As you might have gathered by now, food in Saint Malo was truly spectacular.
There was Michelin-stared lobsters, Michelin-worthy lemon tarts, and a loooooot of salted caramel.
But dinner at Restaurant Le 5 was truly quite magical.
Restaurant Le 5 is a bit of a locals’ secret and can only be accessed via the lobby of Hotel de France Le Chateaubriand (where we stayed).
Which is the perfect excuse to take a peak at the hotel’s charming Colonial-meets-retro lobby and stunning dining rooms on your way up!
And before you know it, you’re on top of the world (or at least, Saint Malo!)!
A classy nautical theme runs through the restaurant.
With stunning, 360° views to match!
And a seasonal, fine dining set menu worthy of the very best restaurants!
For starters, foie gras was the most popular option.
Served with pickled baby vegetables and red onion relish, it was the perfect balance of creamy, crunchy, tangy and sweet and absolutely dreamy!
Vegetarians weren’t quite as lucky though…
Despite their starter looking absolutely stunning, it was very much just a plate of tomatoes.
Ruby red, adorable on-the-vine cherry tomatoes, but tomatoes all the same.
For fish- & meat-eaters though, things kept getting better and better with mains.
Yellow pollack fillet, Espelette pepper, fennel panna cotta & yuzu foam
A vibrant fish dish and one of the best things I’ve eaten sofar this year.
All washed down with a few too many glasses of crisp Chardonnay…
And topped off with a choice-ditcher’s dream dessert: Café Gourmand.
AKA a cup of espresso, surrounded by a selection of mini-desserts.
Friand, canelé, macaron… we got all the classics and then some!
Panoramic views over Saint Malo, stunning food and even better pudding, Restaurant Le 5 has it all. Perfect for a romantic date or to celebrate something special!
More info + bookings here
Restaurant Le 5, 12, Place Chateaubriand, 35400 Saint-Malo, France