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Restaurant La Matelote

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80 bd Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 (0)3 21 30 17 97
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good food, be carful choosing wine!!

we stop at this restaurant/ hotel every time we travel to the uk, so over the years we have been many times. We usually have the degustation menu, and have always found the food very very good, and the price to be value for money, considering its league. On our last visit however we ate there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
chiccadaluz
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

we stop at this restaurant/ hotel every time we travel to the uk, so over the years we have been many times. We usually have the degustation menu, and have always found the food very very good, and the price to be value for money, considering its league. On our last visit however we ate there twice and made the... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Having been for lunch and run out of time returned on next time in boulogne for dinner. Food and service absolutely fabulous. Not cheap but worth every euro!

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My lady and I stayed at the hotel attached to the restaurant, the rooms were not bad,the staff very pleasant. The restaurant was very good, the food excellent service fair. I have read very mixed reviews about the Matelote, but in my experience there was nothing to complain about.

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London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A friend who is a real gourmet booked this restaurant for us, while a few of us were in France for the weekend.It was definitely an experience but the quality of the experience was mixed..The restaurant itself has a really eclectic 'design' approach. The windows are adorned with a heavy chintz pelmet, there are toy bears teetering over the edge... More 

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The Netherlands
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My wife and I ate here on August 26th last. We did so on the basis that Michelin has accorded it 1 star status. It was a terrible mistake. I have no idea why Michelin considers this to be worthy of a star rating. We had the 7 course menu. Only one of these was prepared to an acceptable level... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited the restaurant and was very disappointed with the food, vegetables overcooked and tepid.The menu was outdated and no vision, I would question its Michelin star rating. The service was good. I have visited here many times and hope the chef reads this blog and manages to change it. I had one dish which was fish in a sauce... More 

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Aberdeen
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a 1* Michelin Restaurant and the food was excellent however the service was not, perhaps because we do not speak good French but our food was placed before us without any explanation of what it was, this was not the situation for the French speaking guests, we waited over 1 hour for our dessert, while French speaking guests... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

According to Michelin it has a star and is decorated in hues of red and gold Louis XVI and 'nautical ornaments'. Not wrong there. There's plenty of red and gold. They modeled the rest of it on a pretty camp old ship; it's full of cherubs and glass cupboards crammed with dolls and teddy-bears. Big bright lamps upholstered in knicker... More 

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

If not that the food was so good, I would have dropped this to a 2. The food was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. But the service was sorely lacking. When we arrived they didn't have a record of our reservation, although we had email in hand conforming it. There were lots of free tables so we eventually were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The reason for our previous 3 or 4 visits to this hotel was to sample the excellent produce purveyed in its restaurant and it was always at least a 4 star experience. The experience was overall expensive and we were glad to pay the price. However, on our recent visit, the cuisine experience left an awful lot to be desired... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 bd Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)3 21 30 17 97

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 43 - 101
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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