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“Fantastic seafood” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Planche A

La Planche A
13 Rue Prairies St Gilles, 14000 Caen, France
0231934552
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Ranked #36 of 318 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Telford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic seafood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We were so lucky to fall on this restaurant. Following a vehicle brake down we go a hotel in Caen. We were looking for a restaurant after a very stressfull day when a total stranger stopped us and asked if he could help. We said we wanted a nice place to eat and he said La Planche A is where he goes for that special meal. We found it easily and well what a fantastic find. My wife is an award winning Chef and quite hard to please but even she couldn't fault the quality of the ingrediance. Fresh fish of the highest quality, ample portion size and pretty good value for money. The local Normandy cider is bloody fantastic and well worth a try. I'd love to return for another meal as its nice to eat at a restaurant of this quality. The staff were really friendly and helpful and even with my poor French and their limited English we got on well.
If your in Caen this is the place to try.

  • Visited August 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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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Yes, we were back again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We visit Caen about 3 times a year and about a year ago discovered La Plancha. What a discovery, it is always a real treat to eat here and to be made so very welcome. I was amazed that the person taking our order (owner?) remembered what I had ordered the last time we were there about 3 months earlier and no I am not some gorgeous young girl but a foodie English pensioner!
We had wonderful prawns and scallops on skewers with a collection of small helpings of beautifully cooked vegetables and were advised to ask if we would like more prawns. There is one snag in this restaurant, the helpings are large so we can only just manage 2 courses and can't resist the cafe gourmand. You must visit this excellent restaurant but do book as the Friday evening we were there, we saw at least 24 people turned away.

  • Visited February 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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