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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed July 7, 2019

I stopped here with my bike touring group and had a fabulous lunch. The mussels were amazing. Our table of 14 was very pleased with the food and the service. The oysters were a big hit too. It's a very casual dining room without an...ocean view, but it's worth going to for the wonderful food.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

review is for the restaurant. Don't be fooled, this isn't the place you are looking for. To begin, there is no "sea side" charm as you are a block from the ocean and there is absolutely no sense of being near the sea while dining....(Not much in the food either.) I arrived at about 8:30 and was surprised to get the feeling that I wasn't really wanted as a customer. I waited for a table (there were plenty open) and then was placed at a large round table in a poor spot. I was dining alone. Plenty of smaller tables were available. No problem, I thought. I came here because the reviews for the sole meunière were good. So I ordered. that, the bisque and a glass of sancerre. A few minutes later I was informed that there was no more sole. I got the distinct impression that they simply didn't want to cook one of the more time consuming dishes. The rest of the menu wasn't very interesting. I wound up with mussels. A big heap of tiny tiny mussels. Lots of work for little gain. Not much flavor in them, but at least they weren't tough. The sancerre was a dud. A little bit on the front palate and then it disappeared. No acidity. euro 6.50. 2 stars for the decent bisque, -1 star for everything else.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4