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Le Pily

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39 rue Grande Rue, 50100, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
+33 2 33 10 19 29
12:00 - 13:15
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 13:15
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:15
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Lake Wobegon
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

A great hidden treasure! Our cruise ship stopped in Cherbourg, and we had dinner at Le Pily, having booked via email about a month in advance. The entire meal was fabulous, and the price quite reasonable. Each course was remarkable, the staff friendly, and service exemplary. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Le Pily to friends.

Thank kollector44
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

A very warm welcome, easy to book, (online from England). We ordered the four-course menu, but with the extra "samplers" etc I counted nine (quite small) courses altogether and every one a treat! English language of staff was adequate. Michelin recommended.

Thank Michael C
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Worth coming over from Portsmouth for a special meal. Not particular family friendly due to haute cuisine menu. Modern twist on traditional Norman ingredients, flavours and dishes. Superb wine menu. Attentive, welcoming and polite staff. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Rachel P
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

It is clearly trying for one but at the moment it is incredible value and I can't help but think prices will increase significantly as soon as the inevitable happens and it is awarded it's well-deserved star. We had the E40 menu and everything was excellent; from the amuse bouche of fish balls and its vivid green honey, ginger and... More 

2 Thank Greg548
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Having visited all other Michelin starred restaurants within the region I was eagerly anticipating having dinner at Le Pily in order to complete the set. I must admit the first few courses of a 7 course menu were ok to very good if not spectacular. Battered fish balls followed by a decent carrot soup served with a plastic spoon did... More 

Thank ArthurBottomsAlbow
Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Great restaurant in small street ! Restaurant was advised by our cruise director , and we were the only people of the ship who went there , so sorry for all who have missed this super fine dining experience Had a great lunch , steak tartare .....there was an angel walking on my tonque...this was so very very good ,... More 

1 Thank Marjan-Veer
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

A variety of menus comprising small dishes. Local ingredients cooked and served in innovative ways by knowledgeable waiting staff. Chef previously at La France et les Fuschias in St Vaaste where he met wife on service side. Pily is contraction of their names. Their loss explains decline of latter establishment. This is top notch dinning at very reasonable prices. Usually... More 

1 Thank Fohn_13
Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

This is surely one of the best restaurants I have ever tried. The menu is very creative, and the ingredients are top notch and of great freshness. The staff are very helpful, kind and intuitive. Having been there twice, I can tell you that there is a strong attention given to every details during the dining experience. A must try... More 

Thank Gabriel M
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Our holiday home is in St Vaast La Hogue, a 30 minute drive from Cherbourg, so once settled we usually eat locally. I wanted to dine at a Michelin starred restaurant, or one with similar standards. Having read the reviews about Le Pily, I decided to book a lunch time table for my husband and me. The attention to detail... More 

Thank AnnPerkins
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Apart from the very beautifully arranged and tasty food we were especially surprised by the very intitutive and responsive personnel. I think I had not yet experienced this in even more luxurious restaurants.

Thank Livija

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:15
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
19:00 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 rue Grande Rue, 50100, Cherbourg-Octeville, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Manche  >  Cherbourg-Octeville
  • Phone Number: +33 2 33 10 19 29

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