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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Bedfordshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Good atmosphere,great service and fabulous food. We have visited this restaurant over the past few years and their food and service is consistently good. There is a large choice of restaurants in this area but this is the best of the bunch. Remember to book as this restaurant is always very busy. That said, you are never rushed and your... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Having eaten at this restaurant on many occasions over the years it has never been anything less than excellent. Honfleur is a stunning tourist rich attraction with nearly as many restaurants as art galleries. Although some of the restaurants are great, knowing that a lot of their visitors are 'one offs' most leave a lot to be desired! I have... More 

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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

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