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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 226
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
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Tokyo, Japan
Contributor
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
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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
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Chester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

Yet another fabulous meal here. They have changed my favourite dish slightly but just as tasty as ever They now do a cheaper 2 course menu as do most other restaurants in Honfleur

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We came here because of the Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. There was a choice of 3 set menus, all reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Incredibly fresh ingredients cooked to perfection by a passionate chef. The waitress was very personable and explained each dish, really excellent service. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, great... More 

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Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Superb, exquisite menu and excellent service, very efficient and polite, even with a full restaurant. Relatively expensive (about €50 per person) but in line with the others.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We had a great supper in this restaurant. The waitress took her time to chat with us. There isn't very much on the menu, but what's there is amazing. The menu's can best be described as updated tourist-menu's. Perhaps not the best place to bring your children (and thats a plus to me).

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Orlando, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went here based on Tripadvisor reviews regarding the blend of price and quality. The small restaurant was very cosy and the staff friendly. As soon as we said "Bon soir," the server answered in English. The fixed price menu, although limited, offered us choices we liked. My husband had the fish soup and I had a pate appetizer. We... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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209 reviews 209 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Very limited selections in both menu offerings and wines. An expensive beef emince was tough to the point of inedible but a fish soup enjoyed by my wife quite pleasant. A 2012 Cotes de Blaye was a stunning euro 33. Two tables had small children at 9 pm. This rendered the ambience insufferable. Service was pleasant if slow... An Hors... 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: Romance, 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?