Our Facebook group’s recommendations for great places to eat in the Vendée

Our Facebook group consists hundreds of member... locals, expats of all nationalities who live here permanently, people who own a holiday home or second home, and tourists. We all have our favourite places to put our feet under the table and tuck in to a nice meal and/or have a cocktail with family and friends, or just for a bit of romance. We have pooled together their recommendations in various areas of the Vendée.  Not to show favoritism, we have listed them alphabetically by name, so if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, you'll know exactly where to go for a meal recommended by your Vendéen friends! All tastes - all budgets.

Listed alphabetically

Ateapick - Fontenay-le-Comte 85200// tapas, burgers, cocktails, small but varied menu €€ - play a game of boules 

24 rue Louis Auber
Zone Saint Médard
Some vegetarian options
+33251539433
Website
Map + reviews

Brasserie La Muette - Bazoges-en-Pareds 85390// burgers, artisanal homebrewed beer - open late  Fri/Sat €€

D949B (route)
+33252660023 - barn setting and music
Website
Map + reviews

Cafe BonBon - La Chapelle aux Lys 85120//british dine-in & takeaway, menu varies weekly & by reservation only

2 Rue de la Vendée
Vegetarian friendly, widely revered for excellent Curries, Sunday brunches, Sunday roasts, Fish & Chips, and Steak nights
+33980414457
Website
Map + reviews

Cafe Cour du Miracle - Vouvant 85120// standard british menu & friday night select world menu €€

2 Rue de la Vendée
Vegetarian friendly 
+33251005493 (reservations recommended for Friday nights)
Website
Map + reviews

Crêperie du Soleil - Mouchamps 85640// french pizza and savory crêpes, some themed evenings by reservation €€ 

6 Place Georges Clemenceau
+33251639929

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Map + reviews

La Bistronome - Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay 85600// french, quality bistro cuisine with weekly changing menu €€

2 Rue de Nantes
+33251940432
Website
Map + reviews

La Crêperie - Chantonnay 85110// french - pizza, calzones, savory & sweet crêpes €€

100 Rue Nationale
Vegetarian adaptable
+33228159250
Website
Map + reviews

L' Hacienda del Sol - La Roche sur Yon 85000//pizza and tex-mex dine in & takeaway €€

83 Rue François Cevert
'Some' vegetarian options
+33251621543

Website
Map + reviews

La Marine** - Noirmoutier-en-l'Île 85330// fine dining experience €€€

Michelin star Chef Alexandre Couillon
3 Rue Marie Lemonnier
+33251392309 (reservations recommended)

Website
Map + reviews

Le Martinet - Bouin 85230// french regional specialties - some takeaway €€

9 Rue des Jardins
+33251492348
Website
Map + reviews

La Morlière - Sigournais 85110// french quality dining - large terrace with a view €€

Lac Rochereau
+33251404198
Website
Map + reviews

La Paillote - Fontenay-le-Comte 85200// CUBAN - CARIBBEAN - DINE IN 

Place du Dauphin
+33251510018

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L'Antre2 - La Tranche sur Mer 85360// french quality dining

8-10 Avenue de la Plage
+33251294696
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Le P'tit Noirmout - Noirmoutier-en-l'Île 85330// french quality dining, dine in or takeaway €€

10 Rue du Marché
Vegetarian friendly
+33228107952
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Le Pub Des Halles - St. Hermine 85210// british restaurant and pub, dine in and takeaway

7 Place Bujeaud
Vegetarian friendly
+33251302395 (lunch reservations recommended!)
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L'Incontournable - Menomblet 85700// French -village bar

3 Rue du Bel-Air
+33251506619

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Mona Liza - Les Sables d'Olonne 85100// italian quality dining and pizzas - dine in & takeaway menu €€

8-10 Avenue de la Plage
Vegetarian options
+33251951380
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Moulin de la Rivière - l'Oie  85140// french - quality dining  in a beautiful setting €€

RD 137 commune d'Essarts-en-bocage
Vegetarian options
+33251661877
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ORDERING STEAK - HAMBURGERS

BLEU : tout juste saisie, mais chaude -- just seared, but hot and bloody -- gewoon geschroeid, maar heet en bloederig.
SAIGNANTE : saisie, rouge à l’intérieur -- seared, red inside -- geschroeid, rode binnenkant
A POINT : bien saisie, encore rosé intérieur -- well seared, still pinkish inside -- goed geschroeid, nog rozig van binnen
BIEN CUITE : longuement saisie, cuite à l’intérieurMap -- long seared, done (or dead) -- lang geschroeid, gaar (of dood) 

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