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A Contre Sens

8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 97 44 48
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (4 reviews)
“cheese dish” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’d wanted to come here for some time but it is a special occasion restaurant and so we bided our time. 41st wedding anniversary seemed to fit the bill. So we booked for a Saturday evening. Went for the 7 course grazing menu and told...More

Thank davesouthamptonqpr
Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked a reservation at the restaurant by email before travelling to Caen. The response was prompt and warm. From the moment we entered the restaurant until the time we left we had a most enjoyable time. The front of house staff who spoke excellent...More

Thank 63John63
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were a party of six and everyone without exception thought our meal was brilliant. The welcome and service was everything you would expect. The quality and taste of the food was first class with a very good wine list that was not too expensive...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous meal here this evening with great service and great wine. Superb value for money too

Thank PaulS8987
Reviewed June 6, 2018

First class, from the moment we entered until we departed three hours later. Lovely ambiance, superb and attentive service, excellent food and wine. Tried their "L'Intuition" five course meal and was delighted, all courses. Highly recommend.

Thank Frank N
Reviewed December 20, 2017

Going to A Contre Sens is something we so look forward to when staying in Caen and manage to go there 2 or 3 times a year. Comments I have made in previous reviews still very much apply, however on a very recent visit, we...More

2  Thank CMH1935
Reviewed December 9, 2017

A bit weird in that there are two sections to this restaurant that you enter through two different doors. The night we dined there was apparently only one of the waitstaff that was comfortable with English - which is fine, but our interactions with our...More

Thank JDW25Wisconsin
Reviewed September 29, 2017

On recommendation of our guide for Normandy, we went to this restaurant on the final evening of the trip. Other than the occasional screaming 3 year old at a nearby table, it was a wonderful experience. We had the 5 plats meal and every course...More

Thank 19papa47
Reviewed September 23, 2017

probably the best adress in Caen. Beautiful setting, very friendly and professional staff. We had the 5-course menu (only 56€) and got three perfect appetizers (of which the rubarb tart was outstanding). Starter wa a very balanced dish with calf and octopus, followed by a...More

Thank michel l
Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

I am doing a review of the four 1 Michelin Star restaurant in Caen. This is so far the best. I will write a full review when I am done doing my 'round'. Food, service and decor are spot on.

2  Thank Billy R
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August 26, 2017|
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Response from Scruntfuttock | Reviewed this property |
It seemed very relaxed - we certainly didn't dress up for the occasion. I know it's a bit of a cliché but 'smart casual' felt appropriate. I wouldn't be too concerned though, it seems like a place where they are happy if... More
May 20, 2016|
Response from CCAILLOT | Property representative |
I, I just recieved your message. Sorry not to answer on time. Looking forward to welcoming you a next time, Best Regards, Cindy CAILLOT Restaurant A CONTRE SENS CAEN
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May 16, 2016|
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Response from CCAILLOT | Property representative |
Bonjour, We welcome you for lunch from 12.00 to 13.15. We will be pleased to welcome you the 17th of June for lunch. Could you please send us your mobile phone number by E. Mail and recontact us 2 days before by E. Mail or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 97 44 48
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