Saturday, August 9, 2014

La Mère Poulard restaurant in Mont St. Michel, France—is it worth the price?

Many would argue that no visit to the Mont St. Michel is complete without dining at La Mère Poulard, a restaurant famous for its omelettes. I've heard so much about it, I couldn't wait to check it out for myself.

The restaurant and hotel have been there since 1888 and its omelettes are still made the same way, double beaten in a copper bowl and cooked over an open fire. The above is the kitchen area you see straight away when you walk in. 

I don't think I'd want this job in a heat wave, would you? 

The restaurant walls are lined with autographs and photos of all the famous people who have eaten there. It's important to reserve and ask for a table in the downstairs dining room (much prettier than upstairs).

And here's the omelette. Its consistency is really more like a souffle than an omelette. It's very light and fluffy (nothing—NOTHING—like IHOP, trust me on this one). There are all types of omelettes to choose from and a very nice set price menu with three plates—entrée, main plate and dessert. It is NOT inexpensive, depending on what type of omelette you choose (my husband had lobster) and your wine, you can figure well over €100 for two people. The food, wine and service were excellent and I enjoyed the meal. So yes, it's expensive, but in my opinion, yes, it's worth it. Frankly, it's the thing I enjoyed most visiting there.


William Waymire said...

Hello Shani, I am really enjoying your pictures and your stories. Gives me a chance to preview what we will be doing in just a few short weeks. We have heard and read about the omlets. We are going to try them. Looks like you really enjoyed your vacation . I am happy for you.
Your Friend,

Michelle said...

I have learned a lot about Rennes, St. Malo and Mont St. Michel from your posts. Glad you had a good experience at La Mère Poulard.

Shea said...

Well now I'm hungry. LOVELY post, thanks so much for sharing. I enjoyed looking at all the details of the omelette kitchen. And such a gorgeous restaurant. YUM!

Fanny said...

Un jour je dois aller là-bas!! Je connais le Mont St Michel et je n'ai jamais mangé sur place, trop de monde... Il faut bien choisir la saison ;o)
Contente de te lire Shani!

Denise Fletcher said...

I envy you seeing all these lovely French places! Wish l could visit them with you!

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