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“Great and "sans façon"” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Restaurant L'Agriculture

Hotel Restaurant L'Agriculture
18 Rue Leopold Delisle | 50700, Valognes, France
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Valognes
Cuisines: French
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great and "sans façon"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

If you want a very good meal and be treated like any other local by a 22 year veteran waitress who's a true character, go here. Valognes has seen its fair share of aristocracy, and was once known as the Versailles of Normandy (if you look it up). It's not surprising. The town is very quaint. One thing, as evidenced by our server, is that you can't nitpick like you do back in North America, they simply don't put up with it. Instead, they'll bring your meal and should you not be happy with it, they'll deal with it then but won't take down your list of little caprices ahead. I guess they're pretty confident your dish will be good and sure enough, it is. It's not that she was vocal or remotely rude, it was just in the look of slight incredulity she gave, at the silliness of your request. I had the duck, he had the beef. His beef had a bit more fat than he'd have picked but he accepted that fat is more part of the cooking in France so when in Rome ... (!) But at least there was no blood on the plate and that's what we asked, though he still wanted it rare. (Just don't say "pink" to describe the way you want it, or you'll get a quirky smirk.) It was a wholesome experience, a bit of a reminder of home. The dining room is spacious and bright, filled with mostly local regulars I would say, for good reason.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hampshire, UK
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant (we did not stay in the hotel)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This was our last meal in France on the way back to the ferry, and we were glad we chose this place.
There is a good selection of "menus" at various price levels, and everything we had was excellent. There is a good wine list, but the house selection is perfectly good, too
Although we did not stay in the hotel, we would consider staying here on another trip, as it is very conveniently located. There is easy parking in the hotel`s own car park, as well as public parking opposite.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Value and Worth the Detour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

This is our favourite restaurant driving to or from St Vaast. It is hidden off the main road but a GPS/Michelin will show the way as it is well worth the effort. The prix fixe menus starting at 18 euro are all excellent value and one could stay at the hotel for a week and not get bored. The staff are always attentive.

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