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Restaurants with a view: some exceptional addresses

Restaurants with a view are not lacking over the four corners of the Vendée. Exceptional settings with refined and creative menus, just perfect for an unforgettable experience. Here is our selection…

Restaurants with a view and the Vendée’s Islands aussi!

Restaurant Le Transat a charming sea view over the marina

 Le Transat restaurant faces the marina, on the port of l'Herbaudière, where a warm welcome awaits you. The restaurant menus propose a wide choice, suitable for all taste buds and budgets. Ranging from homemade foie gras to Brochettes de Saint Jacques (Scallop’s kebabs). Not forgetting La Blanquette de la mer (seafood Blanquette) or even just a tender piece of steak. Or why not try the impressive Dorade (sea bream) or an entire Bar (sea bass) grilled “à la plancha”. Alternatively, delicious mussels from Noirmoutier en Ile, a galette (savoury pancakes) or a tasty seasonal salad. Then finishing off with a crêpe (French style pancakes)... the choice is your’s.
Open from February to November, the restaurant’s success means, it is better to book. ​

Restaurant Les Bafouettes on an island with a seaview

The restaurant Les Bafouettes is located in a small back street of Port Joinville on the Ile de Yeu. Menu’s range from “Today’s specials” available at lunchtime to more gastronomic menus in the evening. All dishes are made with fresh local and regional products.

Restaurants with a seaside view 

Julie dans la cuisine a super sea-view bistronomic restaurant

Julie dans la cuisine is called a counter or bistronomic restaurant. (Bistronomy in English, meaning an etymological blend of “bistro” and “gastronomy”). The vocation of this unusual restaurant is the transformation of fresh products directly on site. Located at the tip of Aiguillon sur Mer, its terrace offers a superb view of the Bay. The main aim of this Inventive cuisine is to make your visit a pleasant one, with casual décor and quality food!

Auberge des Étiers a traditional dinner with a view near Beauvoir sur mer

Auberge des Étiers gourmet restaurant is located in the heart of the Breton Vendée marshes near Beauvoir sur mer. Its traditional cuisine, created from fresh, local products and where particular care is taken to the presentation, has earned the restaurant various distinguished awards. The prestigious Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide and the state distinction of “Maître Restaurateur”.

Le panier de Mr Auguste, perfect for a romantic dinner with a view in La Tranche sur Mer

Julien, the owner of this charming cabin, Le panier de Mr Auguste, prepares delicious meals for you! His Specialty: mussels (grilled) à la plancha. He revisits this essential recipe through different world cuisines. For small seafood cravings, the platters are affordable and fresh, as they are supplied directly from local producers.
Le Panier de Mr Auguste is the right address for an aperitif with friends or a romantic dinner with a view and without any fuss. In addition to the friendly setting, we go there above all to have a good time.

Le Marais restaurant outdoor terrace with a view over the marshes

Le Marais restaurant is set the Olonne Forest not far from the marshes. The restaurant offers traditional menus (buffet style formulas) as well as pizzas. The restaurant’s outdoor bar terrace enables you to appreciate the first rays of the sun.

Le Relais du Gois restaurant with a view towards L’Ile de Noirmoutier

The Relais du Gois is located on the unique site of the Passage du Gois. The restaurant offers a view of L’Ile de Noirmoutier further in the distance.  Here you can enjoy your lunch to the tidal rhythms in front of this mythical passage. The Relais du Gois offers a seafood cuisine, creative and refined ranging from creamy mussels with chorizo, sea bass glazed with sweet spices. As well as young pigeon accompanied by Noirmoutier’s famous potatoes.

Restaurant Le Grain de Sable for a diner with a view over the Grande Plage 

Enjoy a gourmet break at Le Grain de Sable restaurant with a view overlooking the Grande Plage at Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. On the menu, refined bistronomic cuisine with panoramic ocean views.

Restaurant du Golf at Saint Jean de Monts with a panoramic sea view

The Golf restaurant welcomes Golfers or visitors enjoy lunch with a panoramic sea view all year round. The large wooden terrace overlooks the ocean and remains open until sunset. Every day, the Chef’s suggestions are displayed at the entrance.

L'Hôtel Côte Ouest restaurant dinner at Les Sables d'Olonne with a view and delicious desserts

Set in a cruise ship atmosphere, here you can sample menus with a sea theme. Fresh fish coming directly from the fish market accompanied by local produce. Other delicious, sweet treats prepared by the Cote Ouest restaurant are suggested for dessert.

Restaurants with a country view

La Table du Boisniard at Chambretaud a sumptous setting for a dinner with a view

La Table du Boisniard is a gourmet restaurant located in a sumptuous and atypical setting. Its creative and refined cuisine gives pride of place to local products and organic wines selected by the sommelier.

The Domangère Golf Club House at Nesmy for dinner with a view over the greens

The Domangère Golf Clubhouse welcomes you in a green verdant setting where the restaurant has a view over the golf course. The menus offer fresh and homemade products.

Restaurant L'Auberge de la Rivière at Velluire

The Auberge de la Rivière is an address that rhymes with pleasure, a pure delight on your plate as the Chef was honoured with the Table Espoir for 2017 by the Logis. Charmed by its privileged setting in the heart of nature. Under the shade of weeping willows and poplars cradled by the “Vendée” river which runs along the terrace - a restaurant with a perfect view.

Restaurant L'Aubraie an impregnable decor perfect for a dinner with a view

L’Aubraie is nestled in a green setting, near the Eiffel bridge of Lavaud (dating from 1879). Its large terraces are located at the edge of the River Lay, offering an impregnable decor ideal for a dinner with a view. In the kitchen, the Chefs offer many grilled dishes accompanied by "greyed potatoes", which they have made one of their specialities.