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16 Rue des Bondes, 80000 Amiens, France
03.22.91.92.708
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top quality food, wonderful location

A good choice of classic French meals. The quality is excellent and reasonable cost. I had the slow cooked (7 hours) lamb and it was fantastic. Located in the lively riverside area of Amiens close to the cathedral.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
SimonFrancis_777
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A good choice of classic French meals. The quality is excellent and reasonable cost. I had the slow cooked (7 hours) lamb and it was fantastic. Located in the lively riverside area of Amiens close to the cathedral.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We stopped in here for a quick beer, before deciding where to eat. The waitress happily explained the differences between the choice of draught beers they had available. We sat outside by the door, and her and the waiter happily chatted away to us in between serving other customers. It felt like we had been coming here for years. We... More 

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Lincolnshire, UK
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This restaurant is close to the river in St Lieu area. There is an outside eating/drinking area which is extremely popular for both lunch and dinner. The latter is available at 7pm. I have visited several times, the waiters/waitresses are so friendly and helpful, in particular Celine who went to great lengths to explain the menu. There is a good... More 

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England
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We spotted almost by chance that the Retroviseur had several vegetarian options on the menu, rare indeed for a restaurant offering French cuisine - we like to encourage this so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed in the assiette végétarienne (a mixture of deliciously cooked vegetable and salad leaves with a potato gratin) and the célèbre fermier... More 

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

We spent quite some time wandering around the sights of Amiens looking for a reasonably priced evening meal before settling on Le Retrovisieur. Usefully the venue offered a menu in English although we weren't aware of this until we sat down. It took a while to be served initially but once we were welcomed the service was good from then... More 

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Australia
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

After being rudely turned away by an empty restaurant on the other wide of the river we stopped for a drink here, and were pleasantly surprised so moved inside for our meal. The outside seating was full of young people smoking so inside was a nice quieter space. The waitress was friendly and chatted to us about the Australian war... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Good genuine French bistro cuisine. Service slow. Busy in good location though. Wine was brought already opened.

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Aquitaine, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Busy busy so service not speedy but Food ok for the money Stuck to beer rather than overpriced wine Frogs legs good Large prawns excellent Apple + rhubarb crumble with cornflakes! Please Overall OK

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We found le Retroviseur on our second night. An authentic (or carefully crafted?) French bistrot/restaurant - if you're British think Café Rouge, but authentic. However range and quality of food far better and lots of local people eating in it. Service a little slow, but not catatonically so. Four of us tried a variety of starters, mains and deserts and... More 

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The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Very popular by students, Bar type restaurant with nice French atmosphere and typical French cuisine. On thursdays they have usualy live music (Jazz style) and it gets croweded. The issue with this restaurant is that the quality of the food drops when the restaurant is crowded. So , just go there when you easily can get a table, when crowed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Rue des Bondes, 80000 Amiens, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Picardy  >  Somme  >  Amiens
  • Phone Number: 03.22.91.92.708

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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