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All 322 Caen Restaurants

Restaurant L'insolite

16 du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
02 31 43 83 87
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Ranked #242 of 322 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Reference dans plusieurs guides : Guide du Routard, Lonely Planet, Geo Vert
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English first
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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241 reviews 241 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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walnut creek, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Normally I try to check out a new restaurant on Trip Advisor before going there but I didn't this time and I'm glad. After checking the many restaurants near the Chateau in Caen I decided on L'insolite because the host greeting prospective diners was friendly. The service was prompt and the dinner was perfect in preparation and presentation. I had... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Being tempted by the vegetarian menu I spent €20 euros for burnt cheese on toast and a bag of steamed vegetables. Husbands food wasnt much better but the excellent wine made up for it! Service was very slow and whilst there we did see a part of four leave because their order hadnt been taken. The patron was a pleasant... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We chose to eat here because it looked cosy and inviting, the menu was interesting and good value. The service was very slow, with several customers, including ourselves, having to chase after the waiter to ask if we had been forgotten. It is a shame, because it spoilt what would have been a pleasant evening.

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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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