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Dinan has plenty of good restaurants, and these have been recommended by some of our guests:
We would certainly recommend it for both the fabulous food and magnificent views over the valley from its lofty position adjacent to the viaduct.
22 Rue du Lion d’Or, 22100 Lanvallay
“The restaurant is in a charming old building with a welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable prices.”
6 Rue Sainte-Claire
(a street off the centre of Place Duguesclin)
Located in the heart of Port de Dinan, this cosy restaurant serves an excellent selection of meat fish and pasta dishes. The daily fixed menu offers good value for money.
9 Rue du Quai, 22100 Dinan
Crêpes and galettes (savoury pancakes) are a speciality of the region. This one comes highly recommended by guests. “For something different try this crêperie, but you might want to book first as it gets very busy.”
7 Rue de la Poissonnerie, 22100 Dinan
Restaurant du Port
Located near the St-Jacut-de-la-Mer beach, the restaurant is very convenient to dine in before or after visiting this extremely beautiful beach.
91 Bd du Rougeret, 22750 Saint-Jacut-de-la-Mer
A firm favourite of ours, you can either eat al fresco by the river or buy to take home the most delicious selection of seafood and shellfish and very good value.
Le Port à la Duc, 22240 Fréhel
Located in the old town of Dinan, Colibri is a contemporary bistro with two spaces. One is a “winter garden” where the glass roof floods the dining area in natural light, and the other is open to the kitchen. With an inspiring and ever-changing worldly menu, it comes highly recommended by the locals.
14 rue de la Mittrie, Dinan, 22100, France
La Courtine is a unique & snug little Bistro offering a literal taste of Dinan, with fresh and locally sourced dishes and a range of homemade pastries. Perfect for a late lunch/dinner whilst adventuring around the cobblestone streets of Medieval Dinan.
6 Rue de la Croix, 22100 Dinan, France
Further afield in Brittany, you might consider these two restaurants:
We liked this restaurant in Combourg that we recently discovered. It is fully air-conditioned with great views over the lake.
2 Place Chateaubriand, 35270 Combourg
Not tried by us, but featured in articles and good website reviews, “Le Chalut” at St. Malo is highly rated (Michelin star standard).
8 Rue de la Corne de Cerf, 35400 Saint-Malo
Cafés & Bars
Rue de la Cordonnerie
There are many bars on Rue de la Cordonnerie, in Dinan. This street has been re-baptised ‘Thirst Street’ on account of there being nine bars in less than fifty yards. The narrow street has no traffic, so tables are set up outside. It tends to get very busy in the evening.
Port de Dinan
Port de Dinan also has numerous places to enjoy a refreshing drink, tasty baguette or perhaps a crêpe/galette alongside the river.
Abbaye de Lehon
During the summer months, the café at the Abbey is open for drinks, light snacks and charcuterie and cheese plates. Very pleasant surroundings and only a stone’s throw away from Val Rive.
Tipping is a personal matter, but we will point out that under French law a 15% service charge is automatically included (‘service compris’) within the bill, so you are under no obligation to do so. However, it’s considered a nice ‘thank you’ if you leave a few Euros (5-10%) and it’s common practice to round up your bill when leaving Euro notes.
See what other things are to do around Val Rive. There are plenty of Activities & Sports to do, Chateaus & Historic Buildings to see and Festivals to attend. Why not go on a Boat Trip or visit some of the beautiful Parks and Gardens.