There is an overwhelming choice of eateries in Auray and especially at the stunning little port of St Goustan, however we arrived early afternoon and many had already finished lunch service.
The French Galette is located just near to the bridge that connects Auray with the port and has stunning views across the river with a small sun terrace gently shaded with umbrellas to protect from the searing summer sun. They are open all day and so we found ourselves a favourable spot on the terrace and as soon as had we settled pup in the shade with a bowl of water a friendly waiter appeared to take our orders.
Being a traditional crêperie the menu is appropriately limited to the usual sweet or savoury offerings; we both ordered the complète which arrived promptly and were well presented and delicious, especially when washed down with a small bowl of local cider.
Absolutely perfect for a light lunch; great service, great taste and great value. Highly recommended!
Tucked away up a small side street, but only minutes walk from the Cathedral we happened on L’Anchoiade by accident and a lucky one it turned out to be!
The restaurant is fairly small, well decorated and spotlessly clean. The menus are concise and a range of specials was also featured on blackboards dotted around. The star of the show were the Parilladas – we both opted for the beef which was perfectly cooked, succulent and some of the tastiest cuts I can remember eating. The fish looked equally tempting and providing a very good reason for a return visit.
They really do make the most of seasonal fresh local produce and all meat served originates from France, while the fish is sourced from nearby Concarneau.
A small wine list is available – you make your selection from the hand-written menu, another quirky feature of this lovely little restaurant. Homemade desserts finished off our meal perfectly.
Service was charming attentive and unhurried – spot-on. L’Anchoiade is a great local French restaurant and excellent value for money – highly recommended.
Situated in the heart of Vieux Quimper, the pedestrianised area close to Saint Corentin Cathedral, Le Petit Gaveau is a restaurant with style & charm in abundance. Ranging from the vividly decorated internal garden room to outdoor terraces and a slightly more standard restaurant setting, there’s something to suit every mood.
We visited on a busy summer weekend and had the foresight to book in advance, well a quick phone call just after 17:30 for the same evening did the trick. From the moment we walked in the staff were very welcoming, service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive and there was a great atmosphere.
We started with cold soups, Spiced Melon was sublime and the Gazpacho authentic. Main course for both of us consisted of the perfectly presented house burger which, like all other dishes, was accompanied by the delicious house potatoes (no fries to be seen).
Desserts are from Brittany’s master chocolatier & confectioner, Georges Larnicol. Amazing.
This little restaurant is popular with locals and tourists alike, it’s open for lunch and dinner and no visit to Quimper would be complete without a visit. A lovely meal and fab experience. Highly recommended.