Formerly reserved only for hotel guests, the Restaurant la Table de l’Ermitage is now open to all those seeking a top-of-the-line brasserie to complete their discovery of Mont-Saint-Michel.
The most prestigious dishes rub shoulders with the best local products for an exceptional dinner.
Return in photos on our meal and our complete opinion on the table of the Hermitage in this article.
This review is completely independent, we ate anonymously and paid our bill in full.
Why eat at the restaurant La Table de l’ermitage
Is the Hermitage Table worth it? Our review
Eating well in a place as touristic as the Mont-Saint-Michel is not easy. In keeping with the hotel’s 5-star positioning, the Hermitage table offers an experience with a slightly old-fashioned charm that seduced us by :
- Its selection of best local producersWhether it is for cheeses (with a particular liking for the camembert from the Ferme du Bienheureux in Saintilly which we never tire of), the scallops from the Laurenti family in Cancale, or from his ice cream made by a Meilleur Ouvrier de France, Laurent Le Daniel, in Rennes…
- His exceptional dishes are sourced from the most renowned suppliers: caviar and smoked salmon from Scotland come from Kaviari in Paris, his foie gras from Laffite in Saint Sever….
- Its wide selection of wines that takes you from a very reasonable Viognier des Granges de Mirabelle in the Ardèche to a Chateau Margaux 2003 in the Bordeaux region.
It is for all these reasons that we have included it in our list of the 12 best restaurants to eat in Mont-Saint-Michel.
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What you will eat there
What counts at the Hermitage table is the product, nothing but the product, from the starter to the dessert!
To start your meal, if you are more of a sea person, you will have to choose between the oysters of Cancale, among the most famous in France, the smoked salmon of Scotland “Petrossian”, orthe caviar Osciètre Prestige… On the land side, it will be foie gras confit with dates and prunes.
For the dish, we are also in the serious, scallops or lambs of the salt meadow, inescapable of the bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel accompanied by their small vegetables.
In cheese, 3 of the 4 protected designations of origin, only the neufchâtel is missing. Can you name the 3 other delicious raw milk cheeses from our beautiful region?
For dessert, we work with the 2 star fruits of Normandy, the pear (served with an almond brownie) and the apple (of course with Calvados)!
And if you feel like it, let yourself be tempted by a blue lobster caught in Breton waters for an exceptional dinner. Here again, a sure and succulent value of the French gastronomy.
What we ate:
- Starter : Lobster and shrimp tartlet with mushroom duxelles, lobster bisque
- Main course : Agnea hazelnuts from the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, rosemary juice, mashed potatoes with Isigny butter
- Dessert: Caramel pear alliance, almond brownie cookie, caramel mousse, poached pear
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- Best things to do at Mont-Saint-Michel
- Mont Saint-Michel Abbey Tower
- The museums of Mont-Saint-Michel
- Where to eat at Mont-Saint-Michel
- Visit Alligator Bay
- Visit the Avranches Scriptorial Museum
- Discover the most beautiful views of Mont-Saint-Michel
What you will drink
The wine list is really wide, from the local wine to the great vintage of Burgundy or Bordeaux. Some exceptional bottles are even proposed on the menu (Chateau Margaux 2003, Côte Rotie La Mordorée 1989…).
In wine by the glass, you will have the choice between 5 references in red and 7 in white, a good effort for this brasserie with a limited number of seats.
The atmosphere of the restaurant
The hotel-restaurant L’ermitage located in the town of Beauvoir, in the immediate vicinity of the Mont-Saint-Michel is reputed to be one of the smallest 5 star hotels in France.
Housed in a stone house built in 1857, it has 7 rooms, a bar and a restaurant.
The atmosphere is muffled and soft, a little old-fashioned. In fine weather, the terrace and gardens naturally expand the space dedicated to the restaurant.
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Practical information – La Table de l’ermitage, restaurant in Mont-Saint-Michel
Type of restaurant:
Every evening from 7pm to 9:30pm – annual closing in January.
Where is La Table de l’ermitage
- Driving time from Rouen: 02h45
- Driving time from Evreux: 03h00
- Driving time from Caen: 01h30
- Driving time from Alençon: 02h10
- Driving time from Cherbourg: 01h55
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- There is a lot of demand, book it early.
How to get there
To get to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris, we advise you to take a TGV to Rennes (1h40 with 17 round trips per day), then to rent a car (count a good hour of driving).
If you want to avoid the car at all costs, you can go to the Pontorson train station, located 10km from Mont-Saint-Michel and 5km from the hotel-restaurant of the Hermitage. Count 4 hours by train from Paris.
The hotel-restaurant has a dedicated parking lot.
You will have the choice every evening between 3 menus: 2 courses, 3 courses, or for the greediest, the copious tasting menu in 4 courses with cheese.
Is La Table de l’ermitage family friendly?
Although children are welcome, there is no children’s menu to our knowledge and the type of food is not particularly suitable for a young audience.
The bill is well contained considering the tourist dimension of the place and the quality of the raw material. The 2 course menu is 39€ and the traditional one, starter, main course, dessert at 49€. You can eat much worse for much more money on the Mount!
WHERE TO STAY AT Mont-Saint-Michel
Or sleep in the part called La Caserne which is between the parking lots and the footbridge to Mont-Saint-Michel.
- Mercure 4-starhotel – see prices, photos and availability
The Normandy countryside is very green and inspiring. At the bend in the forest or in the fields, pretty villages with beautiful buildings transport you to another world, or even another era.