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If you look back in threads about St Malo / ports served by BF you will find information though I have not updated it recently and there have been some changes. Give me an idea of the type of food, budget, location, atmosphere, kids or no kids etc and I will do my best to make some helpful suggestions.

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Colin..is the road around the Kyriad in and out of La Richardais still a roadworks no go zone..fancying a night before the ferry down that area but not if they still have diversions in place..Thanks

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If you’re looking for fine dining, this place on the outskirts of town is great:

http://www.domainedesmauriers.fr/

 

It’s right next to the Residance Nemea holiday cottages (that you can book through BF), the other side of the roundabout on the main road into St Malo from the Madeleine retail park.  It’s a few years ago now that we were there, so I don’t have up to date information, but it was so good that when we were there a few years ago we went to this restaurant twice.

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54 minutes ago, Paully said:

Colin..is the road around the Kyriad in and out of La Richardais still a roadworks no go zone..fancying a night before the ferry down that area but not if they still have diversions in place..Thanks

The diversions are still in place. The bridge is built, the new road surfaced, the access roads etc on the Dinard side all done, and that side should be operational by Easter, although still with lane restrictions. The work on the la Richardais side will get going in earnest after Easter, with the aim of being open and operational by end June, and traffic using all 4 lanes, all access roads useable etc.

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10 minutes ago, colin said:

The diversions are still in place. The bridge is built, the new road surfaced, the access roads etc on the Dinard side all done, and that side should be operational by Easter, although still with lane restrictions. The work on the la Richardais side will get going in earnest after Easter, with the aim of being open and operational by end June, and traffic using all 4 lanes, all access roads useable etc.

Many thanks for that, not sure though..we will be there around the 12th July, so might be better staying at the Kyriad on the InterMarche roundabout towards the City Centre..

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54 minutes ago, Paully said:

Many thanks for that, not sure though..we will be there around the 12th July, so might be better staying at the Kyriad on the InterMarche roundabout towards the City Centre..

That's a great hotel too, I've used it 3 or 4 times now. Very handy and incredibly good value out of season. Plus the intermarche is handy (also has a self service La Poste machine should you need stamps on a weekend!).

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7 minutes ago, penguin said:

That's a great hotel too, I've used it 3 or 4 times now. Very handy and incredibly good value out of season. Plus the intermarche is handy (also has a self service La Poste machine should you need stamps on a weekend!).

We’re staying there in June £54 for the night seemed reasonable.

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Here you go. Restaurant update 2019. I have copied and pasted from 2 previous posts and updated as appropriate. The top paragraphs are new.

 

March 2019.

Intra Muros: avoid the Jacques Cartier. Poor food, expensive and unpleasant. BF should not include it in offers... The Duchesse Anne is now a crêperie. The Afghan restaurant Kaboul Gastronomie, Rue de Toulouse, is fun. In the same street, try the Bistrot du Rocher and the new La Causerie (Italian). Some of the assorted top ratings on Trip Advisor are not our cup of tea. Often expensive, faddish and disappointing.

In St Servan try Chez Arthur up the Rue Ville Pepin, Greek, Mediterranean, eastern European. Just before the entrance to the Sablons marina is the Cosy Braise, everything cooked on the fire in front of you. Cosy as the name suggests. Almost next door to the legendary Cunninghams Bar which is always worth a visit. On the south side of the Cité d’Alet La Corderie is still excellent and has a lovely view up the Rance.

If you are further east along the Sillon, La Vague is pretty decent, at the bottom of the Bld Rochebonne.

The island of Cézembre now has a marked path where you won’t step on unexploded munitions, but will get great views in all directions. The restaurant on the island, le Repaire du Corsaire, is nothing if not characterful, like its owner Franck Meslier. On a nice day, paradise! The Compagnie Corsaire runs a service from the Gare Maritime de la Bourse, and Captain Taxi operates RIBs for up to 20 passengers.

Open again from 1st April is a current favourite of ours, the Bistrot Quai du Barrage, in the building of the Chateaubriand cruises people at the Gare Maritime on the Dinard side of the dam. Good big car park, Rance views east and south, nice people, Couscous Friday/Saturday, daily specials on Facebook page.

Posted February 16, 2015

Some updates.

Le Clemenceau has closed.

The Yacht Club restaurant on the Quai du Bajoyer is now "La Base", mainly brochettes plus a dish of the day. Good so far. 2019, now called la Trinquette run by the Hotel France et Chateaubriand people, good location, evening events, quite animated, food OK.

L'Atterrage at the Sablons marina has changed hands and décor. Feeling their way in as to what people want (breakfast, sandwiches etc). Friendly. 2019, new tenants will take over in the autumn, so still fine or a drink and a view, but no food. Le Ponton next door went bust and is currently closed. L’Escale has new owners since 2017, excellent local, menu of the day and outstanding pizzas.

Autour du Beurre is superb. Sister business to Jean-Yves Bordier's famous cheese shop next door. 2019 the same.

Also in the rue de l'Orme, the new Comptoir Breizh Café is the same people as the excellent Breizh Café in Cancale with its brilliant Japanese restaurant above. 2019, they now also have their “Crepe School” L’Atelier de la Crêpe on the Quai Duguay Trouin, with a public restaurant where cooking and service is by the students.

Local secret gem is Les Gallettes de St Malo in the Place de la Roullais at the top of St Servan high street. The BEST gallettes. 2019, still super.

Off the beaten track, La Rance in Pleurtuit and La Gargotte in Plouer are super lunchtime stops. 2019, both still very good. Le Crocus brasserie in Super U in Pleurtuit is part of the store expansion, housed in a new extension, excellent value and decent nosh. Likewise the Café du France in the centre of Pleurtuit is “the” local, bar, café, betting shop and good simple lunch. The famous Jersey Lillie is closed with no news of reopening.

Posted September 10, 2011

Re: Restaurant recommendations, Saint-Malo 

Le Boujaron just inside the porte de Dinan Intra Muros is new this year and we had a brilliant set menu for €16 last night. 2019 still fine. The Lion d'Or is reliable. 2019 having a revamp, still the same quality, a bit touristy and a bit steep… Hidden in the Gare Maritime de la Bourse is the Extra Muros with a wonderful view over the harbour, perfect for sunsets but has a good value lunchtime menu as well. 2019 just become L’Amiral under new ownership. His record suggests good things.

 

In St Servan the Bistrot de Solidor 2019 one of the best! (on the road up to the Cité d'Alet) and the Globetrotter new covered terrace since 2018 (just opposite the entrance to the Sablons Marina) are excellent, and on the way out of St Servan / Solidor towards the dam, the St Placide and the Bistrot de Poncel are very good (former more expensive than latter) 2019 no changes.

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I'd highly recommend Le Bouche à Oreille on the Chausée du Sillon - it's about a 15 minute walk along the seafront away from Intra Muros but the food is fantastic, the service amazing and price very reasonable. It feels a much more authentic, different to those in the tourist hub. Bon ap !

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