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Restaurant L'insolite

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16 du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 43 83 87
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Reference dans plusieurs guides : Guide du Routard, Lonely Planet, Geo Vert

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 69
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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The Bouchon was closed and the one that had been recommended to us for today was fully booked. Chosed randomly and made a mistake. The service was not unfriendly but was not very efficient, the food not good. Expensive for what we ate. End of story.

2 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2014
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Algarve, Portugal
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

At my age I should know better, typical French restaurant, lovely little street, it was all perfect......and I fell for it!............poor wine, food overcooked, terribly slow service from two youngsters working far too many tables between them....expensive. AVOID AT ALL COSTS

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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is amongst the others in Caen opposite the castle, all of which offer similar menu's so it is difficult to choose based on quality without recommendation. The service was slow and poor, the food was awful and we were overcharged for drinks. The whole experience was so disappointing that we left without pointing this out as we just... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Just had a meal with friends and caught the reviews post meal, I have to say they don't reflect our experience. The service and food was excellent, thank you.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visited with a group, and all of us were disgusted with the experience. All the tricks are there - the one cheap wine on the menu is 'surprisingly' out of stock. The grumpy and unpleasant patron 'invites' you to have a calvados afterwards, which subsequently appears on the bill at €12 a shot. The supposedly freshly made tarte au pommes... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not being able to eat at a restaurant which I thought I had made a telephone reservation a hasty decision had to be made regarding an alternative venue. It was getting late and were very hungry and so we selected this restaurant much to our regret later. There was a group French people eating lobsters outside the front of the... More 

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Dibden Purlieu, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have to say that just having read the recent reviews, I had to check that I was reviewing the right restaurant! In our case, the staff were very friendly, even after we asked for the english version of the menu! They continued to make an effort throughout the evening.The restaurant is very pleasantly decorated with a nice, relaxed atmosphere... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a disastrous meal last week at L'Insolite and would advise avoiding unless you don't mind waiting hours for your food and accepting very average food at a high price. We had the set menu which was advertised as starting with amuse bouche: they never arrived and when we complained at the end we were offers calvados instead or the... More 

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Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The restaurants we wanted to try were full so we took the last table available at l'Insolite. If only we hadn't. The pompous owner was incredibly rude from the off. Not long after arriving he shouted "just leave!" at some English-speaking tourists who hadn't understood that the restaurant was full. We had to ask 3 different waiters to order some... More 

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Algarve, Portugal
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272 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Bouchon was closed and the one that had been recommended to us for today was fully booked. Chosed randomly and made a mistake. The service was not unfriendly but was not very efficient, the food not good. Expensive for what we ate. End of story.

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Paris, France
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Everything is said : bad sevice, horrible staff very disappointed. The neighbors are waaaaaay nicer !

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Additional Information about Restaurant L'insolite

Address: 16 du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
Phone Number: 02 31 43 83 87
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
Cuisine: French

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  • Address: 16 du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: 02 31 43 83 87

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Description

Reference dans plusieurs guides : Guide du Routard, Lonely Planet, Geo Vert

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