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“Food delicious, service diffident” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Le Cocqempot

Le Cocqempot
2, Place de la Poissonnerie | Le Coq Hôtel, 62170 Montreuil-sur-Mer, France
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Toronto, Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Food delicious, service diffident”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I had a very lovely meal at the Cocqempot. The Chicken in beer was fantastic! The smoked salmon blinis were also amazing. The wine list is extensive and I had delicious bordeaux. While the service was a little, well diffident in the French way, overall it was attentive and competent. The resto was filled with locals, so clearly they like the food too! I completely recommend this place!

Visited August 2012
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
london england
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Poor food, worse service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

We went there with my parents - father aged 89 asked for duck well done. Waiter incredibly rude. Refused to serve menus advertised outside and when it came the food was poor. We can't understand the good reviews on this site but maybe it was a bad day. There are many better places in Montreuil.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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South Wales
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128 reviews 128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Make sure you book a table if staying at the hotel as it gets a little busy - well worth the experience!

Great food and good wine

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Pleasant, if a little old-fashioned.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2011

Don't be put off by the tiny hallway & reception desk; the restaurant itself is housed in two reasonably-sized, high-ceilinged rooms beyond. The decor is fairly neutral, but the decorations leave you in no doubt that you are in the "Coq" Hotel!

We first visted this restaurant in August 2010 and the menu this time was exactly the same; familiar, traditional fare. There are three menus, all with choices: a 23 euro Terroir, the Croquempot at 33 euros and the Gourmand at 45 euros (this option includes lobster, which we had before - very nice too). This time we settled on the Croquempot.

The moules gratinees a Maroilles (recommended by our waiter) was a bit too rich, with the cheese dominating the mussels. However, the crab croquante, a filo pastry parcel containing a generous portion of fresh crab, was well balanced by a beautiful lobster sauce.

Mains of Coq Croquempot and a pork fillet were both accompanied by an artichoke puree, courgette with a provencal stuffing, mushrooms and a potato cake (exactly the garnishes I remembered from our previous visit).

Desserts of three sorbets - apricot, mango and framboise - and Charlotte Malakoff, sponge wrapped round an almond cream filling, were pleasant but not terribly exciting.

Overall, it was a nice meal in pleasant surroundings with good service.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Best meal & wine ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

The restaurant was amazing and the wine superb. We were persuaded by the waiter to try the corbiere off the wine list which was about 8 euros more expensive than the wine we had chosen - it was worth every penny (or euro!).

We started the meal with a kir, well when in France do as the French do! We were then brought a complimentary amuse bouche. From memory we had the 23 euro menu and it did not disappoint.

The dining room itself is stunning with its high ceilings and beautiful decor. The service was excellent and the staff attentive without being OTT.

Would recommend this restaurant even if you don't stay at the hotel.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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