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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our D-Day tour guide brought us here for lunch. Food was delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 12, 2022 via mobile

This is an ideal location to eat when you are exploring the WW2 beaches. We did not book but we’re lucky as this restaurant is used by many guides for the tour groups. It gets very busy. The restaurant is friendly and welcoming with a...good atmosphere. The menu offers good choices with shell fish the star attraction. We had to wait a little while to have our order taken once seated but we knew we had been squeezed in. The food and service was very good and the price very reasonable.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 28, 2022 via mobile

Good restaurant near Omaha Beach. Food was good, as was service. Portions are very generous. Highly recommended if you want a good meal while exploring landing beaches.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 26, 2022

After a wonderful, long day exploring the Normandy coast I was looking forward to a relaxing dinner. I made a reservation at my lodging host’s suggestion. I arrived and was seated. Atmosphere is nice is the only reason I gave 2 stars vice 1. After...sitting for 20 minutes I finally got up and walked a mere 5’ to the bar and politely asked for a beer. 15 minutes later the waitress arrives and takes my order. Salad was basic but ok. Simply lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Another hour goes by before the Curry Chicken arrives. I had two bites and put it aside. I am the furthest thing from a picky eater but the meal was not good at all. Bland and an odd flavor. I politely told the waitress I was not satisfied with the meal. She took the plate away. After waiting well over an hour for the first plate I was tired and just wanted to get back to my cottage. I had no interest in ordering another plate. After an eternity I asked for the bill and then 10 minutes later I asked a second time. Turns out the manager/bar tender was holding the check for some odd reason. I was told to go to the bar and pay. Never once did he ask how everything was or apologize for the lack of service and the unappetizing meal. Extremely disappointing end to an otherwise perfect day. I cannot recommend this restaurant in fact I recommend you avoid it at all cost. Look elsewhere if you’re in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 17, 2022

More than acceptable for a sandwich. The drinks should be cheaper. Fresh products, nice location, on the go.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 19, 2022

We stayed here for one night and with short notice. The rooms are new, nice and lovely. The bathroom and shower is separate, a huge plus for our teens. The hotel staff were nice and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022 via mobile

Had an excellent lunch on a sunny Sunday in April. The staff were very helpful and gave great service. The smoked salmon and the fish cassoulet were amazing. Great stop for lunch in the area.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed October 4, 2021 via mobile

Great food and ambiance for a must stop while visiting Omaha Beach. Friendly service and fast for French standard. Try the mussels.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 21, 2021

The restaurant came recommended to us but we would have done better to have gone elsewhere. We had seafood as a starter, and it was perfectly correct (bulots/whelks well cooked and seasoned with a house-made mayo, oysters). However the both of us decided to order...the fish and chips as a main, and I think it was probably the worst food I've ever eaten in a restaurant setting. Everything was very obviously frozen food that had been reheated. Understandable for fries, of course, but definitely not acceptable for fish, especially at a restaurant located right by the sea. On top of the fact that it was clearly reheated, the dish didn't resemble anything like fish and chips -- two very thin pieces of white fish, covered in totally unseasoned, overcooked breadcrumbs. Other than the taste of burnt bread, it was entirely flavourless and unpleasant to eat, with an extremely crisp coating and thoroughly mushy interior. At nearly 18 euros, this is frankly scandalous. When we mentioned this to the server, we were told this was "unusual" and that the fish was "freshly caught that morning and breaded by the chef" -- clearly false. Avoid this restaurant. It isn't worth your money.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 20, 2021

I had a very nice meal, never eaten rice so tasty, with more than enough chicken and langoustines. The wine was excellent and the service very friendly!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

When visiting Omaha Beach and in need of a coffee, or better still, a nice lunch, this is a great place to stop over. The menu is varied and very delicious. I especially recommend the salt cod pie - it is creamy and sumptuous and...comes with a side salad. The chicken curry is also full of flavour as are the pork ribs. The surroundings are informal and relaxed and service is polite and quick - just what you need if on a tightly packed battlefield tour to take in Omaha Beach, Maisy Battery and Utah BeachMore

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2019

I think we must have had the same waitress as the previous reviewer. Our family was here on Wednesday August 7. The gal who waited on us was purposely inattentive, having to be asked to refill water, bread, and fulfill our request for wine. The...food was overpriced and not on par with the quality of we'd enjoyed at other restaurants. Their sign outside said, “Homemade Food Made with Love”, but it was more accurate to say that it was made with indifference!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 17, 2019

We had no reservation and were a big group that came for lunch on a busy day, but we got a nice big table that fitted all of us. Nothing wrong with the food, but the poor waitresses did not even try to look like...they enjoyed their job. I am not suggesting you should always fake it till you make it, but it would be nice to at least give it a try. Just an effort to pretend that you enjoy working in the service industry would have given a better rating, because the food and place is nice.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019

We were recommended by our holiday hosts to go to this restaurant, food wine and ambience were superb. Beautiful mussels and cheesecake. Afterwards we took a walk on the beach, a perfect evening .

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019 via mobile

Stayed there with friends as a family holidays also as we wanted to visit the Normandie beaches. Rooms in the hotels were very clean and spacious enough. Lovely location. Had dinner in the restaurant and I must say that the staff couldn’t have been nicer...and accommodating as we were 6 of us staying for the night. Extremely friendly place. Food was fine (some ordered the fish and chips meal and fish was a bit dry) but it was a very pleasant place to stay. Breakfast was lovely with fresh bread, croissants, juice, etc. Really enjoyed my stay and would recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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