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A Contre Sens

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8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 97 44 48
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07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
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Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:15
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 13:15
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We vistied Caen on the Ferry from the UK for a celebratory meal at an exceptional restaurant, and A Contre Sens provided exactly that. The food was impeccable and inventive. Service was friendly, attentive and welcoming. Atmosphere and decor of the restaurant was relaxed and comfortable, encouraging an amiable meal. All considered, I could not recommend it highly enough.

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Thank James S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was the thirdd Michelin 1* restaurant we ate at on consecutive nights in Caen. The menus are different from more traditional high end establishments, with flavors and combinations that are hard to guess. Overall the food is exceptional and very good value. The only minor downsides are that the wine list is a little bit sparse, but still good;... More 

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Thank MLMET
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Nice modern decor about 20 seats (so book in advance), parking is not very convenient. Friendly staff. Very executed and very fresh, not the most original setting. A solid one star Michelin. The portion size is good (almost large) The 5 course surprise meal is only at 55 euros.

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Daphne, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant during our one night in Caen. We arrived to a very small and intimate setting and decided to get the five course dinner. Words cannot describe the aromas and vibrant tastes of the dishes here. We were asked to guess the ingredients of the sauces and failed each time. But no matter, we had already... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Booked a meal to celebrate an anniversary on our way to the ferry home from France. The food was amazing but the whole experience was unpretentious, unlike some Michelin starred restaurants we've visited. Each course was explained and then we were left to enjoy and we did! Everything was perfect and timed beautifully so we had time to reach the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This is a exceptional restaurant. The food is the flawless centrepiece. Every course was faultless in flavour, execution and attention to detail. This was then matched by the professional, welcoming and attentive standard of service. Definitely deserving of its star. Definitely a feast for the palate. If you are planning a trip to Caen, do make a special effort to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

A contre Sens completely lived up to and maybe exceeded our expectations after reading all the positive reviews, We absolutely loved everything about this petit bijou of a restaurant, we will definitely return.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

A Contre Sens dinner is a very good reason for going to Caen but remember to book early. We have been a few times and each time get a very warm welcome and a superb meal. Neither of us eat meat but the 5 course menu was adapted without any problem The cost of the 5 course menu is 50... More 

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Oxford, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

We liked A Contre Sens quite a lot. The restaurant was populated with grown-ups rather than bucket-list tickers and selfie-takers (mostly French) and staffed by highly efficient, if slightly tense, servers. At times, the food delighted (I loved the betterave gazpacho) at others, promised a little more than it delivered (the poulet de la ferme.... was really nothing special) but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

Went here with my family including two kids, husband and dad. Three out of the five were gluten free because of celiac disease. This restaurant was phenomenal! They accommodated us with gluten allergies without hesitation. The food was fantastic! We all got the seven course meal. They had to almost roll us out of the restaurant! We ate every in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:15
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
Thursday
07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
Friday
07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
Saturday
07:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 97 44 48

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?