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“Lovely celebratory dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant le Cygne

Restaurant le Cygne
8, rue Caventou, 62500 Saint-Omer, France
33 3 21 98 20 52
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Ranked #2 of 57 restaurants in Saint-Omer
Price range: $37 - $149
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Winchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely celebratory dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

We were recommended to this establishement by a restauranter in Tenerife; their recommendation was spot on.

My wife and I celebrated a wedding anniversary at La Cygne. I had telephoned my reservation from the UK and we arrived a little early, but this caused no problem. Menus ranged from about E18 to E58. We dined from the E42. The restaurant is owned by a couple, where the husband does the cooking while the wife does front of house.

An amuse bouche of two dihes was served, one of slmon and the other aubergine. Welcome start. Wife had a lobster in a Thai fashion with lemongrass and soya which she said was beautiful. I had a skewer of scallops and prawns which was eqaully good. Mains were hallibut in a herb crust, found to be nicely spicey and i enjoyed calf's sweetbreads in honey and banyuls vinegar. This was followed by the cheese , my wife's a hot goats cheese and my trio of laocal cheeses. My wife enjoyed her assiette of desserts. I was less keen ( personal taste!) on a slice of brioche toasted in brown sugar with vanilla ice cream and a sauce. This is a local dish I gather.

We also had 2 kirs, wine (E30), coffee and an armagnac bringing the bill to E138. We had a most enjoyable and memorable evening lasting 4 hours.

The one downside was that service fell away when the restaurant had 2 covers and only one serving.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lewes, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Food & Value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

The food was realllllyyyy good, fresh and well presented, plenty of it and great value. You could choose from a variety of menus to suit your budget or off the a la carte menu. Prices starting from 20Euros for 3 courses. The wine was recommended by the waitress and she chose a very good one and a lower priced one on the wine list. The staff were very friendly and helpful too. We were lucky to get a table and hadn't booked although it did start to get busier the later it got. I would definitely book so as not to miss out on this little gem. We will definitely be returning!

  • Visited March 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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“Another superb meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

A family meal, we eat from the 29€ menu, food was beautifully cooked and presented. Service first class.
Very good selection of wines.
A must visit restaurant.

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“A great night out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here last night and can't wait to go again! The very friendly, efficient and helpful staff squeezed us in, late in the evening and we were delighted by our food - especially having been royally ripped off in a nearby Hotel's restaurant the night before! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who enjoys good food - so much effort had gone into every course and all the little extras made for lovely treats along the way.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and excellent service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

Occasionally we do a day trip in December to St Omer with our neighbours. They introduced us some years ago to this fantastic restaurant where we have an early lunch. We have been 3 times over the years and have never been disappointed. They have been more often. The food may not be to everyone's taste but it is certainly top quality, beautifully presented and freshly cooked. The service is superb. It is rather a long way to go (from north London!) just for lunch (and a bit of shopping) but as an occasional treat, it is well worth it. St Omer is a charming little town and this restaurant is an absolute gem. If you are travelling in that part of France, it is certainly worth making a detour to le Cygne!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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