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Top locavore restaurants! Where to eat well in Brittany

Top locavore restaurants!

Only locally-sourced produce served on these restaurant menus. All favour short food distribution channels and promote produce from local vegetable growers, farmers and fishermen which they transform into dishes which are as ecologically-friendly as they are delicious. After tasting this Brittany, you will want second helpings!

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Carbon-reduced footprint and meticulous cooking at the Empreinte (Footprint) and the Amarré (Moored) in Vannes

Baptiste, owner of the Empreinte in Vannes, works on impulse. He favours “live produce” which he personally buys directly twice a week from the local market in Vannes or from producers who live within a 30km radius of his establishment. Behind the stove, Baptiste prepares meat, fish, vegetables and herbs with consideration; with an extra hint of boldness added to the evening menus. The minimalist menu changes every week. Marine chooses the wines with bio-dynamic principles in mind. Are you a seafood connoisseur? Let yourself be tempted by the delicate dishes served at the Amarré; a distinguished restaurant which holds the “restaurant de qualité” quality label awarded by the Collège culinaire de France (French Culinary Academy).

L’Empreinte: The lunch menus which are available from Tuesday to Saturday are available at a price of 25-35€. Evening menus are available on Friday and Saturday nights and are priced at between 40 and 50€

L’Empreinte L’Amarré


Le Peska (+ Le Bercail): quirky seafood bistros in Rennes

Fancy eating fuss-free and reasonably priced fish? Head for the Peska in the welcoming Saint-Malo street! Red mullet from Erquy’s fish market, black sea bream from Quiberon, wild cockles from Roscoff; this quirky seafood bistro is a fervent advocate of sustainable coastal fishing. The a la carte menu changes every day according to local fish catches: whole fish one day, fish fillet or seafood platter the next. To be enjoyed accompanied by a julienne of vegetables from the Rennes region as well as with a natural organic wine. Situated near the Thabor park Le Bercail offers an equally relaxed restaurant atmosphere. A gastronomic bistro setting where local produce from sea and land, inspire a creative and colourful cuisine.

– Le Peska: 15€ set menu featuring “catch of the day” and homemade dessert, main dish from 15€ to 19€ and seafood tapas from 5€

– Le Bercail: main dish priced at 16€, 19€ and 24€ set lunch menus, 43€ and 56€ set evening menus

Le Peska Le Bercail


Le Code Ø  (+ Le Pesk): a “zero waste” eatery in Lorient

Zero waste is the aim of the new restaurant café Code Ø in Lorient. There, surrounded by a pretty decor of salvaged and skilfully up-cycled furniture, you will enjoy speciality coffees, seasonal fruit juices and homemade cakes and, when midday strikes, you will also be able to enjoy a chic snack. Bruschettas, salads, fishes or gratins will be skilfully put together from produce from the Lorient region. From vegetable peels to napkins made out of clothes, at Code Ø, almost everything is reusable. Are you in a hurry? Choose the take-away option with food served in a returnable glass container! Le Pesk: another must-visit establishment in Lorient Its concept: marinated fish and confit meat served in a bowl; a Breton “poke bowl” so to speak.

– Code Ø: eat the dish of the day for 9,5€, a bruschetta for 8,5€, a salad for 7,5€ / or buy a sweet treat from 1.5€.

– Le Pesk: special offer consisting of a bowl + a dessert + a coffee for 15,40€

Code Ø Pesk


Le Texture: traditional local produce infused with oriental flavours in Saint-Malo

Saké-infused mackerel, red beetroot sushi, beef cheek and creamed carrots served wasabi; Kevin Lépine, Chef de cuisine at Texture in Saint-Malo, likes to give an oriental accent to the local sea and land produce. Set within the city walls, the Texture is a “two-in-one” establishment so to speak featuring a wine bar as well as a restaurant. Regularly updated, the menu comprises seven dishes made with seasonal and locally-grown ingredients which can be enjoyed in a variety of permutation. On the bar side, taste the savoury and sweet appetisers which accompany natural red and white wines. The best part? You can also take some bottles home by benefiting from their off-licence service.

Set menu: 3 dishes for 33€, 5 dishes for 44€, 7 dishes for 64€ /appetisers from 2€ to 16€

Texture


Enjoy bistro gastronomy overlooking the sea in Le Castel Ac’h in Plouguerneau 

It is written on the menu! David Foyer, Chef de Cuisine at Castel Ac’h, in Lilia-Plouguerneau is not only satisfied with buying local produce from his neighbouring oyster farmers, from the fishermen from the Iroise Sea or the English Channel, from the vegetable growers and cattle breeders of the Finistere region, he also wants people to know them by name! Bistro gastronomic in nature, his cooking equally promotes the fish and seafood of the region as well as the meat reared on the land. David’s signature touch? A taste of algae added to his dishes. This, in addition to the use of edible flowers and aromatic herbs grown in the vegetable garden behind the restaurant. All to be enjoyed on the terrace, with your feet in the water, almost!

Starters from 11,50€ to 15€, land&sea dish for 22,50€ , dessert for 7€ / 29€ set menu (2 dishes) or at 63€ (7 dishes) also available.

Le Castel Ac’h

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