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Ivan Vautier Restaurant

3 Avenue Henry Cheron, 14000 Caen, France
+33 (0)231733271
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Ranked #22 of 315 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Brilliant, brilliant food! My wife and I went for the 93€ Ivan menu and it was delightful. All in all 8 courses and each one was brilliantly done. The restaurant itself is not over the top silver service. It's a great balance of formal/informal. By the end of the evening we were learning French for culinary terms and helping our... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My wife and I were there for dinner. We've got a perfect experience, both the food and the service were impeccable. We had the Menu Confiance, which the chef surprises you. And what a surprise! Amuse bouche, appetizer, fish. meat and dessert. For mere 52 euros, plus 30 euros for the wine pairing. The food was light, smooth, delicious. Presentation,... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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