The Best Restaurants in Arcachon Bay

Are you craving Oysters? Then head to Arcachon Bay, one of the best seafood hubs in France. Explore our favourite restaurants in the area and go make a reservation!
The Best Restaurants in Arcachon Bay
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If you're looking for some of the best seafood in France, you'll want to head to Arcachon Bay. This luxury holiday destination on southwest coast is known for its fresh, delicious fruits de mer. There are a number of great seafood restaurants, so you'll have no trouble finding a meal to your liking. The bay is famous for its oyster farming, so many of the luxury restaurants here specialise in oysters, which are plentiful, but you'll also find plenty of other options, including fish, crab, and lobster.

If you're not in the mood for fresh seafood, there are still plenty of other restaurants in Arcachon Bay serving French specialities. From traditional dishes to international cuisine, you're sure to find something to suit your taste, no matter what you're in the mood for. So come hungry and enjoy some of the best food France has to offer!

Check out some of the best restaurants in Arcachon Bay:

Le Patio

Ideally located between the bay and the city centre, Arcachon's only Michelin star restaurant is ready to take you on a culinary journey. With modern decor and a patio where you can dine under the stars, your meal is sure to be memorable. Chef Thierry Renou is focused on subtle flavours based on high-quality, seasonal ingredients that reflect the originality of the restaurant. Enjoy a delicious meal on the shaded terrace, and go down to the cellar to select the perfect bottle of white wine to pair with your meal!

We recommend:

  • Foie gras with caviar and a balsamic reduction 
  • Pork fillet mignon with Iberian ham
  • Hot rum soufflé 

10 Bd de la Plage
33120 Arcachon
+33 5 56 83 02 72


Ko-Sometsuke 2K

An ode to seafood, this family-owned restaurant has mastered the fusion of Asian cooking with Mediterranean ingredients. Wether you want sushi, beef or a fresh seafood platter, you will be delighted by anything you choose! If you're looking for a less traditional but equally delicious seafood experience, then Ko-Sometsuke 2K is a must.

We recommend:

  • Pigeon egg rolls with truffle and shiitake mushrooms
  • Beef lok lak with onion, garlic and lime
  • Japanese pearls with coconut milk and mango

156 boulevard de la Plage
33120 Arcachon, France
+33 5 56 83 67 69


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Restaurant Chez Yvette

Founded in 1962, this family-owned restaurant has deep roots in the heart of Arcachon. Be sure to try their specialty oysters, taken straight from the bay and prepared with the knowledge and tradition of four generations. For those looking for a classic seafood dinner with friendly staff, Restaurant Chex Yvette is where you'll find it. Make sure to finish off your meal with a glass of the delicious house sangria!

We recommend:

  • Spanish mussels
  • Grilled blue lobster
  • Ossau-Iraty with black cherry jam

59 blvd du Général Leclerc
33120 Arcachon, France
+33 5 56 83 05 11


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Le Royal Molleau

This beautiful, seaside restaurant is the perfect place to taste the local cuisine. While there is plenty of delicious seafood, their menu also offers plenty of à la carte options for land-lovers. Soak up the chic, modern ambience while enjoying a delicious meal. Make sure to go for a late dinner, so you can watch the sunset over the bay outside, serenaded by the sound of the waves lapping the shore.

We recommend:

  • Duck foie gras with raspberry marmalade
  • Seafood platter with oysters, lobster, shrimp and more
  • Lemon cheesecake with salted caramel sorbet

2 Rue du Débarcadère
33120 Arcachon, France
+33 5 56 54 57 45


Café de la Plage - restaurant chez pierre

Locals and tourists alike have been enjoying this scenic beachside cafe for over fifty years! For dinner and a show, go to the oyster bar to watch the shelling chef prepare these delicacies before you eat them! Then, enjoy your delicious dinner on the terrace and watch the beautiful sailboats pass across the bay. After dinner, go for a stroll on the picturesque pier, and watch the kids go for a ride on the carousel!

We recommend:

  • Marinated salmon salad with shrimp and avocado
  • Royal seafood platter with lobster, oysters and turtle
  • Passionfruit ice cream with lemon, peach and mango

1 blvd Veyrier Montagnères
33120 Arcachon, France
+33 5 56 22 52 94

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