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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: Lunch, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Expensive for what you get.

We visited on Saturday in July,the service we faultless the in between courses were amazing,mains not so.I ordered faux fillet steak thinking it would be sirloin but I would really like to know what cut it was,it was very dry and looked like it was machine cut and out of a freezer expensive for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
evelyn a
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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We visited on Saturday in July,the service we faultless the in between courses were amazing,mains not so.I ordered faux fillet steak thinking it would be sirloin but I would really like to know what cut it was,it was very dry and looked like it was machine cut and out of a freezer expensive for 36-38 euros,although I must say the... More 

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Near Windsor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I had forgotten some of the quirks of this restaurant; the inter-courses bits and pieces being the main one! I did remember that you have to order your dessert at the start however. So a E35 3 course meal became a 6 or 7 course with the little extras. And I was absolutely full - had to take a promenade!

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Pudsey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We visited here on a Friday lunchtime, before embarking on the ferry home. The food was excellent, the service also, and we got a number of additional amuse bouche and petite fours as part of our meal. We ordered off the lunchtime €35 menu, and the dishes were all great. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The restaurant was fairly full, but we managed to get a table for Sunday lunch without pre-booking, and with a window view. The menu looked interesting, although my french was not good enough to decipher some of it. All the courses were imaginatively presented and tasted delicious. There were extra tasting dishes between courses, and as they were served we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Just returned from a short break to France and we thought we would save the best meal to last. There were insufficient staff who seemed not to know which food should be served at the right table. Service was very slow and most of the time we had to pour our own wine (pedantic I know, but you expect this... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We Stayed for three nights at La Matelote, in a lovely suite overlooking the sea front. We ate every evening at their restaurant. What was so superb, exceptional, was the consistent standard of every plate that was presented to us. Moreover, the timing between the very many course was just right. We ate the degustation menu one night, and the... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We had an excellent experience at this restaurant yesterday. We often travel to France just for lunch as we live very near the ferry and it's cheaper and easier for us to get to France than London. So the restaurant was important as it was the focus of the day. I am vegetarian and my fussy mother didn't fancy anything... More 

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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Restaurant La Matelote

Address: 80 bd Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)3 21 30 17 97
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Boulogne-sur-Mer
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
Average Prices: USD 43 - 101
Cuisine: French

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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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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