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“Excellent food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Tortue

La Tortue
36 Rue de L'homme de Bois, Honfleur, France
+33 (0)2 31 81 24 60
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Ranked #9 of 142 Restaurants in Honfleur
Price range: $23 - $47
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cambridgeshire
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

There are many good restaurants in Honfleur, but we found this one to be the best we visited during our stay. It is owned and managed by the chef, who is very experienced and has worked at prestigious locations in many parts of the world. The food is locally sourced and very well presented. The staff were very friendly and helpful, giving information and advice on the dishes when it was requested. It seems that at weekends many Parisians visit Honfleur and this restaurant is frequently used by them, so I think that says a lot about the quality of food and service provided by this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Grand Prairie, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A Special Spot in Honfleur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were walking around the streets of Honfleur looking for a restaurant that appeared "special" to us. We went in and realized this was it and were fortunate to have a table without reservations on a weekday evening. We enjoyed a delicious 3 course dinner with wine and excellent service.
We would definitely return for this very comfortable dining experience that served excellent food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hook Norton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Gem of a Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

There are many restaurants in Honfleur and we wanted one for a party of 10 on a Saturday night. Although we had been to Honfleur many times this was a restaurant we had not eaten at before so having read a few reviews we decided this would be worth a try. It was fantastic. We sat upstairs, the menus we were presented with had English translations, I am not sure if this is normal for this restaurant but it certainly helped to get the evening started the right way. We had a mixture of 28 and 32 euro menus. Each course was a delight and accompanied by some wonderful house wine, both white and red. Afterwards Romaine the chef came and talked to us. It is obvious he is passionate about his food, where it is sourced from and the quality. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough. Value for money was tremendous, especially when you look at other restaurants in the area that are charging 2 to 3 times as much for similar menus. The atmosphere was perfect for a group of friends to relax and enjoy the evening. I wish Romaine continued success with the restaurant and look forward to visiting again next time I am in Honfleur.

  • Visited April 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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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A little gem in the backstreets of Honfleur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

An excellent meal we went for the set menu which gave a choice of options that we loved. very good service even though they were busy.

Visited June 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great eaterie”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Wonderful dinner in upstairs dining room...even had a 3 course vegetarian meal - so rare in France. Chef is creative and food really well cooked and presented.

Visited May 2013
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