This one is for my mum, and possibly her partner as he was the one trying to find somewhere she was happy with inside the walls. They ended up outside the walls, and the one place I probably wouldn’t have eaten! And I don’t think they’d eat there again!
I love St Malo, even one night there at the end of my trips to France is a real treat. I love to wander around inside the walls, having a drink, watching the world go by. There’s normally music of all kinds and to me, you are never far from a good dinner. Yes, there are some awful tourist traps, but there is some great cooking going on. Here’s a few to consider:
MGG and I had dinner at La Ptite Rotisserie on rue de la corne de cerf. Good cooking, lacking in a website. MGG had a great goats cheese terrine to start, followed by a sort of hot coronation chicken. I had a great piece of ham cooked on the bone, with great chips, and then there was room for the gourmet dessert platter. It was a lovely atmosphere, great staff, and a good wine list by the glass or carafe. They could just do to lose the roasted spaghetti garnish on each dish.
We have often been for Chinese, as it’s been the end of the holiday and had lots of great French food. Being France of course it’s not really Chinese as we know it, but has a lot more Vietnamese influences. Au Palais D’Asie has changed hands since we were last there, and it looked a great menu, but we only had one night, so will have to try another day.
I would have loved to have gone to Autour du Beurre, which is connected to La Maison du Beurre. I also wish I had had a coolbox cold enough to have brought back some of their butter. The menu sounded amazing, definitely one for another day. I could have spent a lot in the shope, even without dinner!
I made a bad mistake in not noting down a restaurant that sounded really interesting, and I would want to try and book for. It had an intriguing menu without being too poncey. Next time!
And no doubt will still find us staying at the Ibis, on the beach. When the view is this good, why not?
It also benefits from its own car park which is a huge advantage in St Malo. Ok, it’s €10 a night but the car is secure, and it’s one less thing to think about. More time for wandering and eating!