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Escargot Dore

avenue du general Leclerc 183, 61000 Alencon, France
0233286767
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Ranked #18 of 54 restaurants in Alencon
Price range: $20 - $80
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

Service, food was good, but lacked atmosphere due to shortage of customers but it was Thursday before All Souls' Day and at the end of October.

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Braughing, Ware United Kingdom
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226 reviews 226 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Staying in the Mercure on our way back from the Loire, Alençon is a favourite stopping off point. Le Hotel De Paris, by the station was closed for annual holiday, so we stayed here and next d'or, sorry for the pun, is this lovely little restaurant. Unpretentious, with friendly and knowledgable staff, it certainly delivers on all fronts. Excellent food,... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

Dined tonight at this restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the delicious food and superb service. We chose from the €33 menu and had a crab and grapefruit starter, fish and a lemon tart. The flavours and presentation were superb. Would highly recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The restaurant has had a complete "make-over" - gone is the olde French family room atmosphere and in comes the trendier styling. The quality of the refurb is very high - and if you are a first-timer it does not matter. I liked the old style as it created a rare atmosphere. However, time moves on and so do we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

we were on our way to Bordeaux in 2011 and the only hotel we could get was the Mercule as Le Mans was on and they did not food but recommended this restaurant next door. We loved it so much we ate there on the way back. Very traditional olde french, very flavoursome indeed and very friendly staff. We are... More

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London, United Kingdom
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245 reviews 245 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We came here as it was recommended by our b&b hostess as being inexpensive but serving good french fare. She was right. we liked dinner here.

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We were late booking into Mercure in Alencon on our way home and asked them to recommend a restaurant which happened to be the one next door. We arrived just before last orders and were treated regally with no sense of urgency. Complimentary starters came before the main course which was a superb steak beautifully cooked. Coffee was served with... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We recently paid our third visit to this restaurant while staying next door at the Mercure Hotel on Saturday 23rd June. We were looking forward to a really good evening there to finish our holiday and had booked a table three weeks before. Very disappointing - standards have certainly slipped, merely waved to any table, not given a menu for... More

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Le Mans, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2010

This restaurant built a big reputation in years past, but nowadays the food is only slightly above average, service is cold and impersonal and menus overpriced.

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Hampshire, UK
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2008

This is just out of the main town but next to the Hotel Mercure; it is mentioned in many reviews of that hotel on this site (but strangely not reviewed in its own right). The food and service are of an exceptionally high standard. There are a number of set-price menus, which offer good value; although not “cheap”, but good... More

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