restaurant recommendations vendee

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

Our Facebook group consists hundreds of members... 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

Bistro Des Halles - 85120 La Chataigneraie // traditional kitchen. excellent burgers € - highly recommended

1 promenade Félix Lionnet
Vegetarian options
09 81 61 77 75
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

La Chabotterie* - 85260 Montréverd// Michelin star fine dining  €€

Chef Benjamin Patissier
First Michelin star in 2022
+33 2 55 90 02 85 
Reservations 
Website
Map + reviews

Chill out - 85200 Mervent// French traditional  (incl horsemeat), icecream, pedalo rental €

116 Route touristique
02 51 50 52 26
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

Website
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

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

8-10 Avenue de la Plage
+33251294696
Website
Map

L'Arôme - 85610 Cugand// French fine dining  €€

8 Place de l'Église
Vegetarian option
0251070899
Website
Map

L'Assiette Gourmande 85410 La Caillère // French traditional

3 rue de la mairie
02 51 52 23 41
Website
Map

Le Carré - La Chaume 85100// traditional French and seafood specialties €€

20 Quai George Cinq
+02.51.95.11.52
Website
Map + reviews

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

100 Rue Nationale
Vegetarian adaptable
+33228159250
Website
Map + reviews

L'Envers du décor - 85500 Les Herbiers// fine French cuisine €€ - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Chef Aurélien Jousseaume
23 rue de la Bienfaisance
envers-du-decor85@orange.fr
(+033) 09 86 19 30 21

Website
Map + reviews

Le Galopin - L'Île-d'Elle 85770 //traditional lunches  -  Pizzas, Burgers and paninis evenings €

2 rue des ponts neufs 
02 51 52 38 92
Website
Map + reviews

La Glycine - Fontenay le Comte 85200 //traditional French cuisine €

57 Rue de la République
33 (0)2 51 69 17 24
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

L'Incontournable - Menomblet 85700// French -village bar €

3 Rue du Bel-Air
+33251506619

Website
Map

l'Hôtel de Vendée - Fontenay le Comte 85200//cuisine vendéenne €€

126 Rue de la République
Tel 02 51 69 76 11 
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

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

Lac Rochereau
+33251404198
Website
Map + reviews

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

Place du Dauphin
+33251510018

Website
Map

Le Petit St Georges - 85600 Montaigu-Vendée// seasonal cuisine €€
5 Rue Durivum
vegetarian options
02 51 42 03 17
Website
Map
Le P'tit Noirmout - Noirmoutier-en-l'Île 85330// french quality dining, dine in or takeaway €€

10 Rue du Marché
Vegetarian friendly
+33228107952
Website
Map

Le Port - 85100 Les Sables-d'Olonne// french seafood €€

24 Quai George V
02 51 32 07 52
Website
Map

Le Pub Des Halles - St. Hermine 85210// british restaurant and pub, dine in and takeaway €

7 Place Bujeaud
Vegetarian friendly
+33251302395 (lunch reservations recommended!)
Website
Map

La Robe - Montaigu 85600// gastronomy €

Chef Xavier Giraudet
3 place de la Reveillère Lepeaux
02.51.47.79.27 / 06.45.26.95.69
Website
Map

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
Website
Map

Moulin de la Rivière - l'Oie  85140// french - quality dining  in a beautiful setting €€

RD 137 commune d'Essarts-en-bocage
Vegetarian options
+33251661877
Website
Map

Relax Snack 85 - La Chataigeneraie 85120//  fast food, delivery, takeaway, and dine in kebabs, burgers - HALAL €

36 Rue Saint-Jean
09 87 37 71 50
Website
Map

ORDERING STEAK - HAMBURGERS IN FRANCE

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) 

Share this Post