Saturday, 19 September 2015

An unexpected and brilliant workers' lunch experience – Plouguerneau, Brittany

Carole's Chatter: An unexpected and brilliant workers' lunch experience – Plouguerneau, Brittany

On our jaunts around Brittany we made an unexpected stop in Plouguerneau - a little town in the heart of the Aber pays but not on the coast. We wanted a comfort stop so we decided to look for a restaurant straight away - it was almost 12 and we have learned that the French eat promptly. Nothing appealed around the main square – we wandered a bit further away and in desperation went into a small unprepossessing restaurant bar called Le Tremenac'h - just inside the door was the bar - one local installed and to the left was a little room with 2 tables and that seemed to be it - I asked about a table - and we were shown back through the kitchen to a much larger dining room with quite a few tables already full. We were the only non-locals.


Carole's Chatter: An unexpected and brilliant workers' lunch experience – Plouguerneau, Brittany

The deal was a help yourself salad buffet - groaning with lots of lovely things.  This is a photo of what I ate – I was too shy to take other photos.  Note the paper tablecloth.

But that wasn't all, then there was a choice of main course - moules mariniere or veal escalope involtini - followed by a choice of desserts - all accompanied by unlimited quantities of wine (a choice of rose or red), lemonade or bottled water and followed by coffee - for the princely sum of 12 euros each (about $13.50 US and $21NZ) - a bargain - particularly given the huge meals. The clientele were mostly working men - most of whom stuck to lemonade or water rather than wine.

A fabulous lunch experience.

Here are the restaurant's contact details:
Le Tremenac'h bar restaurant
2 rue de Tréménac'h
29880 PLOUGUERNEAU
Téléphone : 02.98.04.55.32

1 comment:

  1. Looks absolutely sumptuous. Are you in France right now?

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