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Five brunches to try in Brittany

It’s not breakfast, but it’s not lunch either. A brunch is a great way for making the most of your Sunday after enjoying a delicious range of flavours. Here are five brunches to try in Brittany, with family or friends.

The brunch making a buzz in the Breton capital

The brunch at Balthazar Hôtel & Spa has become the place to be on a Sunday in Rennes. This eat-all-you-can brunch (food and non-alcoholic beverages included) highlights local products in a refined setting. Chef Anthony Le Fur has revisited the sausage “pancake”, in the form of a buckwheat tacos garnished with caramelised onions, sausage and salad. Mini burgers and pieces of meat carved in front of you accompany verrines and seasonal products. Not forgetting, of course, the crêpes and pastries to end on a delicately sweet note.

Balthazar Hôtel & Spa
Sunday from 12.15pm to 3pm (booking recommended +33 (0)2 99 32 76 14)
Price: €45 / person (€22.50 for children from 4 to 12)

The brunch made from local products in a cider bar

On the quays of Quimper, discover an original concept behind the white and black ermine-decorated façade of Le Sistrot. After returning to their home town following six years in Montréal, brothers Erwan and Ronan Gire wanted to work together and decided to open a theme-based bar-cellar-restaurant. And what better theme than cider?  In a modern yet warm setting made of stones taken from the town’s former ramparts, the 100% local and seasonal cuisine is created “without a microwave or freezer”. At Sunday lunchtime, Le Sistrot proposes a varied brunch based on fish, eggs, meat and sweet treats. It wouldn’t be complete, of course, without the speciality of the place – cider -, of which the restaurant stocks nearly 50 varieties.

Le sistrot
Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm (booking recommended +33 (0)2 98 10 73 46)
Price: €19 / person

The So’Breizh brunch with sea view

On the tip of the Quiberon Peninsular, enjoy a Sunday brunch facing the sea! At Sofitel Quiberon Thalassa Sea & Spa, the  So’Breizh brunch will satisfy the fiercest appetites with its 100% Breton specialities, consisting of oysters, sushi, smoked fish, scrambled eggs, buckwheat crêpes, sweet crêpes, pancakes, fresh fruit juices, cheeses from the region and pastries. This gargantuan brunch in the form of an eat-all-you-can buffet is waiting for you at La Presqu’il restaurant with its splendid ocean view.

Sunday from 11.30am to 2pm (booking recommended +33 (0)2 97 50 46 11)
Price: €35 / person (half-price for children from 4 to 12)

The American brunch revisited by a star-awarded chef

Le Pørtland by Nicolas Adam is the “in” place for a brunch in Saint-Brieuc. On the left bank of Légué harbour, the star-awarded chef from La Vieille Tour and his wife, Solange, have created a place where sandwiches, pastries and good food can be enjoyed at any time. With a nod to their experience in the United States, the couple has reflected the creative and generous American spirit in the flavours of Brittany. Brunch is the ideal moment to take your time and enjoy the harbour view from a deckchair on the terrace. Your Sunday menu includes warm or cold soup, plancha-cooked eggs, maple syrup pancakes, salads and pastries with a designer look (and even gluten-free!).

Le Portland
Sunday from 11am to 3pm
Price: €15 / person

The "privateer" brunch

In Saint-Malo, the historical city-centre boutique, La Maison Générale, has expanded with a concept store called La Réserve: a real-life Ali Baba’s cave with a trendy and stylish look where you can find clothes, stationery, decoration and household linen in the setting of a former print work. The ground-floor tea room is ideal for enjoying the unique atmosphere of the place and dining all day long. On Sunday and holidays, you can enjoy the buffet brunch consisting of 100% fresh and home-made products, such as a variety of salads, sweet and savoury verrines, smoked salmon, faisselle cheese and Bordier butter, as well as pastries from Grain de Vanille (by Olivier Roellinger).

Sunday and holidays from 11am to 3pm (booking recommended +33 (0)2 99 20 37 60)
Price: €24 / person

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