Restaurants nearby

There are a number of restaurants within a 15 to 20 minute drive from Les Bouts de Rallé. If you wanted to travel a little further, we know of several more and will be mentioning them very soon. We've tried several of the restaurants on this page… we intend to try as many of the others as possible!

We will of course help you with advice and booking a table if we can. Please do keep in mind that restaurants are often closed on a Monday, and can also be closed for a holiday just when you really want to visit. If you’ve traveled in France before, you’ll know all about this!

Evening meals at Les Bouts de Ralle

Should you choose to eat with us at Les Bouts de Ralle, we have large breakfast room and lounge with very comfortable seats for you to relax in after a beautiful home-cooked meal.

Restaurant Café Kanelle, Cogners

Travel time: 5 minutes
Distance: 3 kilometers
When we first discovered that a new restaurant had opened up in Cogners, a pretty village just five minutes from 'Les Bouts', we were delighted and went straight in to have a coffee. We received a very warm welcome from Miguel and Micheline who showed us round their restaurant, café, and épicerie. They even have a dedicated area for wines and their speciality... aged rum from Martinique!

They are open from 08:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 21:00 during the week, staying open to 22:00 at the weekend and on public holidays. They have a menu ranging from simple pizzas to meals cooked with a Martinique theme... if you are lucky Micheline and the family will pick up their guitars and sing a few beautiful songs while you dine.

Definitely worth a visit, parking is easy in front or to the side of the restaurant.

La Croix Blanche, Evaillé

Travel time: 7 minutes
Distance: 8 kilometers
Only open around midday!

La Croix Blanche came under new management around the time we moved to Sainte-Osmane, it has been great to see it grow with the guidance of Celine, the new owner. If you would like a coffee (or something stronger) in the late morning, this is the place to go.

At midday Celine provides a traditional ‘Plat du Jour’ for a fixed price. There is normally a choice of main courses, with a set or buffet starter and desert.

A sign of just how good this restaurant is can be seen by the number of local people and tradesmen who visit. Just before 12.00, it’s quite quiet. Just after… well, grab a table quickly!

We really hope that Celine will open her restaurant in the evenings, if she does, we’ll let you know on this page.

Restaurant La Gare, Bessé-sur-Braye

Travel time: 15 minutes
Distance: 14 kilometers
La Gare is a wonderful restaurant in Besse-sur-Bray which offers a ‘Plat du Jour’ at lunchtime during the week and evening meals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

There is seating to the front of the restaurant under huge sun shades and spacious and comfortable interior, there is also a bar to the side of the restaurant where you can have a drink before your meal. The food is superb and very reasonably priced… when we visited on a Friday evening we had a Mexican themed menu which was quite superb!

The staff are very friendly and helpful, we thoroughly recommend a meal at La Gare.

Parking is easy to the front and sides of the restaurant.

Creperie Brasserie La Banque, St. Calais

Travel time: 15 minutes
Distance: 14 kilometers
La Banque is, as you might expect, set in an old bank. It still has the original safety box vault as part of the restaurant. There is plenty of room to eat inside or on the terrace to the front of the building overlooking the square.

They have a varied menu… we’ve tried fantastic galettes, salads and pizzas and haven’t been disappointed yet. During the summer months there is often live music to entertain you.

Parking is easy and right opposite the restaurant.

Hôtel d'Angleterre, St. Calais

Travel time: 15 minutes
Distance: 14 kilometers
We had to find the Hôtel d'Angleterre, we are English after all. The hotel has an elegant restaurant which caters for guests and passers by. The food was creative and delicious, the atmosphere was calm and respectful.

If you are looking for somewhere a little special, this is the place for you.

There is plenty of parking in St. Calais, you will probably be able to park outside the hotel, or in a side road nearby. The main square car park is only a few minutes walk away.

Pizza à Gogo Restaurant, Bessé-sur-Braye

Travel time: 15 minutes
Distance: 14 kilometers
Another restaurant we haven't visited yet, but have heard great reviews from family and friends who have had a meal there. As the name suggests, if you love pizza, this one is for you.

Pizza à Gogo is on the main road out of Bessé-sur-Braye, parking should be straightforward just outside the restaurant.

Restaurant Asia, St. Calais

Travel time: 15 minutes
Distance: 14 kilometers
We've not visited the Restaurant Asia yet so we can't tell you first hand what the food is like. We have spoken to people who have dined there and they have been very happy with their meal, so if you have a passion for Asian food this could be one for you.

Restaurant Asia is less than five minutes walk from the centre of St. Calais, but you may well be able to park in a nearby road.

Le Jesthia, Courdemanche

Travel time: 15 minutes
Distance: 12 kilometers
Only open at midday for meals!

Le Jesthia is a small, traditional restaurant with an open kitchen where you can see the meals being prepared. Open most lunchtimes, with the possibility of evening meals if you make a reservation beforehand.

Parking is very easy either just outside or in the surrounding streets.

Restaurant au Jardin des Saveurs, Lavenay

Travel time: 18 minutes
Distance: 16 kilometers
One more restaurant we need to visit! Our friends at the local choir said we really have to go... if the locals recommend somewhere then it has to be worth eating there.

They have a very good choice of dishes with two differently priced evening menus.

Restaurant au Jardin des Saveurs is definitely one to try if you are eating out.

You can find out more on their website.

Les Fougeres, LHomme

Travel time: 20 minutes
Distance: 19 kilometers
We visited Les Fourges in the late summer with friends for a Plat du Jour. It's a very pleasant, bright and airy restaurant with a varied menu including some of the tastiest galettes we've had outside of Le Mans!

Parking is easy, either in the road outside the restaurant or just opposite in the car park.
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Rosie and Roger, June 2017
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