Nearby there are two more to try:
Couscousserie Le Cherazad on place Anne de Bretagne is somewhere to visit if you fancy a more exotic meal. The food is freshly made and comes piping hot. We really enjoyed our lamb meal there.
L’Aiglon. This restaurant is situated on the main street, rue General de Gaulle, opposite the impressive Chateau du Rohan. It has a comprehensive menu from which to choose and should have something to please everyone. Whether you select oysters, lobster, steak or pizza, you will probably want to return again and again as it is friendly and welcoming. Prices range from 14 – 36 euros.
Rue du Fil or Rue Pondi (its old name) is one of the oldest streets in Pontivy. The overhanging half timbered houses peer down at you as you climb the cobbled street. There are several cafes here on the left but mid-way on the right you will find the first of 2 good crêperies in the area:
La Petite Bretonne, a superb crêperie with a really friendly ambiance. Crêpes are a speciality of Brittany and this restaurant is one of the best we have visited. Choose from a wide range of savoury pancakes made with blé noire (buckwheat) and then from a sweet range. My favourites are: La Petite Bretonne , made from tomatoes, onions, minced beef topped off with a fried egg. You can choose scrambled egg if you prefer (‘miroir’ or ‘plat’ for fried and ‘brouillés’ for scrambled). I follow this with a sweet crêpe of miel /citron (honey and lemon). A traditional French crepe meal should always be washed down with a cup of local dry cider, scrumptious! Cost? Including a small black coffee (expresso) this will set you back about 35 euros for 2 people. It is closed on market days (Monday).
Continue to the top of Rue Pondi (Rue di Fil), past the cafés on your left (go to La Bahia Café if you want a really good, strong coffee and pleasant ambiance); turn immediately right and about 100 yards on your right you will find another very good crêperie:
La Crêperie Marie-Hélène. This is more competitively priced than La Petite Bretonne and a little more basic inside but the food is excellent and service attentive. Memorably, the ¾ bottle of Provençale Rosé we had here was a superb accompaniment to our meal.
If all you want is a bar meal or snack, why not try:
Le Rivoli. A friendly cafe along the main street, rue Nationale, which serves everything from delicious freshly made sandwiches (try the Americaine, it’s fantastic and excellent value at 3 euros each) to quiche and salad, omelettes etc. This is also a free wifi spot, if you need one!
For the special night out to celebrate that occasion, go to:
La Pommeraie. Situated on the side of the canal on quai du Couvent, La Pommeraie looks unassuming from the outside. In fact, the decor inside isn’t amazing either, but the food, ambiance and service are excellent. Expect traditional gastronomic cooking and local specialities with prices ranging from 19 – 56 euros per person. Good choice of wines and beautifully cooked food – definitely worth the extra cost for that special occasion. We were able to park outside which was a bonus.
Places to eat outside of PONTIVY