marine

Beautifully located Hotel. Great views. La Marine restaurant has a Michelin Star

Chez Francky

Ice creams and limited takeaway food like croque monsieur

Paolo pizza restaurant

Was called La Tivoli and is located in the main ‘high street’.


A restaurant opposite the Marine Hotel. It is a converted old sailing store/lifeboat boathouse. Quiet, atmospheric and great views of the estuary from the window tables upstairs. Good service. Good selection of galettes and steak/chips, Maigret de canard etc. Can be warm upstairs. Good English is spoken.

La Kalakiki – LA CALE MARINE

La Cale Marine-Carteret Tel 00 33, very popular and good, more “pub” type food.

They do not take reservations. Well priced and the menu is on the placemats with an English translation. They normally open at 19:00hrs. Omelettes are good!

Le P’tit Clapot

This was the Hermitage and now called Le P’TIT Clapot

Seemed quite popular although check the latest reviews.

 Le Russell – Cave a Manger

Tel 02 33 53 84 90 – email lerusselcaveamanger@orange.fr

I am not sure if Le Russel is a wine bar that sells food or vice-versa. Who cares – both are excellently done.

There are a limited number of tables however they do seem to have expanded. Reservations are possible.

As you go in, the place is dominated by a large bar and lots of wine bottles in a rack on the left side.

The menu is very limited. What is on the blackboard is what is available. But whatever they have listed, it is excellent. Very tasty, well-cooked, great service, nice wine and a great evening out.

The staff speak good English.

Menu normally has beef tartare (raw), Club Sandwich, Cesar Salad and then a different dish each day.

Le Cap

Very popular – even on a Tuesday night so book ahead. Excellent seafood food and service. You do need to book. This place, like many others in Carteret, has really upped its game over recent years. Damon

Logis Hotel and Restaurant, Tel,

website www.hotel-le-cap.fr, e-mail hotel-le-cap@wanadoo.fr


We visited this tapas bar which is upstairs in the concrete ferry terminal. Great food. A strange building but has amazing views, especially when the tide is up. It has an inside and outside area. Wrap up as outside is normally in the shade in the evening.

The lady in charge speaks perfect English (she is Belgian?). They serve a good range of well-priced cocktails.

Really nice there and well worth a visit, especially if it is nice enough to sit outside.

Other Locations

Yacht Club

Tel – www.ycbc.fr – has free wifi. Ask for the code

This is above the marina facilities.

In 2022 they have started serving food

La Potiniere

Located on the edge of the beach, the setting of this restaurant/bar is hard to beat. It’s very popular with the locals so on a sunny summer’s day, you may have difficulty getting a table without booking in advance.

It is probably the best part of a mile from the marina. Tel 02 33 52 29 14‎

Amazing Panoramic photo from the road up to the Cap lighthouse – photo by Mark Page

Amazing Panoramic photo from the road up to the Cap lighthouse – photo by Mark Page
Les Ormes

For something a bit special, I thoroughly recommend Le Rivage restaurant located in the Hotel des Ormes, a stone’s throw away from the marina. The quality of decoration and attention to detail is the first thing you will notice. This small restaurant is not cheap but if you are a bit of a foodie, the extremely French cuisine will be right up your street. You are not in danger of overeating but you will leave having experienced some wonderful flavours and an enjoyable night out. Recent reports are that the service is really fast and a bit rushed and you may have finished your meal in under an hour.

Bar du Port

Not for food but for a drink or early morning coffee and watching the world go by.