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5 Rue Lille, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
0321318529
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    Very good
  • 10
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  • 9
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  • 36
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Pleasant Surprise

We were recently in Boulogne an the restaurant we usually eat in, the Swan, was full. We had previously eaten in Le Parisien and were very disappointed. however, we decided to give it another chance and were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant has been redecorated, the owner and waitress... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2014
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  • Reservations
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70 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Not convinced that we had a bowl full of fresh mussels. Many of the shells were empty, which happens, but I'd expect to find them all in the juice at the bottom of the pan. Unfortunately, they were elusive. Service was okay, but there are plenty of other places to spend your money in. Would not recommend or return.

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Kingslynn
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We were recently in Boulogne an the restaurant we usually eat in, the Swan, was full. We had previously eaten in Le Parisien and were very disappointed. however, we decided to give it another chance and were very pleasantly surprised. The restaurant has been redecorated, the owner and waitress were both friendly and helpful, the food was excellent, the wine... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

There are many restaurants along this street offering moules, couldn't try them all but this one was well patronised by French people so thought we'd give it a go. Couldn't fault them. Perfectly cooked, sweet and succulent. Not a bad one to be seen and a very plentiful pot of them. Really enjoyable.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Having been to Boulogne-sur-Mer a few times and always eaten in The Swan we decided to change and we're not disappointed, we had champagne to start with and 2 of the 3 course set meals which were great value, my streak with Roquefort sauce was really good and the house wine was very pleasant and including coffees and a tip... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Complete tourist trap. Avoid at all costs. I could write a huge review on this place and why it's so bad....but it would just make me mad!!! But il simply say PLEASE AVOID.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

went to France for the day, we liked the look of the restaurant but once the food was served we realised we had made a bad mistake. I ordered monkfish, when it arrived it was dry and inedible.my husband ordered skate wing, it arrived and must have been cooking for hours. The sauce that both dishes were served with was... More 

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Yateley
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

For the last few years had an away day with friends to France our lunch had always been a good experience. On this occasion we made a big mistake choosing this one , would strongly recommend not to use it. Most of our meals were clearly reheated - the bread was damp and cold - obviously straight out of the... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not a lot can be said the service was ok - most of our meals were clearly reheated - the bread was damp and cold - obviously straight out of the freezer - two of us had mussels - these were inedible - dry, shrivelled and cold - we tried to complain but the manager "had gone" - strongly recommend... More 

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Sevenoaks
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Made the mistake of going to this restaurant for lunch on Saturday. Restaurant was busy with tourist crowd, yet only owner/manger and one waitress were there to serve 30 or so customers. Utter chaos with service. Half an hour before we can get a drink, an hour before our starters and almost two hours before our mains.... Starter of French... More 

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had the usual wander along this road in Boulogne wondering which restaurant to try and the menu here caught our eye. A relatively new restaurant, nicely set up and fairly freshly decorated with an Audrey hepbourn flavour! Good range of set menus. We both thoroughly enjoyed our starters ( a scallop and fish casserole for me) and the mains... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Rue Lille, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: 0321318529

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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