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

By July 27, 2018RESTAURANT, TO EAT

During the Summer, what better place to have lunch or dinner than with your feet almost in the Mediterranean Sea?! Now, Chéri and I are not really hip and happening, so a trendy venue is not really our cup of tea. But when we entered the 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 had arrived early, we were lucky enough to get a table. But if you want to be sure, it’s wise to make a reservation. The beach restaurant has a great vibe with Balinese inspired decor. Natural wood and old shutters have been 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 over for a dessert. A very healthy conclusion to our meal… I couldn’t resist the revisited lemon pie, 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 on the beach Le Grand Travers in La Grande Motte. If you want to be sure to get 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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