Restaurant Le Sépia in Valras-Plage is a nice surprise

By May 17, 2019RESTAURANT, TO EAT
TO EAT | RESTAURANT
Restaurant Le Sépia Valras-Plage

Valras-Plage is a lovely, but quite touristy village on the Mediterranean coast. Which means you will find loads of mediocre restaurants serving microwaved or deep fried food. What a refreshing change to have found the restaurant Le Sépia! The chef Yann Nicolas sets great store by serving the freshest, mostly local products in this cosy and welcoming restaurant.

Maritime

You can find Restaurant Le Sépia on a side street off the boulevard that stretches along the Mediterranean Sea. As it wasn’t Summer yet, Chéri and I made a reservation for a table inside the tastefully decorated restaurant. The closer we looked, the more maritime details we spotted. However, this was done in a subtle way, whilst still giving the restaurant a maritime feeling, without the casually suspended fishnets hanging on the ceiling.

Restaurant Le Sépia Valras-Plage

Local

We opted for the 35 euros menu called ‘Pied Marin’, which gave us a choice of three options for every course (three in total as well). Foodwise, we stayed with the marine theme. Our amuse bouche, a single, bite-sized hors d’œuvre, was served in a beautiful shell. As a starter, Chéri chose the grilled Poulpe de Roc salad with beautifully tender pieces of octopus. I had the “Entrée du Moment”, which consisted of a locally caught sea bream carpaccio. The main course was the same for both of us, with, again, Valras-caught little fillets of whiting. Served with locally grown potatoes and bits of dried ham, it was pure delight.

Restaurant Le Sépia Valras-Plage

Birdcage

When we entered the restaurant, I had immediately spotted a decorative birdcage filled with an interesting looking selection of cheeses. So, I had no problem skipping my dessert this time in exchange for a plate full of intense flavours. Chéri opted for a revisited version of tiramisu. I always love it when courses are presented in a completely different way, and Le Sépia’s tiramisu sure was something else! We both enjoyed our desserts very much. As we did the rest of the dinner. We highly appreciated the personal approach that the talented chef Yann Nicolas and his wife Isabelle took towards each dish. The dishes looked and tasted terrific, and Isabelle took the time to explain each course, including the origin of the products.

Restaurant Le Sépia Valras-Plage

Info

Restaurant Le Sépia is a little haven of peace just outside the hustle and bustle of Valras-Plage. The chef Yann Nicolas and his wife Isabelle have created a lovely restaurant that values cooking with very local products. You can sit outside on their terrace. And, as with all good restaurants, don’t forget to reserve a table. Not least because they only serve dinner on Fridays and Saturdays, lunch on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays and close on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Parking

The restaurant is practically adjacent to the free car park at Place Magrou.

Le Sépia
28, Rue Frédéric Mistral
34350 Valras-Plage
+33 (0)4 67 31 14 46

website

You may also like

restaurant l'arrivage Sète

Delicious creative and artful cuisine at restaurant L’Arrivage in Sète

| RESTAURANT, TO EAT | No Comments
TO EAT | RESTAURANT Recently, Chéri and I visited Sète as I wanted to see the Saint-Louis Lighthouse (read previous post here). However, the lighthouse wasn’t the only reason I...
El Taller Taurinya

Restaurant El Taller in Taurinya is a contemporary gem in the middle of nowhere

| RESTAURANT, TO EAT | No Comments
TO EAT | RESTAURANT Sometimes I feel really sorry for my family. It cannot be easy to be dragged to the Pyrénées-Orientales department – about 1.5 hours from our home...
Restaurant Can Marty in Thuir

Restaurant Can Marty in Thuir serves comfort food with a Spanish twist

| RESTAURANT, TO EAT | No Comments
TO EAT | RESTAURANT When in the Pyrénées-Orientales department, you feel the Catalan vibes everywhere you go. Especially when going to a restaurant. I got a tip about this bodega...