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L'Escargot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Seafood, European, Gastropub
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34 Place D Armes, 59300, Valenciennes, France
+33 3 27 46 29 61
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Sun - Thu 19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here for a quick lunch with my family. Lovely atmosphere and friendly service - food was a bit bland. The muscles could have done with a tastier sauce. Lovely location, I would come back here, I would just order a different dish!

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Thank Kate W
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Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We came twice because the food was excellent and the setting very pleasant. The veal and the seafood were delicious and the staff accommodating to our poor French.

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Thank Melissa J
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Central restaurant with a great bistro atmosphere and helpful staff. The complementary tapenade and toast was a good start. Unfortunately we didn't enjoy the rest of the meal as much. I had the frogs legs which were a bit tasteless and greasy. I followed this with a 3 different fish dish served with rice and vegetables – the 3 fishes... More 

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Thank Chrissienich
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Madame, Je vous remercie cet avis déposé sur TripAdvisor. Je suis navré que vos Grenouilles et votre Trio de Poissons... More 

uk
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106 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We have come here for a few years and have had good food in a busy, buzzy packed restaurant but not so on Friday 16 September as the place seemed empty. All went OK until the main course both of which were most mediocre, chewy filet of beef and oily fried Mullet. Perhaps bad choices on our part. The bubbly... More 

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Thank cherryplumUk
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Marbella, Spain
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It was close to 10 pm - but no problem - and we still got the best oysters we ever tasted and two fine crabs. A good place to stop, just inside France.

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Thank troels13
Seraph59, Propriétaire at L'Escargot, responded to this review
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Portadown, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were on holiday in Valenciennes and he brought me here for my 40th birthday as a special treat. We wanted a seafood restaurant and the receptionist at our hotel recommended here and we were not disappointed. The service was excellent and food delicious. I had oysters for starters and fish for main. Can't remember what the... More 

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1 Thank dlkearney
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Dublin, Ireland
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

There isn't a lot in Valenciennes but this is a gem. We have a 3 course meal each and everything was lovely. We were lucky the weather as lovely and we could eat outside. Everything was as it should be.

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Thank gerardine e
Seraph59, Propriétaire at L'Escargot, responded to this review
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We eat two times for celebration. It is a little traditional in modern environment. You can get good seafood, shells and also traditional frog legs.

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1 Thank Kenan D
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

This is the second time in 2 years we have eaten at L'Escargot and the attention to the service and the food has remained fantastic. Located at the left hand side (facing) of the hotel du ville. It has a great outside terrace where you can eat and watch the world go by. The great food and attention of the... More 

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1 Thank RogerJ51
Seraph59, Propriétaire at L'Escargot, responded to this review
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Vaux-en-Beaujolais, France
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237 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I was recommended this by the hotelier and I'm grateful to him. This is how you imagine French food should be. An amuse geulle followed by an excellent prawn gateau and a very tender steak with home made chips all for a reasonable price perfectly corresponds to expectations.

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1 Thank Jonathan F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$29
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
19:00 - 23:00
Monday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Place D Armes, 59300, Valenciennes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Valenciennes
  • Phone Number: +33 3 27 46 29 61

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?