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La Tortue

36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
+33 (0)2 31 81 24 60
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Ranked #6 of 130 restaurants in Honfleur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $26 - $52
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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82% Recommend
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English first
Nazeing, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Lunch for Four - Excellent Value and fabulous wine list. Nothing at all we could fault with our meals and dining experience. The food was exquisite and the flavours so well balanced The ingredients were so fresh and the meats tender. Relaxed dining showing the produce and culinary skills of Normandy at its best. Will look forward to a return... More

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The food here was so incredible, that I feel awful for leaving it so long to review... We visited in July 2013 - it was the last night of our holiday in France and we'd stopped in Honfleur for 2 nights. We came across several places that looked nice while wandering around town during the day - however the wonderful... More

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We found this restaurant by accident as we were walking into town and we are very glad we did! The food was delicious and the service was very friendly. They even put an electric fire on behind us as it was a cold sunday evening!

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Despite good reviews on TA I felt this restaurant had room for improvement. The place was nice and we received a kind welcome. Food was good quality but I felt a bit disappointed as the food was lukewarm and the restaurant was cold. Perhaps on a cold November day we were seeking something more warming and filling. The ingredients were... More

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broxbourne
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We are just back to the hotel after yet another excellent meal. If you havnt tried a meal at la Tortue yet get along there and experience some fine dining aling with some excellent wine but you will need to book.

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Austin, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We (two couples) found this restaurant by accident and were pleasantly surprised by the wonderful food. We did not have a reservation but were very early (opening) and were able to get a table. Between the four of us we had foie gras, a fish casserole, beef and the apple pie. All the food was excellent but the service was... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Great restaurant central to Honfleur. We knocked on the door before they were opened and were invited in to have a drink while they finished setting up. Food and service were terrific and good value.

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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

For the one and only time in my life I was longing to find a hair in my food at this restaurant. What better excuse to be able to make some cheap pun about ‘more haste less speed’. Denied. A fine shell of a building (sorry I will behave myself now) decorated in contemporary rustic style a theme that spread... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This restaurant absolutely lived up to its top billing. The food was presented beautifully and tasted great, particularly the duck. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner, with no sense of being rushed, just time to enjoy our meal and the welcoming ambience. Great value and a wonderful memory of the close of day on beautiful Honfleur!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Trying to find a table at 9pm without a prior reservation in a good Honfleur restaurant on a Saturday night is not easy, so we were very relieved eventually to find that La Tortue could accommodate the two of us. The ambiance was comfortable, the other diners were nicely dressed, the music was subdued, the waitress could cope with our... More

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