Tried, tested and approved: Effet Mer in La Grande Motte

By July 27, 2018RESTAURANT, TO EAT

During summer, what better place than to have lunch or dinner with your feet almost in the Mediterranean Sea?! Now, chéri and I are not really hip and happening, so one of those trendy venues is not really our cup of tea. But when we entered beach restaurant Effet Mer in La Grande Motte, we were pleasantly surprised and felt right at ease!

Balinese inspiration

We wanted to have lunch in high summer, and I forgot to make a reservation. As we came early, we luckily got a table. But if you want to be sure, it’s wise to make a reservation. The beach restaurant has a great vibe with a Balinese inspiration. Natural wood and old shutters are used as decoration, giving it a colourful and stylish atmosphere. You can also rent a very comfortable looking beach bed, have to save that for the next time…

Freshly made

Effet Mer’s lunch menu offers a choice between freshly made salads, grilled fish or prawns, tartare and burgers and some meat dishes like ribs and chicken. As we were feeling healthy, chéri got the grilled “loup” (think it’s a sea bass) and I opted for the vegetarian falafel salad with grilled eggplant and hummus. Service was fast and came with a smile and a joke. Plus they speak English and are nice to kids! What more can you ask for :).

Holiday feeling

As Effet Mer doesn’t serve starters during lunch, we had some room left for a dessert. A very healthy conclusion to our meal… I couldn’t resist the revisited lemon pie though, served in a jar. And chéri went for a delicious chocolate cake. Overlooking “le grand bleu”, we felt like we were on holiday, only a short drive from home!


You will find the restaurant Effet Mer at the beach of Le Grand Travers in La Grande Motte. If you want to be sure to have a table, booking is wise in high summer.

Effet Mer
Route des Plages
Le Grand Travers
34280 La Grande Motte
+33 (0)4 67 56 02 14


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