Thanks in no small part to gloriously hot summers sprinkled with rain spells to satiate the land, chefs and foodies alike revel in the bounty of amazingly fresh seasonal produce on offer here in Brittany. This in turn makes the whole region a hotbed of creative gastronomic talent and there are many great places to eat in Brittany. The new Michelin guide was recently announced for 2016, and there are no less than nineteen Michelin-starred restaurants in Brittany. Still considered by many to be the ultimate restaurant guide, a nod from Michelin can turn even the most remote restaurant into a popular dining destination and add perennial appeal to venues in otherwise seasonal locations.
Here we explore the Michelin-starred restaurants close to our stylish holiday properties in Brittany to help you with your quest for fine dining in France. Being surrounded by those highly-sought after stars (indeed the Finistere region has the most Michelin stars!), when you holiday with Frenchberry the only difficulty will be choosing which Michelin-starred restaurant in Brittany to visit first!
Our Favourite Michelin-Starred Restaurants in Brittany
The following restaurants are our pick of the best Michelin-starred restaurants which are close to our holiday properties here in gorgeous Brittany…
L’Auberge des Glazicks
7 rue de la Plage, 29550 Plomodiern (approximately 25kms from Kistinic Gatehouse and Parc)
One of the best chefs in Brittany and this is shown with the restaurant being awarded no less than two Michelin stars. The food is sublime and a real treat and you can enjoy a long drawn out gourmet experience (because of this, not really one to take the kids).
Michelin says: “Inventive and a jack of all trades, Olivier Bellin has just one passion, which is cultivating the best of local fishing and Brittany’s terroir. Each dish is an ode to the flavours of the region, reinvented and always just as invigorating!”
Les Trois Rochers
Villa Tri Men à Sainte-Marine 16 Rue du Phare, 29120 Saint-Marine (approximately 25kms from Kistinic Gatehouse and Parc)
With one Michelin star, Les Trois Rochers is a chic and modern restaurant in a sublime setting in the pretty port of Sainte Marine, and is one of the nicest settings in Finistere, if you manage to get a river-front table and can drink in the view across the river Odet, it couldn’t get more romantic.
Michelin says: Facing the port of Benodet, this delightful venue focuses on local produce of the highest calibre. From langoustines and lobster, to lamb accented with spices and fresh herbs, this restaurant is best enjoyed during clement weather out on the terrace, heavenly!
49 Rue Elie-Fréron, 29000 Quimper (approximately 5kms from Kistinic Gatehouse and Parc)
L’Ambroisie has one Michelin star and, tucked into a small back street of Quimper, it is so quiet and unassuming that you would hardly know it was there. The food however speaks for itself. The chefs’ passion for the freshest and best of local ingredients shouts loudly from the rooftops.
Michelin says: “Ambrosia flows freely in this pocket handkerchief restaurant that is both tasteful and unusual. The taste buds tingle right from the appetisers. High quality, carefully prepared local produce. Fresh and masterful”.
88 boulevard de Creach-Gwen 29000 Quimper (approximately 5kms from Kistinic Gatehouse and Parc)
Allium has one Michelin star and the chef cooks delicious and inventive food with fresh sea ingredients whilst the wife manages the tables with kindness and gusto and her knowledge of wines is just extraordinary.
Michelin says: “Skilled experienced chef Lionel Hénaff and his wife Fréderique come together to create the restaurant of their dreams. Hénaff conjures up inventive modern dishes which demonstrate that he has lost none of his skill; all accompanied of course by a fine selection of wines from the Loire.”
127 rue du Colonel-Muller, 56100 Lorient (approximately 70kms from Kistinic Gatehouse)
With two Michelin stars this is one of the finest tables in the region and people come from far and wide just to experience the innovative cuisine. You will need to book in advance.
Michelin says: “Seafood takes pride of place on the menu, and the excellent and inspired dishes have a playful side. There is a superb selection of limited vintages, service that is at once professional and charming, and a beautifully modern setting: L’Amphitryon is a triumph!”
Henri et Joseph
4 rue Léo-Bourgo, 56100 Lorient (approximately 70kms from Kistinic Gatehouse)
Modern and creative are the key words here for this restaurant with one star.
Michelin says: “Neither Henri nor Joseph, but the chef himself comes to tell you what is on the menu, which is based on the seasons and what he finds at the market. No à la carte choice, only creative and masterful marriages of flavours and textures that can’t fail to win you over. Bold, modern décor.”
Ar Men Du
rue des Îles, 29920 Raguenès-Plage (approximately 38kms from Kistinic Gatehouse)
On the point of Raguenez, front line to the sea, the new terrace is the perfect place to wet your taste buds before embarking on a gourmet feast.
Michelin says: At your feet, the untamed moorland is battered by the ocean and a short distance away the rocks of the island of Raguenès shine in the sun. In this peaceful setting you will discover the beautiful cooking of Patrick Le Guen, his love of the terroir and the sea. Find carefully done, quality ingredients and just the right dose of creativity.
Le Moulin de Rosmadec
venelle de Rosmadec, 29930 Pont-Aven (approximately 35kms from Kistinic Gatehouse)
In a wonderfully atmospheric setting on the banks of the river, this has to be one of the prettiest places to dine in the area. The service is impeccable and the food a delight.
Michelin says: You will feel right at home in this stunning 15th century mill. The river and exuberant foliage all add to the gourmet culinary repertory. The menu has a strong seafood focus which is subtle, tasty and made with only the best ingredients.
22 rue du Commandant-Drogou, 29200 Brest (approximately 65km from Lostmarc’h, 70kms from Kistinic Gatehouse)
This restaurant has one star and an excellent reputation, but is not one we’ve tried (yet!).
Michelin says: This restaurant occupies an attractive, typically Breton granite house. Careful preparation and a harmonious blend of flavours combine to create its fine, contemporary cuisine. Dine alfresco on the pleasant terrace in summer.