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L'Estuaire Restaurant

4.1
4.1
32 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean

"Welcome to L"estuaire Bistro & Bar!"
“Mange bien, riez souvent, aimez beaucoup!”
L’estuaire Bistro and Bar is the perfect place for casual and relaxed dining in Topsham. L’estuaire serves up mediterranean classics, coffee,smoothies, milkshakes and tasty cocktails six days a week with smiling staff and a genuinely warm welcome.

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Menu

Course 1

Choice of:

  • Whole Baked Camembert

    To share with bread, chutney and salad

    • Antipasti Board

      To share cured meat, marinated seafood, bread, salad and pickles

      Course 2

      Choice of:

      • 8oz Ribeye Steak

        Served with roasted cherry vine tomatoes, salad & fries Blue cheese, peppercorn or béarnaise sauce (supp£2.50)

        • Roasted Monkfish Tail

          Wrapped in proscuitto, warm tomato basil & chilli salsa with mussels and clams

          • Vegetarian Option Available

            Course 3

            Choice of:

            • Trio of Passion Fruit

              • Profiteroles

                Salted caramel cream, dark chocolate crème Anglaise

                • Westcountry Cheeseboard

                  Served with chutney, quince & biscuits

                  For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                  What 32 people are saying

                  Overall ratings and reviews

                  4.1
                  4.1 based on all time ratings
                  • 4.2Food
                  • 4.3Service
                  • 4.0Ambience
                  • 4.0Value

                  NoiseQuiet

                  86% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                  1. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    San Francisco

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 30 August 2017

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The restaurant was lively. When we arrived, they weren't aware we had booked through "Open Table" but as we had arranged to go to dinner at 18:30 they were still able to accommodate. Lovely ambience & great food.

                  2. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Orlando

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 24 June 2017

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    Lovely restaurant in a good location Food outstanding. Nice selection of drinks Best meal I've had in ages. Only slight thing that made it less than 100% was the main course was served a little too quickly So it's 99.5% I'm not complaining about that It's a must We will be back

                  3. H

                    Hillers

                    Warwickshire

                    16 reviews

                    4.0

                    16 reviews

                    Dined on 23 June 2017

                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                    Lovely food, generally excellent service, with just a couple of niggles. Mostly served by Emma, who was excellent. Very friendly and efficient. We weren't keen on the location of our table at first, right next to a busy station regularly used by staff, but in asking to be moved they were happy to agree. Like all restaurants with no soft furnishings it was a bit noisy, with one particularly annoying loud giggler! But theses two niggles were overshadowed by the yummy food. Highly recommended.

                  4. MK

                    MichelleK

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 June 2017

                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                    We loved the food and service...nothing too much trouble. We chose to lunch outside which was fine but we were a little durprised to be partially in a car park and bus stop. Other than tat it was lovely.....you probably wouldn't notice if you were indoors.

                  5. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 16 February 2017

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Delicious. The food was brilliant (& beautifully presented), and the service was very good. Would highly recommend!

                  6. TW

                    TimW

                    New England

                    3 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    3 reviews

                    Dined on 29 December 2016

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    Excellent experience, very pleasant surprise. Food was really good, service very friendly.

                  7. s

                    stanleyb

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 23 December 2016

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Sadly there was a large noisy Christmas party at the same time, but only to be expected at this time of year. Everything else was as usual very good.

                  8. L

                    Lorraine

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 3 December 2016

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The good and service was exceptional with very friendly and attentive staff. Planning to visit again when family come to visit

                  9. T

                    Tich99

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 16 October 2016

                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                    Birthday meal. Lovely food and ambience. Staff were attentive and inobtrusive.

                  10. BM

                    BrianM

                    Gloucestershire

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 18 September 2016

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Good quayside restaurant , popular, relaxed outdoor / indoor space, extensive menu and very reasonable prices

                  11. JI

                    JIMMARY

                    Birmingham

                    5 reviews

                    3.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on 17 September 2016

                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                    with some of the comments on tripadvisor we expected better.

                  12. A

                    Adam

                    Dorset

                    2 reviews

                    3.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 11 September 2016

                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                    They seemed understaffed on Saturday & we had to wait almost an hour for our first course. Also the smoothie machine was incredibly noisy.

                  13. R

                    Richard

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 1 September 2016

                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                    Food was very good, steak and pork belly was well cooked

                  14. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 27 August 2016

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    We had a great meal with really good food, drink and fabulous service. The tuna steak was absolutely wonderful and the staff were really helpful in terms of choosing both drinks and food. The whole evening had a relaxed unhurried feel and the restaurant was filled with a mix of family parties and smaller groups. We will be back

                  15. JH

                    JudyH

                    Devon

                    2 reviews

                    4.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 27 August 2016

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Enjoyable lunch in attractive surroundings. Great menu and service.

                  16. NN

                    NauticalNigel

                    Gloucestershire

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 August 2016

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    I cannot understand why this is not packed to the rafters. I have been here twice and was delighted with everything. The service is excellent and, it seems, is carried out by professional staff (as opposed to those lovely, keen, local youngsters, who nevertheless have no idea of the importance of excellent service). The food was delicious and well presented. We shared a starter (more than enough for 2). My wife's tuna steak was the best she has ever had. My lamb was delicious .... but a bit too fatty for me. The cheesecake was excellent. What's not to like?!

