Eating breton in the evening.
If you have eaten lunch at one of the local “ouvrier” restaurants in the area, (especially Chez Marie The in Ploerdut, see separate blog), you won’t even want to go out to eat in the evening. (While I think about it, there’s another choice of ouvrier “par excellence”, the Chez Mylene, where the Pont-Scorff to Hennebont road crosses under the main road from Plouay down to Lorient, so useful if you are on the way to the coast. Tel 02 97 05 70 08, satnav co-ordinates 47.830158,-3.341229)
It’s worth noting also that in general the ouvrier restaurants don’t serve meals in the evening, so when you find one you love it’s no use going back there later in the day, thought the bar will be open.
Back to the main theme. Let’s assume you haven’t eaten at lunchtime, (or possibly you have a cup or something you won in a local eating competition).
Eating out in the evening falls into two categories, posh, and not, so I’ll compile two lists below. I’ll add more as I think of them so worth coming back here.
Chef-prepared food, good ambience, the table is yours for the night, prices are remarkably reasonable, though the wines can be a bit pricey. You will need to book. (If you don’t feel up to it email me with numbers and I’ll phone them for you. Usual kick-off time is 7.30pm onwards)
We’ve eaten at these two recently and can recommend …
Relais de Marquis, 2 Rue de Bécherel, 56240 Plouay (behind the church in the town centre) Website here
Tel. 02 97 33 25 00
L’Eventail des Saveurs, 3 Place Bourg-Coz 22110 Rostrenen, (big square on your right as you arrive in the town). Tel. 02 96 29 10 71 Wesite here
Others can be found in the area on the Michelin website (just type in the town that interests you at the top)…Wesite here
“Eating Breton” in the centre of le Faouet on a summer’s evening is magical, with a large selection of eateries and drinkeries … have a walk round the square on google streetview here … where can be found all of the following …
La Sarrasine Creperie … the real France, a particular favourite of ours, no website … 02 97 23 06 05
Le Thon qui Rit, (the laughing tuna!!!) tel. 09 67 37 21 67 Website here
Kan ar Billig, (The wooden platter, (in Breton)), crepes, pizzas, restaurant. 02 97 23 24 83 Wesite here
Relais des Halles … good value, no website … 02 97 23 16 20
Creperie L’Argoat. We have been in here twice (why?) and both times were treated as if we were invisible, even when we trying to pay.
Bar L’Alambic. (During the WW1 80th anniversary 1998 a group of us Brits formed a choir, and suitably dressed, (wounded soldiers, nurses) joined in the events in the market square by singing a selection of WW1 songs, Roses in Picardy etc.. We were then invited in here for a free libation. Memories.). Lovely cosy little place.
Bar Au Bon Abri. A lovely little bar in the car park. Live music, nice after dark. Nice photo here