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“Perfect if you like appaling service and being ignored” 1 of 5 stars
Review of La Taverne des deux Augustins

La Taverne des deux Augustins
Place Marechal Foch, 76790 Etretat, France
+33 2 35 27 06 99
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Ranked #30 of 40 Restaurants in Etretat
Price range: $24 - $79
Cuisines: Pizza, Ice Cream, Brasserie, Creperie
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Nouvelle carte a la taverne! Venez la decouvrir
Hastings, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect if you like appaling service and being ignored”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We wanted to try this restaurant last Sunday lunchtime and took seats outside so we could have a drink before deciding what to eat. There were several waiting staff on duty and it was not particularly busy; however we were ignored for 15 minutes so my partner went inside to order our drinks. Nothing came after 20 minutes and eventually we managed to flag down a passing waitress who had a face looking like she had just eaten a lemon and sand topped pizza (probably a house speciality). Mme responded to our repeated request for two drinks with 'C'est tout?'. When I replied with 'oui' I got a gallic tut that could be heard around the square. We did get our drinks after another 10 minutes and then our hostess demanded that we pay immediately! Needless to say we didn't stay for food. I have been to countless bars and restaurants and experienced variable service; however this is the first French establishment I have visited where I have not left a tip. Congratulations to both Augustins on this achievement!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Etretat, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“avoid pizza”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

Worst pizza I have ever had in my life. Service was so bad people kept leaving without being served. The prices for the terrible pizza was high - to be expected in a posh resort. We were forced to eat pizza, as we arrived late and the kitchen had just closed. And this on the busiest time of the year. I guess they dont really need to cook well, serve well, or keep hours for the huge request of hungry people after 9pm.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Head waiter rude - service too slow”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

sWe got attracted to this restaurant by the look of it and the menu - wish we never went in - we were sitted in a small corner. We waited almost 1/2 hour for someone to take our order - then the waiter took our order and was rushing us, never a polite word. Waited again for our food (which was good, the least for the price paid) = we decided to ask for the bill and go somewhere else to have a coffee and dessert.
Tourist trap !

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Moules Frites all round - average !”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Needed a bite to eat for two families (adults & teenagers) - 14 people, all selected the moules frites (as you do). Service was OK and the food was OK - bit pricy but that's what you expect in a tourist hot-spot. I've had much better MF experience in the area, but that's the location for you.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Heiloo, The Netherlands
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Zand in moules”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

The service is nice and also english spoken. But, we ordered moules and frites. We've had this before in Le Corsaire (Etretat) en Le repair des pirates (Etretat). Both times the mussels tasted excellent. Now we tried La taverne des deux Augustins. The frites were dry, cause baked twice (served second time?). And there it was: little crabs in our mussels. OK, we were told that it's because of the season. But we had to chew on a lot of sand. And that is just a question of good cleaning with water! After our complains the nice service came to an end. We had to pay the bill and when we left they made jokes on public about us.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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