                  17. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 23 August 2016

                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                    It was unfortunate that our anniversary was on a Tuesday evening as the bar was fairly quiet which dampened the ambience. Also my wife was poorly with an upset stomach by the time we returned home and she was ill all the following day. Whether it was the food or a bug no one knows for sure but it has put us off returning. Sorry I couldn't give a great review. Your staff were attentive and friendly and the food seemed OK (my meal was very enjoyable )and we enjoyed a cocktail each.

                  18. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 13 August 2016

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Absolutely excellent service. My partner had to leave part-way through meal for escaped dogs at home and they delayed his main course without any problem. Excellent food, ambience and value for money.

                  19. N

                    Nigel

                    London

                    18 reviews

                    vip
                    5.0

                    18 reviews

                    Dined on 12 August 2016

                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                    Lovely setting and ambience. Great service and superb food. Loin of cod particularly noteworthy. Highly recommended.

                  20. CD

                    CorinneD

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 30 July 2016

                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                    Great location in Topsham, this light airy restaurant serves good food which is well presented. Staff are friendly. Relaxed vibe. Vigilant regarding food preparation for customers with allergies. Highly recommended.

                  21. PA

                    PatriciaA

                    Devon

                    5 reviews

                    5.0

                    5 reviews

                    Dined on 2 July 2016

                    overall5food4service4ambience4

                    Excellent meal with good attentive and friendly staff. Good choice of food and drinks. Nice that most wines can be purchased in various quantities at very reasonable prices.

                  22. JS

                    JaneS

                    Devon

                    2 reviews

                    3.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 26 June 2016

                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                    I'm afraid we we disappointed with our first visit to L'Estuaire. The first main fish Papillote was undercooked, and the others were served in a very excessive, runny, thin sauce. The waitress service was not attentive, and there were several other minor shortcomings. I did subsequently feed back to the owner, who replied with many apologies, and said they were very short-staffed when we visited, so perhaps we were just unlucky.

                  23. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Brighton

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 16 June 2016

                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                    enjoyable evening meal , seved by a friendly waitress. would return.

                  24. S

                    Steph

                    Devon

                    2 reviews

                    2.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 23 April 2016

                    overall2food2service3ambience2

                    We found our visit to the restaurant average, the food was ok. Not impressed that the starter charcuterie board had salad instead of the olives & sun blush tomatoes on the menu. Staff did not give us an opportunity to feedback and although we could have said I find that complaining takes the edge off your birthday meal. The mains were ok, fries that came with mussels were not very nice. The staff are pleasant enough but seem to lack personality. The speed of service was good. It is not my intention to be rude just honest about our experience. We won't be rushing back I'm afraid.

                  25. E

                    Eastbournefamily

                    Brighton

                    6 reviews

                    4.0

                    6 reviews

                    Dined on 12 April 2016

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    On our recent holiday we stopped here for Lunch, it was so good we went back for Dinner a few days later. Don't be fooled by the outside this is a very pretty comfortable venue with wonderful service and very good food.

                  26. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 9 April 2016

                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                    Enjoyed an excellent meal at the restaurant. The duo of lamb was superb. The service was first class. Attentive without being over bearing. I would certainly go back.

                  27. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 1 April 2016

                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                    A special occasion to celebrate, good food excellently presented and cooked perfectly. We thought the Lamb dish was a tad expensive compared to other dishes on the menus, but a good concept, portion size was good, they didn't do Rioja by the glass, which was disappointing, but it didn't spoil the occasion. We would definitely pay another visit and recommend this restaurant.

                  28. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    2.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 26 March 2016

                    overall2food3service2ambience3

                    Service was quite rushed. Main meal was good and starter was standard Think the desserts were a let down. My apple pie was not up to restaurant standard and was sent out cold. The restaurant itself is a good location and a very nice venue just a shame the whole experience was not special.

                  29. LK

                    LyndaK

                    Devon

                    2 reviews

                    5.0

                    2 reviews

                    Dined on 12 February 2016

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    L'Estuaire is a great place for a special meal. The food is delicious, the staff helpful and professional and the ambience warm and welcoming.

                  30. B

                    Bluesgirl18

                    Brighton

                    1 review

                    4.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 10 October 2015

                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                    We were meeting a friend who had moved to Devon and thought Topsham looked nice so checked the restaurants and L'Estuaire looked good - and it was. We all went for the light lunch which was actually quite a large lunch. Couldn't resist the desert of the day which was Eaton Mess - lovely strawberries. (They let dogs in which was lovely to see - like being in France)

                  31. D

                    Disgruntledfoodie

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    3.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 16 August 2015

                    overall3food2service4ambience5

                    The two female waitresses were great, couldn't do enough for me and my partner. The mezze platter was a nice starter but the mains were a major disappointment. My partner had the Pork Belly but it had more fat than meat on and I had the Penne Della Cassa but it was all melted cheese. Based on this I think that the mains are highly overpriced, and I can't imagine we'll visit again for that reason.

                  32. OT

                    OpenTable Diner

                    Devon

                    1 review

                    5.0

                    1 review

                    Dined on 11 July 2015

                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                    The food was outstanding I had the Camembert and then steak and I have never tasted anything so melt in your mouth

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