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L'Absinthe

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1, rue de la ville, 14600 Honfleur, France
231893900
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely light and relaxing meal

Fine dining , had the 33 euro menu excellent. Delicious scallop carpaccio. Lovely suckling pig. Superb soufflé and Normandy trilogy. Did n't feel bloated or over full. Waiting staff had senses of humour, all in all a lovely experience and not overpriced for what we had. Recommended!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

In a town of many restaurants, this is one of the best. The service is excellent and the food very good. There is a nice ambiance in the restaurant. Some may say it is expensive, but like for like in the UK would be far more expensive.

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Sonoma, California
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This is a very friendly and accommodating restaurant right on the harbor. The menu is creative and well executed. It has a fine wine list the fits the cuisine. The staff is attentive without hovering. Good cheese selection. Some of the dishes overreached, but the overall impact was superb. We would certainly go again.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Great French food and wine served by knowledgeable waiters. It's not cheap, but it is high quality and most enjoyable.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My wife and are foodies. There it is, I have said it and that means that one of our great pleasures in life when travelling is navigating ourselves from restaurant to restaurant. We even met in a restaurant and I used to run a Michelin rated establishment, enough said. We selected L'Absinthe as it looked beautiful, was in a fabulous... More 

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Stourbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Fine dining , had the 33 euro menu excellent. Delicious scallop carpaccio. Lovely suckling pig. Superb soufflé and Normandy trilogy. Did n't feel bloated or over full. Waiting staff had senses of humour, all in all a lovely experience and not overpriced for what we had. Recommended!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This is an excellent restaurant to visit if you want a nice quiet dinner out. The service was efficient and friendly. The attentive waiting staff were able to manage our lack of French language courteously. We had the Eric Satie 3 course meal which was enhanced by a number of extras such as the appetiser, petit fours and hot crusty... More 

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amsterdam
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Normally when one sits down for a french dinner, one has trouble getting up from the seat in the end...I was more than pleasantly suprised by this restaurant in Honfleur, apart from the ambiance which is lovely, the service was top notch and even though the waiters were very busy - they did not look like chickens running around with... More 

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Essex
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Had to visit after a friend recommended it. Glad we did too, maybe a little pretentious but the atmosphere was good, staff friendly and attentive. Food was delicious, typically French with little vegetables. Wine selection was huge, will never understand why the french charge so much so wine but there was anything from €25 - €380! All in all a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place was recommended by our concierge and having eaten at fine restaurants across France and the world the food is borderline terrible with high prices. All the fish dishes we tried we presented and tasted the same and the venison was over cooked. The staff are attentive but continued to charge us for dishes that were so bad we... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Really enjoyed this restaurant. Taken there by friends and it was very good. Can recommend the degastation menu with matched wines. Unsurprisingly it has a strong seafood bent to it which is very nice.

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Address: 1, rue de la ville, 14600 Honfleur, France
Phone Number: 231893900
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
Average Prices: USD 36 - 146

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  • Address: 1, rue de la ville, 14600 Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: 231893900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 146

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