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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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English first
New York City, New York
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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london
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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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Halifax, Canada
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)231217297
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Port-en-Bessin-Huppain

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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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