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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 134
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 66
    Average
  • 43
    Poor
  • 16
    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
Good food served well

Not a cheap option but some very impressive cooking which comes at a price. Been many times and will come back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
mintytravel
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We saw mixed reviews for this restaurant, but we really enjoyed it : we had the 'degustation' menu which was a great choice - amuse bouches, foie gras which I would not usually enjoy (but interesting serving with curry spices), wonderful lobster / turbot bisque, simple but tasty bass with asparagus, really well cooked lamb, and quite a different apple... More 

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1 Thank Simon H
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

It's a favourite escape and the perfect opposite of plus ca change. The gourmet food aside, this restaurant in a pretty unbeautiful part of Bolougne, has not changed its decor in the decade we've been visiting. I'm sure its regularly repainted but the colours, the dangly lampsahdes and the painting, including the bearded lady, after whom its named, all stay... More 

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1 Thank Prue L
Watford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The menu looked great, and despite the really odd, slightly creepy decor, appearances were good. We ordered the fish menu, and the amuses bouches were fantastic. Full of flavour, light, beautiful. So we were looking forward to the rest of the meal. But it went downhill from there. By the time we reached dessert, we felt so full, no dishes... More 

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1 Thank BellaJ0j0
Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We were very disappointed by our meal and the service at La Matelote. the owner was condescending and almost laughed when asked what something on the menu was, asking if it was a serious question. we almost walked out then and I think we should have. The Crab bisque was a few days old and had turned sour, the rest... More 

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Thank Melania2000
Somerset West
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

On many occassions, I follow the lead of Tripadvisor, to which I consider myself an active contributor. However, the ranking of this fantastic restaurant is so ridiculously low, that Tripadvisor isn't always right as a guideline. We received a pleasant welcome and were escorted to the table. After a look at the menu we decided to go for the Saveurs... More 

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Thank LaurentPerrier
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The food was ok, but not more than that. It looked posh, but the choice of food was very traditionnal. The wine choice was excellent though.

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Thank Anne V
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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113 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Although I have eatened in quality restaurants all over the world, I paid a premium price for a price-fixed meal. I was sadly disappointed. The shrimp soup had an overly strong flavor;the sole was not special; and the desserts were pedestrian. However, the waiter was excellent. Overall, the meal was over priced for the food, albeit my tastes may be... More 

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1 Thank mramos8556
Camberley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had a fabulous meal here on a recent Saturday evening. At La matelotte dinner is not only what is served, in our visit Lobster and filet de boeuf, but also the mise en Boucher and petit four. Open your mind and pay a visit

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Thank paulnpauline
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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Not a cheap option but some very impressive cooking which comes at a price. Been many times and will come back.

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Thank mintytravel
Atlanta, GA
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had a very un-inspiring lunch here. Indifferent service and overpriced meal. Vegetarian option was an omelette. Only highlight was the desert.

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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: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?