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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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 33
    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
Most recent review
Great Sunday Lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
pangalactic_1
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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265 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?