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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, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 99
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  • 48
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  • 28
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely dinner on New Years day

The food was good. Starters were really good. Lovely presentation and really nice room Service was good, we expected it to be a bit snooty, but it wasnt. Pretty good value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
David A
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Silves, Portugal
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In winter the city is very quiet and few tourists but this restaurant is well visited for dinner, also by locals. We especially loved the desserts,

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Thank LudwigPortugal
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good. Starters were really good. Lovely presentation and really nice room Service was good, we expected it to be a bit snooty, but it wasnt. Pretty good value.

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Thank David A
Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Oysters,usually eaten alive. Sadly ours were not. They had been opened some hours or more before and put in fridge and congealed and had stuck to the shells.Safe to eat but not the standard one would expect.. Main course very good a was service

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Thank marest1
Berkshire, England
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Everything looked good and seemed promising from the menu. We ordered the most expensive menu which looked really good on paper and we are happy to pay for good food. Unfortunately the food was extremely disappointing and very overpriced for what was delivered.

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Thank BerkshireLady34
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

The food itself was lovely but we were palmed off with a wine of an inferior year which we did not order and, when the bill came, we found we were overcharged by €30. The waitress was pretty huffy puffy throughout, which spoiled what would otherwise have been a nice evening.

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Thank Ashley S
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137 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely location in a gorgeous square of Honfleur under the welcome shade of trees and with birds tweeting in the evening air. We only had apéritifs here, choosing to eat elsewhere, and we were surprised (when sat opposite an hour later) to see this bar/restaurant close so early compared to others. A pleasant drink in lovely surroundings.

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Thank MOseyMOseyMO
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Let's face it...the French mostly have disdain for tourists, especially in peak season. But this place was both lovely on service and food. We ordered Dover sole which was cooked to perfection. The bouillabaise was excellent. The Normandy cheeses were lovely. My only issue is that they served it with nothing but bread, no dried fruits, no nuts...it seemed very... More 

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Thank hwicky
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Our first night in the area as a party of four we decided on a minor celebration and after looking at the restaurants' offerings decided on this establishment. We all chose from the most expensive set menu, 90 Euros per person if my memory serves me correctly. An absolute disappointment, promised much and delivered little.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

When you have tried all the trendy eateries around the picuresque harbout nip round the corner and have a meal to remember for many years. Superb seafood unsurprisingly and great classic French ambience and food. A wine list worth giving your credit card a pasting for.

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Thank Andrew N
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

At our first evening in the Normandy region, this restaurant was an excellent choice to taste the local cuisine. We preferred oysters, sole meunière, king prawns and all were delicious. The service & the decoration were very good. I highly recommend this 1* Michelin Restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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
  • Cuisine: French

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