The 5 best fish and seafood restaurants in La Rochelle

Restaurant La Yole de Chris, in La Rochelle. Sylvie Curty/La Yole de Chris – Christopher Coutanceau

THE FIGARO SELECTION – Discover our five favorite addresses for an iodized cure in the maritime city and its surroundings.

Special envoy to La Rochelle

The city of La Rochelle and its surroundings have several hundred restaurants, but the fingers of one hand are enough to list the chefs who choose and buy their fish and shellfish at the auction, when the fishermen return to port. Our selection turned to these early risers and all those who directly highlight local production, land and sea.

The most “on the beach”: La Yole de Chris

The place. In front of the Concurrence beach, almost with your feet in the sand, a clientele of locals and tourists throng both for the setting and for the plate. The wind-protected terrace is worth its weight in grilled lobster. The interior room, with its large rectangular tables, is warm and unfussy.

The plate. A visit to the appendix of the triple-starred Christopher Coutanceau is a dive into the best of the worlds of the ridge. As a starter, for example, a tuna carpaccio seasoned with balsamic vinegar and Espelette pepper. To be continued, a sole or a…

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