Family-owned Au Coin Malouin
is the choice for meat lovers in a town otherwise dominated by fish and seafood. The hearty and relaxed welcome matches the portions. Take advantage of the card and board games provided while waiting for food. The interior is warm with dark wood and red against the stone walls. Dried and cured meats hang over the bar while the big, red charcuterie slicing machine takes pride of place on the counter. As can be expected, the menu is all about meat: charcuterie, grilled specials and towering burgers. The restaurant also offers a wide selection of rums. Au Coin Malouin, 22 Rue de la Herse, 35400 Saint-Malo, France, +33 9 54 41 02 25 Le Saint Placide
is on the outskirts of St Malo, in an airy converted space with a modern interior. There are several menus, all highly fish and seafood oriented. The tasting menu consists of 11 courses including the amuse-bouches and sweets.
Crêpes are a Breton staple, but if you are looking for something beyond Nutella and Chantilly cream, head to Le Comptoir Breizh Café
. Le Comptoir serves beautiful buckwheat galettes
. Options include smoked herring or smoked salmon. One of the desserts features a sushi-style crepe roll with white chocolate and matcha mousse and strawberries. Look out for the hints of Japan
both on the menu and in the minimalist wooden interior. Wash it all down with one of 60 refreshing locally made ciders including the organic cider from La Ferme des Landes. O Saveurs du Large
, near the train station, is a contemporary restaurant with friendly service. Although it offers a selection of meats, O Saveurs du Large specializes in fish and seafood. The chef prioritizes local and seasonal ingredients and tries to include more unusual seafood. The stylish seafood platters are a delight and can even be ordered as a take-away. All the dishes are beautifully presented, but don’t miss the pretty, tasty desserts.