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Ivan Vautier Restaurant

3 Avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
+33 (0)231733271
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Ranked #17 of 290 restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations
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83% Recommend
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We went for the Tasting Menu at 93€, with accompanying wines at 42€. The meal was outstanding and it ranked with the best of New York. This restaurant deserves at least a second Michelin Star. I urge you to go and have the meal of a lifetime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food, a serious contender for a second michelin star. The menus are fairly priced, I had the grand tasting menu at 93€, which is a lot less than you pay at similar restaurants.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Clearly a chef trying to go places, interesting menu, great plates and knives and forks in the busy restaurant and the IV motif everywhere. Food very good but a bit 'nouvelly'. Not quite my size of portion. Some good wines on the list and some good local affordable ones. Enjoyable meal.

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Wanted to go to Normandy for the day. Found Ivan Vautier's Hotel on line through Trip Advisor. We arrived around 7PM. The staff was was very lovely and took us to our room which was extremely well appointed. Comfortable bed, great shower, no details overlooked. Lovely grounds. Parking. Mellow Le Chat. The Lobby was also lovely. We were able to... More

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Stratford upon Avon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I loved the food. I've eaten at a few Michelin star places and this is certainly worth its'. It challenges just enough. I have read some people dislike Ivan Vautier's "ego" but personally if someone can cook that well I don't care about their ego unless it's on my plate! I agree things went very slowly indeed. Actually I think... More

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Athens, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Our meal there was fabulous and piqued the curiosity as it was not predictable. The service was also excellent and it was a great all round experience.

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Burlington, Vermont
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

A wonderful choice for haute cuisine. Food was good, staff was accommodating. This has earned one Michelin star. A little ways outside of Caen but easily reached by car. Definitely would reconmmend.

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Clonmel, Ireland
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Had booked our table for 8 pm. That was fine and with only 6 other customers and 2/3 waiters we thought there would be no problem at all. Not so. Waited 40 mins for water and our wine order (which wasnt raken for more than 39 mins and we had to ask for the water twice) We were not offered... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We booked a table well in advance,but we were not told about a coach party of loud, and eventually drunk,Americans. One waiter tried hard to service the other tables, but the Americans were the only clients to get real service. I eventually got up and walked to the serving station to get butter for the bread, which was neither warm... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Table booked for 20.00 first course served at 21.20. Bread rolls were not fresh. Slow service continued - final course served at 22.45. Food average, never inspirational - not worth a Michelin star. A big disappointment.

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