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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 41
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly, helpful waitress and 'different' but very good meal

We stayed at Studio 29, just across the pavement, and this restaurant was on a list of the owner's recommendations. We called in to book a few hours before eating on Saturday evening, although there were a few 'walk-ins' of couples later in the evening. The interior has a lovely, rustic feel, which... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
BuzzardFlight
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North Warwickshire, England
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Whenever we are in Normandy and Honfleur we try and make it to La Tortue for lunch or dinner. It is an unpretentious restaurant up a relatively quiet side street with loads of charm. You are immediately made to feel welcome, in English too if necessary. The menu is in French and English and may account for quite a few... More 

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dorset
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent value, delicious and beautifully presented French cuisine. With a good choice of foods. Set over 2 floors, on both occasions during our stay we ate downstairs. The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. Would definitely recommend a visit.

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North Warwickshire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We stayed at Studio 29, just across the pavement, and this restaurant was on a list of the owner's recommendations. We called in to book a few hours before eating on Saturday evening, although there were a few 'walk-ins' of couples later in the evening. The interior has a lovely, rustic feel, which was very relaxing. As explained in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We were looking for a nice place to eat for my husbands birthday, in Honfleur, at La Tortue we found it. Wonderful menu, with accompanying wine, the ambiance was lovely, it's a small lace although room for more upstairs. The food is served at a good pace allowing for digestion. We really enjoyed the fine fish ramekin and duck main... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My wife and myself visited La Tortue on Friday Evening. This was our 4th visit to this restaurant over a period of five years. The previous three occasions were excellent, we even took some good friends with us on the third occasion. Unfortunately our visit last Friday was very disappointing. The food, as usual, was excellent however the staff were... More 

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Honfleur, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went to La Tortue in June 2014 and again last night 1st July 2015). The food this time was excellent far batter than I remembered from last year. My duck main course was superb. My wife is vegetarian and La Tortue is the only restaurant in Honfleur offering a vegetarian set menu which she thoroughly enjoyed. The staff are... More 

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USA, Memphis, TN
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Service was impeccable, food was perfectly prepared and the pacing of the meal was spot on. Had vegetarian prix fix menu that was seasonal and imaginative. We were checking out the menu outside and a local gave us the thumbs up and said it was great. He was right!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

On the Plus side: All our dishes came to perfection - I mean given the expectation and price (this is not a Michelin 3 stars restaurant) On the Minus side: host took a while to warm up. There only had 3 meat main courses on the menu and 2 were "sold out". After some negotiation in the kitchen, she should... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It was a great dinner. Great quality and service.. A cosy restaurant in the middle of the old city with no sense of touristic atmosphere! Highly recommended (approx. 50euros per person)

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

What a amazing little restaurant, excellent dining in very convivial surroundings. No crowding tables in here. we ate here twice in during out stay and both times ate amazing foods and excellent prices. The food is served by two of the most friendly people. Unrushed attention. Do make a booking though to ensure a table at the time you want... More 

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Additional Information about La Tortue

Address: 36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 31 81 24 60
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 42
Cuisine: French

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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 - 42
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?