Despite the rather damning commentary of a 1980’s guide book to Brittany to suggest that the only food served in the area was cormorant, it is safe to say that the cuisine is in fact dramatically more varied! Seafood, fish, pork, crepes, cider, apples, caramel beurre sale, andouille, saucisson, steak and veal all feature, together with a lot more, on some delicious menus.
The following is just a small selection of recommended places to eat in the local area;
Restaurant Les Bleuets – Offering veal, steak, pizzas and pasta dishes in casual contemporary setting, a few minutes drive from the cottage.Address: Restaurant Les Bleuets 10 rue des Palmiers 56500 Plumelin Tel. : 02 97 44 17 39
Pizzeria Quasimodo – Offering large portions of traditional Italian fare with a Breton twist by Portuguese proprietor! A real institution. Spaghetti carbonara and escalope Milanese highly recommended. Located about a 15 minute drive from cottage.
Address: 20 Rue Aristide Briand, 56500 Locmine Tel: 02 97 60 25 37
Auberge de la Ville au Vent – Contemporary styled restaurant in tradition Breton converted house, offering a varied range of set menus. Foie gras, seafood and meats feature. Located about a 15 minute drive from the cottage.
Address: 9, rue Olivier de Clisson, 56500 Locmine Tel: 02 97 60 08 40
A La Fontaine du Beurre – Traditional French cuisine beautifully presented in a converted stone built Breton house. The restaurant offers various excellent set menus. Address: 17 la Vraie Croix, 56500 Locmine Tel: 02 97 44 22 15 Website: http://www.restaurant-locmine.fr/
L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc – Recently refurbished and offering various set menus and a la carte dining of traditional Breton cuisine. Lovely courtyard for open air dining in fine weather and beamy dining room with log fires for colder nights. Located about a 15 minute drive from the cottage.
Address: 16, Rue de Pontivy, 56150 Baud Tel: 02 97 51 00 85
La Closerie de Kerdrain – Fine dining in a beautiful chateau. Panelled dining room and gardens for summer days. The cocktail maison is an excellent way to begin this delightful culinary experience! About a 30 minute drive from the cottage.
Address: 20 Rue Louis Billet, 56400 Auray Tel: 02 97 56 61 27
Restaurant de Roscanvec – Located in the heart of the medieval city of Vannes, this restaurant offers gastronomic cuisine both inside and on pavement tables in the cobbled street for balmy nights. About a 30 minute drive from the cottage.
Address: 17, Rue des Halles, Vannes Tel: 02 97 47 15 96