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L'Arbre a Pin

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$$ - $$$
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2 rue du Lieutenant Feral, 14510 Houlgate, France
+33 2 31 24 73 71
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VERNOUILLET
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

First time in Houlgate at the beginning of spring. One of the restaurants that stay open on Sunday evenings and Mondays. Its location was facing the beach with sea view (if you have a table on the covered terrace. The owner, a young lady with curly hair, was very friendly. The menu offered lots of choices. We had a croustillant... More 

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Each summer my children and I visit Houlgate with my in-laws. Everyday we have lunch at this fabulous and delicious restaurant. My 7 year old son LOVES the mussels (moule) and my 5 year old always orders the chicken pasta. The owners are fabulous and welcoming. A must visit for any traveler to the area!

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1 Thank Ann M
Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with my husband and 2 young children (who I must say are rather fussy). The team were very helpful, understood out awful mix of French and English and looked after the kids fussy choice of pizza. Food was tasty and served quickly. Would highly recommend

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1 Thank Pookie1982
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Pleasant, friendly staff. Great exterior location near the beach. Decent range of food - pizzas, galettes, seafood. Gets busy.

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Thank Bella B
Haifa, Israel
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106 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The restaurant was full and crowded. Food average. Rest room dirty. Nothing specially wrong, but also nothing specially good.

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Thank Vikistravels
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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245 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Went here on recommendation of fellow Tripadvisors and pleased we took notice. Had a delicious and not expensive late lunch/dinner eating as always local dishes. I particularly enjoyed the huge plate of whelks served simply with mayonnaise as a starter. We both really enjoyed the gallettes served with different fillings, delicious desserts. This place must be good as it was... More 

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Thank Stephen W
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

I had a lovely meal, the mussels were delicious and my dining companions enjoyed their pizzas. The lady who greeted us as we came in was very friendly and made us feel welcome, she was equally charming when we left. The restaurant is very comfortable. It could have been a fantastic experience had the waiting staff been more present and... More 

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Thank labelleisle
Holt, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

we had lunch here a couple of times, being celiac is sometimes difficult eating out especially abroad and they were extremely helpful. A wonderful view and atmosphere.

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Thank Ali A
Sussex, England
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253 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Despite walking in at about 9.45pm, the greeting was friendly and welcoming. The food great, the wine was good. The view of the setting sun over the sea was incredible. I had scallops and my daughter had mussels (16.90euro) both of which were excellent. The others had Pizza - which were clearly home but I could not help feeling they... More 

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Thank AndreaSussex_England
York, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We arrived early for a busy thursday lunch during the French School holidays in exceptionally warm weather. By 1pm the restaurant was full both inside and outside. Our food arrived promptly and was a high standard. Families, couples, older family groups and singles were all given the best service possible. We had a sea view and a sunny table outside.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 rue du Lieutenant Feral, 14510 Houlgate, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Houlgate
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 24 73 71

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