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“A Bayeux gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Volet qui Penche

Le Volet qui Penche
3 Passage de L'islet | (Face Office du Tourisme), 14400 Bayeux, France
+33 2 31 21 98 54
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Ranked #2 of 71 restaurants in Bayeux
Price range: $12 - $24
Cuisines: Bistro, Winery
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cave bistrot, en centre ville de BAYEUX, Face a l'Office de Tourisme. Plat du jour + verre de vin 9,70 euros ttc le midi, 18,00 euros ttc le soir hors vins L'incitation a la moderation est une invitation a la sagesse.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“A Bayeux gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner with superb wine pairings chosen by the owner. I was there the same night as George 817 (they sat next to us) and had the completely opposite experience. There is only 1 dinner option and it is listed on a blackboard just outside. It is a small quaint restaurant with only 1 waitress who we found to be friendly and attentive. The owner is incredibly gracious and goes out of his way to to make the dinner/wine experience enjoyable. The food was delicious. We had such a lovely evening we went back the next night. Well worth the time and money

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Scranton, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Most Enjoyable Restaurant From Our Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a very unique restaurant because the menu is extremely limited (one featured meal each night with a few variations possible). The highlight is the opportunity to talk to the owner about wine and have him make a choice for you. Don't think that you have to buy expensive wine or know much about wine. I told him that we typically like a "light, fairly dry red and usually pay about 20-25 euros/bottle" and he brought us a few selections based on that. He didn't try to upsell at all. In fact, the dinner itself is very cheap given the quality of the food and the quantities- three courses for between 15-20 euros. We ate there two nights because it was so good. One drawback is that they only prepare so much of everything so when they run out, they run out. We heard the waitress tell several tables that the desert they had chosen was no longer available, etc. The entire night was a lot of fun- it was also only about 100 feet from our Hotel Reine Mathilde so that was helpful after a lot of wine! Try it.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Very disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

We went to Le Volet because of the many good writeups, but felt very let down. We reserved, and spoke with the man in charge, to make the reservation after discussing the menu (an inexpensive pre-fixe). When we were seated, though, we were told that the main event on that menu was sold out. OK, we took something else (it had been replaced with a tripe sausage). That would have been all right, but the service was a zero. We waited and waited and waited for everything. The waitress "misspoke" with the chef and got my wife's appetizer wrong. We had to ask three tines for bread, and finally had to ask someone else to get it. It was exasperating, and after two courses (and an hour-and-forty minutes) we decided to pass on dessert and left. The one bright note was a ferric wine at a terrific price, but we'd never go back. The food (although it wasn't what we had come there for) wasn't bad, but it wasn't good enough to make up for the overall poor experience.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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“Fabulous experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

A gem of a restaurant/wine cellar! The fixed menu was perfect and Pierre Henri matched a perfect wine. The dinner was outstanding and the dessert incredible. The price was beyond reasonable. A perfectly relaxing dinner in a friendly atmosphere. I wish we were staying longer so we could come again. Reservations recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“What a wonderful restaurant and wine bar”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This restaurant/wine bar was recommended to us by our accommodation at Relais Saint-Loup that was also outstanding.
The set menu was unbelievably good. Generous portions of fresh produce freshly cooked and such good value. It was that good I suggested to the owner that he should increase the price...to which he said no. He absolutely believes in giving great value for money.
The main course salmon dish on that eve was probably the best I have ever had with the very best aurora sauce and plenty of well presented vegetables. The deserts were full of fresh fruit and delicious.
The wines available are excellent and also well priced, assistance in selecting a wine was excellent from the staff.
Bayeux is all the better for having such a fantastic wine bar/bistro.
The table service from the Welsh lady who spoke such good french was terrific.....it just goes to show the close historic connection between the French and Welsh.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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