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Fine dining and service ahoy!Le Pirate brings a taste of France to Gwakji
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▲ Classy crepes at Le Pirate near Gwakji Beach in Aewol-eup. Photo courtesy Le Pirate

Name: Le Pirate

Where: 44 Geumseong 5-gil, Aewol-eup, Jeju-do 695-903

Directions: The restaurant is a minute's walk south of Gwakji Beach along the small coastal lanes hugging the coast. If coming by car, Geumseong 5-gil is the first road south of the final turning for Gwakji Beach.

Contact: Call 064-799-8988, visit them on Facebook or here for their website.

Cafe hours (closed Wednesdays)

Weekdays 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. / Weekends 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Restaurant hours (closed Wednesdays)

6 p.m. - midnight (must be reserved in advance)

Menu: There is both a cafe and a restaurant which are open at different times. The cafe serves the speciality crepes and galettes with cider. The restaurant is more of a luxury space to be reserved in advance serving a plethora of gourmet dishes and fine wines.

Taste: Magnifique! The chef, Eric, is French. His partner, Na Young, has spent years in France too. The best crepes in Jeju, and maybe all of Korea. Plus, you won’t easily find galettes like this nationwide, outside of Soraemaeul, the French district in Seoul. Also has French, English and Irish ciders that the ladies will love!

▲ Some of the cider available at Le Pirate. Photo courtesy Le Pirate

Price: The crepes and galettes start from 10,000 won. For a fine dining experience to top all others, try a multi-course French dinner for 65,000 won. Ideal for company dinners, wedding anniversaries and the like. Special party events can be arranged too. Reservation required.

Interior: The amount of detail Eric and Na Young have put into the pirate concept is exceptional. Canons at the front entrance, a ship wheel, pirate accessories, paintings from ancient France. Marie Antoinette is right at home. If you’ve got a date, and she’s a keeper, bring her here!

Atmosphere: The creperie is comfortable enough but the restaurant is downright luxurious, with VIP areas available on demand. Again, for the date of your life, or a private meeting, this place takes some beating. A lovely view of the water, with outdoor seating available too.

Staff: Some upmarket eateries can be rather stuffy and uninviting to the common man. However, I was really impressed by the natural warmth and humor of owner Na Young. Especially in the café, good food and drink is within the range of any passing tourist or resident. Korean, French and English are all spoken here. Bon appetit!

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