Carnac is a gorgeous town in Brittany
, with the rugged Breton coastline to its south and the historic megalith site of Alignements de Carnac
to its north. Wondering where to eat during your stay? Read on to explore the best restaurants in Carnac, and expect seafood galore.
Huitres le Priol
Fishmonger, Food Kiosk, Seafood, $$$
A really special spot. Huitres le Priol offers the simplest setting, but the most idyllic. Benches and cushioned crates right by the water complemented by the freshest of oysters directly from the sea. Watch the fishing boats go about their tasks and chat to the passionate owners. This is what Brittany is all about, enjoy it.
Restaurant Chez Auguste
Restaurant, French, $$$
Traditional Breton building just a few minutes to the east of Carnac. Local ingredients go towards local dishes here, making it a popular venue for locals and visitors from the neighbouring areas.
Restaurant, Seafood, French, $$$
A coastal vibe at upmarket La Brigantine
in the heart of Carnac with impressive seafood dishes to match. There is a lobster menu (€68) right down to a lunch menu (€21), but the À la carte is pretty amazing, too. Almost too much choice, in fact.
Restaurant, Seafood, $$$
Such a fun, colourful, traditional restaurant
right on the Brittany coast with pretty harbour views. Only about 10 minutes from the centre of Carnac in the tiny hamlet of Le Pô is a real traditional Breton treat. There’s a real warmth to the welcome and the food here, whether eating fire-side in the cooler months or out front in the sunshine.
Restaurant, Bistro, French, $$$
A central eatery bustling with chat and comings and goings. The menu reflects the region with plenty of seafood dishes as well as traditional French ones with cheeses and meat cuts galore. If you’re looking for somewhere that hits the spot without the worry, this is your place.
Cafe, French, none
Crepes are synonymous with Brittany and Chez Marie has to be one of the most loved creperies in and around Carnac. Sweet or savoury, you name it, they’ll be able to do it for you. Located in a traditional Breton building right in the centre of town, make sure you visit it at least once (or for every meal) during your explorations of this part of the world.
Côté Cuisine Restaurant Carnac
Restaurant, French, none
On the route down to Carnac Plage is Côté Cuisine Restaurant Carnac
. A gorgeous outside space accompanies this resturant — perfect for balmy Brittany nights — and the menu is well thought out and extensive. All the regional and traditional classics served, although somehow with added colour in this vibrant venue.