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La Tortue

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36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
+33 (0)2 31 81 24 60
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 299
    Excellent
  • 160
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 28
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Its called "The Tortoise" for a reason!

The reason being 'Its not to be rushed" Its to be savoured and enjoyed. We revisited La Tortue last week as our last day in Honfleur before setting off the following day. it is always a treat the food is exceptional, I have spoken with our friends who live locally in Honfleur and they have the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
andrew R
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The reason being 'Its not to be rushed" Its to be savoured and enjoyed. We revisited La Tortue last week as our last day in Honfleur before setting off the following day. it is always a treat the food is exceptional, I have spoken with our friends who live locally in Honfleur and they have the same opinion as us,... More 

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Thank andrew R
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You know those life experiences that stay with you and get talked about for years to come, well the meal my partner & I had at La Tortue will become one of those! The food was amazing! I'm not even that fond of duck pâté or pork both "Mousse de canard toast grillés" & " Médaillon de filet de porc,... More 

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Thank Fi M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Great food and service, 5 course taster menu, very flavoursome, great wine recommendation, strong recommendation.

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Thank Gerard B
Norwich, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

La Tortue is a smallish restaurant run by a husband (Chef) and wife (Front of house). I cannot big this place up to much, people can expect to much and I would hate for any one to be disappointed !!! BUT!!! the food is exquisite, so full of flavour, just beautiful I highly recommend it, pleasant surroundings, but the food... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has a vegetarian menu that looks wonderful, I as a vegan did not get to try the deserts but my partner loved his. They were very nice and did their best, but they really don't have a vegan menu, I sort of got the side dishes nicely presented, and a lovely plum sorbet in the end. The service... More 

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Thank Ella D
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Excellent meal with friendly, considerate, staff! Recommended without hesitation! Great cheeses and between course nibbles

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Thank ianfairbairn
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

With so many restaurants in Honfleur serving food that didn't live up to the price it was a great pleasure to come upon La Tortue. We had an excellent meal in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. It felt like the restaurant was a personal venture and the service reflected that. Food was delicious too. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank walkingboots05
Paris, France
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

The chef/owner of this lovely place on a narrow side street in Honfleur has travelled the world, and he has brought home many of the flavors of the places he has spent time. He has worked hard to incorporate them in his menu. I enjoyed first rate hot oysters in a creamy sauce that was richly spiced. Then, I had... More 

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Thank foodie78247
Brussels, Belgium
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

I am not a dessert person but the menu options are usually good value. Here you can choose the menu but you can choose 2 out of 3 courses at a reduced price. So a starter and main course, or main course and dessert. They also had a vegetarian menu option. I had the poached salmon for the main course... More 

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Thank SRG1560
Los Angeles
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259 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Honfleur can be very crowded, but if you wait, the town begins to empty somewhat in the late afternoon. By 7:00, if you wander away from the busy harbor side restaurants, you can be treated to some very fine dining. We were there a few nights ago and it remains our favorite dinner so far...even considering those we had in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)2 31 81 24 60

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 43
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?