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Ate here twice during recent stay & both meals were fantastic. We had the set menu with great choices and enjoyed all the elements. Service was efficient and the kitchen is open so you can see preparations. This wonderful cooking, with innovation and yummy flavours...are true to France. It was a delight to eat here - do go if you are in the area.More
Ambiance, we are told, is the most important attribute of a good restaurant. Someone has mentioned 'a contemporary setting' for La Salicorne. True - it was possibly a garage is immaculately decorated but a little 'boomy' - not that that did Kensington Place any harm...but you obviously won't find Rowlrey Leigh and Jeremy Paxman chatting on the next table. It does lack a little atmosphere..
The food is seriously good. We went for Sunday lunch when the menu is à la carte - during the week there is a 16€ set meal. Some of the starters, understandably (top quality ingredients) are the same price as the main courses.No problem, therefore, if you prefer to eat two 'smaller but delicious' starters rather than a starter and a larger main course. I had a generous starter of fresh, full of flavour crab meat. This was followed by 'a main' of onglet (skirt steak). The cooking juices themselves were perfect but the accompanying potato purée was the best I have had, EVER, as was the béarnaise sauce , My wife had palourdes (small clams like cockles) cooked with coconut milk and coriander followed by another starter of lobster ravioli - the lobster being very evident, especially in flavour. Great coffee too.
The welcome and the service, by the patron(?) was polite, correct and efficient. No-one was kept waiting long even though he was on his own.We would have appreciated just a little more warmth, a smile or two, maybe even a little over the top 'loved having you' - but otherwise impossible to criticise. My wife says that she would like to go again - especially on a Sunday.lunchtime.
We were in the area for a few days and ate here twice. Food is really good and is very good value. The place is owned by the chef and he is clearly passionate about good food.
Quality of the food on both nights was...excellent and the portions are generous.
My only issue was the quality of the service which did not meet the standards the chef is setting.
Having said that, I would definitely eat here again if I was to returnMore
Salicorne offers a good range of meat and vegetable dishes and a very good value Decouverte menu alongside the A la carte.
The oueuf de poule croustillant was not the best contemporary egg dish I had on this short break to the Brittany/Normandy borderlands but...it was still very good quality. The poulpe was cooked to perfection and shamed my previous attempts to achieve a similar texture on the bbq. The fraises du pays was beautifully presented.
There were a few very minor qualms, such as why when asparagus is so plentiful in the market, it was not available and so knocked out a starter without an alternative on offer. Similarly, when I asked for a substitute for the tempura cauliflower, I was offered mashed potato which already featured in my dish. Finally, though the restaurant was empty when we arrived, I didn't appreciate being offered what was patently the most compromised table on the premises, though I concede that is common restaurant practice.
All in all, a very respectable meal which, if I was able to offer a more granular score, I would give Salicorne 3.75 blobs.More
What a perfect place. We went here twice with our young children (4, 6, 8), once for dinner and once for lunch. Both occasions are hard to fault - perfect food (“worth the detour”) and great service. We’re definitely coming back and we recommend this...restaurant to everyone. What a jewel in the crown of Agon-Coutainville. Try the onglet & puré de pomme de terre for the children and the raspberry dessert or the chocolate dessert. Good wine list as well! Excellent!More
Ate at this restaurant last year with my partner and Beagle dog it was good Wanted to have a last meal before returning home and was refused service because my dog was to big confused we left Either you take dogs or not there is...no in between dog owners beware stay away. I have also eaten in many restaurant with badly behaving children but kids are always allowedMore
We were very satisfied with everything, but the mid day menu was rather limited. There were only two different main courses on the menu; fish and fowl, but no meat.
Service was attentive, courteous and swift.