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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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Today
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 237
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
We had better meals

It wasn't a fantastic experience and so wasn't the food. The staff is very attentive and friendly, however the food is average. The restaurant itself is pretty and inviting. It's a pitty that the food isn't the same way.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
FernandaCS72
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Eijsden, The Netherlands
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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444 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Eijsden, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It wasn't a fantastic experience and so wasn't the food. The staff is very attentive and friendly, however the food is average. The restaurant itself is pretty and inviting. It's a pitty that the food isn't the same way.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The restaurant has a very noce atmosphere and the service is good. At first the menu looked bery interesting but, therefore, a bit disappointing in the end when the combinations were not that great. specially for the entrance and main courses. The desert was great.

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Los Gatos
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Delightful service with perfect timing. One of our favorites and is the restaurant in Honfleur we dine again, again & again. So looking forward when we return next March. Reservations for 5 nights yippee!

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Houston
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Food was outstanding. 4 courses. Oyster entre was sublime. Fish and duck main courses were fabulous. Waiter recommended RED Sancerre, which was good for everything. Dinner for 5 was finished in 2 hrs, a fast pace that we appreciated. Had some challenge paying - AMEX and any card with debit feature didn't work. Need cash or straight visa or MC.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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117 reviews 117 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Second time I have visited this restaurant each time have had an outstanding meal. The menu only has a small range, on this occasion I had Hake the rest of my party had Pork, both meals excellent, service good.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Another enjoyable visit to this excellent restaurant not to be missed for you foodies excellent local wine selection good food excellent service

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Tokyo, Japan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was our first lunch as we arrived Honfleur that morning. Walking along the backstreet of traditional houses, we chanced upon this cozy French restaurant. We picked the 41 euro set menu which turned out lovely. The pate was one of the smoothest I ever had ('washed with white wine'). Friendly and personal service, too.

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Brilliant food, well presented. Off the main drag. Intimate. Good service. Everything that is desirable about a restaurant.

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Amsterdam
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was the slowest service I've ever experienced. We waited two hours for the main course. The food was mediocre at best. Avoid if at all possible.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Returning to La Tortue just over 2.5 years later and the food and service is still as good as it was on our last visit when we rated it as 5 stars. The menu is excellent with a selection of interesting choices that are very different from the usual restaurant food being served in the town. All 4 of us... 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 - 41
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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?