From your stay on the island you will take away not only memories of the wind, the waves, the constant changing seascape, the warm sun, the white sands and strolls along the beaches…
From your stay with us at the Hotel du Fort et des Iles you will also enjoy the surrounding sea’s bounty, every product simple yet authentic. From fish and shellfish to crustaceans such as our highly-prized Chausey blue lobster.
At our restaurant “Table of the Isles” you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the sea and the archipelago surrounding you.
OUR CHAUSEY BLUE LOBSTER IS THE GUEST OF HONOUR
“ In the Chausey Isles, the sea offers us its culinary treasures, our Chausey blue Lobster being the star of the archipelago. Chef can grill it on its own as a main course or as a starter in « Homard Rapido », large plate with salad and home made delicious french fries. An absolute delight! ”
THE SEA AT YOUR TABLE
“ From beautiful dishes to shellfish platters created on the go by our sous-chef: oysters, crab, whelk, shrimp, crayfish and lobster. Or you can opt to try our scallops, garlic & herbed clams, Chausey-shrimp.
With your view of the surrounding isles you can enjoy all of this with a chilled glass of white wine—an unforgettable experience! ”
BOUNTY FROM THE BAY
“ Depending on what is in season, experience an authentic cuisine orientated towards what the sea has to offer. Fresh fish prepared “a la plancha » or baked, along with delicious accompanying sauces. Sole, Plies, Sea bass, Lieus, Mackerel, Ray…all product is locally-sourced for its freshness and quality. ”
Menu « Trois îlets »
Menu « Archipelago »
Gastronomic Menu « Around the Lobster »
Six oysters & a glass of white wine
Whelks with house mayonnaise, a glass of white wine
A cheese tasting plate from « Edouard Fromager »
Half Chausey blue lobster
served chilled with garnished home made french fries, cucumber with cream sauce, salad and coleslaw
Only for lunch
Oysters from Blainville Normandie N° 3 – Par 6
Oysters Bio from Chausey N° 3 – Par 6
Roasted Clams with garlic butter
Whelks – house mayonnaise
Large plate of pink Shrimps
Full Crab – House mayonnaise
Home made local Fish soup
Assiette des Îles (Oysters, whelks, shrimps & sea shells)
Seafood platter « île aux Moines » (etrille crab, oysters, whelks, shrimps, sea shells) – 1 person
Seafood platter « Longue Île» (1/2 lobster of Chausey, crab, oysters, whelks, shrimps, sea shells) – 1 person
Seafood platter « Longue Île » (1 lobster of Chausey, 2 crabs, oysters, whelks, shrimps, sea shells) – 2 persons
House fish plate (Mackerel, salmon, etc…)
House Gravlax salmon
Baked garlic/herb clams
Fish and Seafood tartares (Oysters, scallops, etc…)
Bowl of mussels
Baked Normand Camembert
House Foie gras (with fig or lobster)
Homard Rapido (lunch only) : half Chausey Lobster, home made French fries, Coleslaw, concomber with cream sauce, salad, grilled bread.
Double Homard Rapido (lunch only) : One Chausey Lobster, home made French fries, Coleslaw, concomber with cream sauce, salad, grilled bread.
The blu Chausey Lobster : Authentic wild full Chausey Lobster (+550grs), roast in the oven, accompanied by vegetables, with the famous « corail » sauce. Lobster is sold by weight, weighed alive.
Foie gras extra mi-cuit : shallot chutney, figue marmelade, salad and 2 differents toasted breads
La Planche Normande : Roasted Normand Camembert with herbs and honey, Andouille de Vire, roasted potatoes, salad
Bouillabaisse de Chausey (diner only, 20 min) : A big fish soup, served with 3 differents fish filets, roasted potatoes and Normand cream
36 hours Low temperature suckling pig : tasty and tender, nice slice of pork accompanied by the garnish of the moment
Depending on the arrivals, the seasons and the Chef’s mood!
Fish and seafood
Skate with capers, Roasted sea bass, Sea sauerkraut, Pan-fried scallops, Fisherman’s casserole dish, Margates, Grilled prawns, Sole meunière and Oven-roasted Chausey lobster
Black Angus steak or flank steak, Grilled beef entrecote, Low temperature cooking chuck, lamb confit, Duck breast with honey
All desserts are homemade by the Chef Pâtissier
Thin Apple pie, with bourbon Vanillia ice
Mille feuille pistachio cream & strawberries whipped cream
Trio of pastry cabbage, cracker, salted butter caramel
Lemon meringue pie with a twist
Sweet apricot, pistachio & white chocolate mousse
Panna-cota red fruit coulis or salted butter caramel
Pavlova with fresh red fruits
Triple Choc, Guayaquil dark chocolate scales
Profiteroles with Bourbon vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream & roasted almonds
Coffee with gourmet dessert
White Wines AOP – 75cl
Chardonnay, Muscadet sur lies, Côtes de Gascogne, Macon village, Pessac Léognan, Menetou Salon, Côtes de Provence, Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé, Chablis, Crozes-Hermitage, Bourgognes Pouilly Fuissé, Chablis, Viré Clessé
Red Wines – 75Cl
Bordeaux, Crozes Hermitage, Margaux, Côtes de Blaye, Premières Côtes de Blaye, Côtes du Rhône, Médoc, Saumur Champigny, Sancerre, Mercurey 1er Cru, Pic St Loup, Saint Emilion, Pauillac…
Rosé Wines – 75Cl
Sélection of Côtes de Provence AOP and Crus Classés, Coteaux d’Aix, Cabernet d’Anjou…
Cidres & Champagnes – 75Cl
Cidre brut fermier, Prosecco Millésimé, Champagne Heidseick
Welcome aboard The Mermaid Bar. Located in our grand main room with its warm, welcoming atmosphere, settle yourself comfortably at one of our large oak communal tables overlooking the surrounding isles, or in our garden perched above the sea edge. Soak in these moments of relaxation with friends or family before or after your tour of the island.
Come evening and cocktail hour, enjoy a drink whilst watching a beautiful sunset over the Sound, all of which contributes to these moments of conviviality.
HIS DELICIOUS MIXED DRINKS
During the bar’s opening hours, one can enjoy a mixed cocktail poured by our experienced mixologist Stephane: Mojito, Rum punch, Caipirinia, Fresh daiquiri, etc….and The Mermaid Bar specialty: Eau de Mer, all blue, a delight!
SELECTED WINES New on offer !
Relax with friends as you share a bottle of one of our specially-selected wines on offer. Taste reds, whites, roses from around France, accompanied if you wish by one of our fresh cheese or charcuterie boards.
THE BAR IS ALSO…
Reading your newspaper over a relaxed breakfast, choosing from our large menu of choice teas, or that of our select beers on tap, Normand cider, a selection of aperitifs and high quality Whiskys and Rums. Also available is a variety of fruit juices, sodas and ice-creams, all of which can be enjoyed in the main room or ordered from our garden seating area facing the sea.