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“Top Class”

De L'Ile Aux Papilles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$34 - US$45
Description: In Saint Pierre d'Oléron, De l'île aux papilles restaurant offers seasonal cuisine with tastes created using authentic, fresh, local and/or organic products. Everything is homemade !
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Description: In Saint Pierre d'Oléron, De l'île aux papilles restaurant offers seasonal cuisine with tastes created using authentic, fresh, local and/or organic products. Everything is homemade !
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it was tripadvisor #1 in the town, the website was good, they were very helpful and friendly when we rang to book and it looked good in the photos.

It was excellent and exceeded our high expectations. Great ingredients, well prepared, and service with a friendly smile. We live in France and mid price restaurants often churn out the same old classic French stuff which is ok but gets boring. This place was so wonderfully imaginative. The Thai style ravioli starter was particularly good as was the asparagus carpaccio. The menu is not long because it’s all proper home made stuff but there is plenty of choice. The price strucure is clever too - there is a « plat du jour » and a 3 course lunch « menu » and those items are cheaper than the à la carte but you can mix your choice - so for instance you can take a main from the à la carte menu but have the starter and dessert from the lunch menu. This was simply one of the most enjoyable lunches I have ever had.

1  Thank leapnick
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

This was the best lunch I’ve had in St. Pierre. Slightly quirky without being pretentious. Excellent spring menu with sea food fresh from the local harbours(changes to summer menu in June) All is prepared fresh by the kitchen which looked spotless and well organised.
The service was excellent. Friendly and attentive and she knew every aspect of the menu. The meal was beautifully paced and very good value for this quality of meal. (40€ / head for 3 courses incl wine and apéros)excellent choice of wines including top quality local vignerons at reasonable prices. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays and gets busy in holiday season so booking is probably a good idea. Terrace in sun or shade at lunch times.

1  Thank charliedalgleish
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Chosen for Sunday lunch on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews we were not disappointed. Friendly welcome from the lovely waitress who was on top of everything even though all the tables were booked and she was very busy being the only front of house staff. There must be about 24 covers but reservations are staggered which makes sense. Good to be able to see the chefs working in the kitchen. Bistro style with a variety of dishes displayed on blackboards. I started with the Rouget Barbet (red mullet?) soupe de poisons and followed with the Agneau Confit with glazed carrots and coquillages. My wife started with the Oeuf Mollet with Creme de Chataignes then the Encornet (squid), Creme de Chou fleur etc. All artistically presented and with delicate flavours. Having been presented with an amuse bouche before our starters and a basket of lovely breads regrettably we had no room for dessert because they also looked wonderful.

Thank Mike B
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We booked on a Monday for a Thursday night for three adults and a baby. We were inside and one of the first tables at opening at 19:30. The staff was very friendly and appreciative of small children. They asked us if we wanted anything special cooked for our toddler. The food was great with creative dishes, not many to chose from which is actually nice. Nice drinks to start with and we each picked an appetizer, a main dish and a dessert. I chose the beef they had as special on top of the regular menu and it was great!!

Thank tania76
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

You know you're going to have a good time when you walk in. Few tables, already filled; short, but complete menu on the blackboard, and a view from the table of the kitchen where the chef and his assistants are busy cooking.
The restaurant uses mostly local, fresh produce. And the emphasis is on organic food and wine. They change the menu almost every day, depending on what they find on the market. On our visit the blackboard had four entrees, four mains and four desserts.
Each dish is well researched and developed and you will not be disappointed.
We brought along old friends, now retired wine producer and oyster farmer born on the island, and they were impressed. We all had a great time for lunch on a Sunday in February (a rather quiet period on the island), with a full restaurant.
Suggest you call for reservations.

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Thank FHN21
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