If you are wondering where to eat with your feet in the water in Bandol, we may have the answer...

Plage Renecros Bandol

We had the pleasure of being invited by the hotel team Thalazur Ile Rousse***** for lunch at Gulet. And you will understand that we have taken our mission to heart! Because it is always important to test before recommending! 😉 So it was with a lot of effort (or not) that we accepted the invitation. And we did well!

Renecros beach: an idyllic setting made in Bandol

The place where we take you to lunch has the air of a holiday. Sandy beach, crystal clear waters, the gentle sound of the backwash of the waves, iodized air… welcome to the Renecros beach. This is the largest sandy cove in Bandol. Appreciated by holidaymakers in summer, adored by locals in the off-season, this hidden corner was also the source of inspiration for an illustrator from the Var, Mr Z, who designed a “Plage de Renecros” poster for the tourist office. Available in our Online Store !

Affiche Renecros Monsieur Z x Bandol Tourisme

In addition to being an earthly paradise, this piece of coastline is home to beautiful establishments, including the Thalazur Île Rousse***** hotel. The latter has a beach restaurant by the sweet name of La Goélette. The atmosphere ? Sunbathing, a wooden terrace open to the Mediterranean, and above all, dishes to die for!

Terrasse Goélette Bandol

An accessible menu imagined by the starred chef of Les Oliviers

If they are so good, it's because the menu was created by a local talent, the starred chef of the hotel's gourmet restaurant, Les Oliviers. His signature: creativity and elegance. And this is precisely what is found on the plate, even in his beach establishment. On the menu, a varied menu combining simplicity and flavors, seasonal foods and respect for the product, all with a superb value for money.

Crispy prawns Kuro / Croquetas “memory of Valencia”

Rock octopus and cima di rapa salad / Grilled octopus & sweet potato curry with coconut milk

The menu is made up of several delicacies: tapas to share, salads, meat, finds from local fishing... A wide and measured choice at the same time, which makes it possible to meet everyone's desires while remaining attentive to the quality of products and preparations. Thus, on the plate, frank and striking tastes are at the rendezvous. We had the opportunity to taste the Pulp Salad and from cima di rapa, incredible, the gambas kuro, exquisite, or the deliciously regressive three-chocolate mousse. Best of all: accessible prices, almost confusing for the work and the flavors found in the dishes.

Three-chocolate mousse: Nyangbo, Jivara & Dulcey / “Local” strawberries as a play on textures

The friendliness and elegance of the staff

The icing on the cake, the pompom on the Garonne as our friends from Toulouse would say, from start to finish the staff was remarkably kind. A warm welcome, attention throughout the meal and above all a frank and contagious smile ! Then, all this with astonishing simplicity, far from the stilted image that one can have of an establishment of this standing.

A heavenly setting, a tasty menu, simple and attentive staff, affordable prices for exceptional quality, the beach restaurant Gulet tick all the boxes. An experience between beach and gastronomy, which we all already want to renew. One piece of advice: go for it, you won't be disappointed!




Born in Bandol, after a few trips I returned to my first love, my city. My ambition: to make you discover the most beautiful place in the world, Bandol of course.

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