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4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
+33 (0)231217297
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  • 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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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

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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london
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Magny-le-Hongre, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We went here on the 1st night we stayed in Port-en Bessin as the one recommended by the hotel was closed that night. I had read other reviews but as nearly everything was closed we didn't have much choice. We had the Marmite du Pecheur which was good and hot that others recommended. I have given it a 4 star... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This goes back to March 2012. While visiting, our hotel recommended a different restaurant which clearly catered to the tourist side of things, so we wandered around on our own and decided to try La Petite Chaloupe. We agree with many comments regarding the slightly less than enthusiastic welcome, but the food was lovely, well prepared and nicely presented. The... More 

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Hanlontown, Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We found this little spot while looking for a place to eat when all the restaurants in the main part of town were closed. We were either too early or to late as is was about 7 pm. This is located in a tiny alley or street a block from the main part of town. We spoke no French and... More 

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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Just had 2 lovely meals here both from set menus moules followed by marmite de pecheur which is a fish stew absolutely full of flavour hubby had creme caramel & I had tarte tatin second time we had the marmite coquelle,st Jacques which again was full of flavour we were served by the gentleman on the first occasion and by... More 

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Shropshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wish we had checked the reviews before choosing this restaurant for our last meal in Normandy. Terrible terrible service; the waitress was rude and unpleasant so much so that we thought we must have done something wrong. She was fine and jolly with other customers, so can only assume that Le Petit Chaloupe is a tourist exclusion zone. The place... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We didn't realise that everywhere else stopped serving by 9pm and so after searching found this little place. The soup was nice. The steak not so good and the creme caramel ok. Beer and wine ok and all reasonanly priced. We met the famed owner and she seemed fine once we spoke to her normally and offered a smile. She... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Well we found this place as a last resort as the resturants in the town seen to close at 9 in high season ??? At First the lady does seem to be stern but when you talk to het normally and engage in conversation she was ok we speak no french but she was patient with us and did crack... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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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