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4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
+33 (0)231217297
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    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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We ended up unexpectedly eating lunch in port Bessin on a Sunday so didn't have much choice. The food was ok but the service was terrible. The waitress was awful to everyone and almost threw the plates at you. Only pay a visit if you have a strong sense of humour! There are much better places out... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Sandra R
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london
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London
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Do not go there! The waitress was downright rude.Her behaviour towards us was awful. At one point she clicked her fingers at my friend in order to try to get her to pass her the plate.At each course she 'dumped' the plates on the table. She was breathtakingly rude and offensive. If it wasnt for the fact that we were... More 

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Hedge End, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Food was barely average, nothing special. The service was atrocious, very rude, aggressive waitress...she was positively hostile. We should upped and left but stuck with it, pity. I have eaten in many restaurants in France and never been subject to such ghastly rudeness. Give it a wide berth.

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Thank Jane S
Leverkusen, Germany
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549 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

After a long and arduous day over at Mont St. Michel I had suggested that our party of 7 should drive over to Port-en-Bessin for a fish dinner by the harbor. The problem was finding somewhere open in the evening, during the week in October. At the first place we tried the lady owner came quickly to the entrance to... More 

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1 Thank Eyekaytoo
London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I returned to this restaurant for a second time, the food was excellent both in quality and quantity. The restaurant was very efficient but whilst the service was good you were not made fully welcome.

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Moscow
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Normally I pride myself in having rather a good nose for a restaurant... I can generally sense if a place is trying or not. However I learnt that the nose is not infallible. This place was not smart - but I figured (wrongly) that they were just focused on the food. There is no need to repeat the account of... More 

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New York City, New York
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62 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This little restaurant is not on the water, but it's worth seeking out for its good, simple, traditional food. Fish and shellfish stews are the main draw, but the dessert crepes are also excellent. The hostess's surly demeanor extends to tourists and locals alike. If you are put off by that, then don't go. But if, as another reviewer comments,... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This place is dire. Visited today with family and expected a nice french meal in a beautiful little port. Good job the port did not disappoint. I can honestly say this is the worst service I have ever experienced anywhere. The waitress literally throws the food at you ,never smiled once not even at our smiley 5 month old granddaughter... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have thought long a hard over the revue for "the little ship" but here goes, Two years ago (golf trip) we visited and laughed our way through our three course meal and vowed to revisit should we ever return to Port en Bessin well we did on the 23/5/15 The most important thing to say is that the food... More 

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2 Thank strandy63
london
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We ended up unexpectedly eating lunch in port Bessin on a Sunday so didn't have much choice. The food was ok but the service was terrible. The waitress was awful to everyone and almost threw the plates at you. Only pay a visit if you have a strong sense of humour! There are much better places out there.

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1 Thank Sandra R
Magny-le-Hongre, France
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

What a terrible mistake to go there. This is an awful place, mostly because of the service, a very rude lady indeed. I'm sorry I didn't read the reviews before going to Port en Bessin. We wanted to eat fish but didn't want to go to "Le bistrot d'a cote" next door 'cos we'd been there the day before so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)231217297

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  • Cuisine: French

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