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Restaurant La Matelote

80 bd Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 (0)3 21 30 17 97
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Price range: $43 - $101
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Aberdeen
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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3 helpful votes 3 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

France-med based cuisine. Very fresh top ingredients. Everything cooked to perfection. Fantastic bar.

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Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

A very nice restaurant not far from Nausicaa which is worth a visit . perfect day may be visit to Nausicaa center and finish by the restaurant . If available you should try the homard menu which is perfect ...cosy ambiance and very good service . You can even buy the Champagne served which is good for a nice price... More

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Eastbourne
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199 reviews 199 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Food very good but I thought the wine list somewhat overpriced and too much emphasis on Northern wines. I actually enjoyed the fish soup and agree that it did not look at all as I usually expect but the taste was really nice. Go for the set menu unless you have deep pockets but expect just 3 choices per course.... More

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Manille
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The restaurant is facing the Nausicaa. The cuisine is top quality and good price. No process food, all made from scratch, excellent taste and variety. If you stay overnight in the hotel, you will see the breakfast is also outstanding. I highly recommend.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Over from the UK with friends for lunch, we discovered this restaurant near the Nausicaa aquarium. And what a discovery! We had the 35 Euro set menu and it didn't disappoint. From the delightful amuse-bouches to dessert, everything was beautifully cooked and presented imaginatively. Service was attentive and friendly and there was a great atmosphere in the busy room. Two... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

It takes something to ruin fresh fish but la Matelote managed it with clumsy, uncaring execution. I had two courses where the ingredients were thrown together on the plate and drowned in very ordinary sauces. Not special and very expensive.

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