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Restaurant L'insolite

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16 rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 43 83 87
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in 2011 and enjoyed the experience. Tonight we came back to relive a great meal and were not disappointed. 20 euros for three courses, all done really well and a lovely atmosphere in an outstanding setting.

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Orlando, Florida
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537 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 535 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

We returned to "Restaurant Alley" in Caen on our 2nd night and chose this place for our evening meal. We sat in the front area by the window and could watch the passers by! We both chose the 35€ menu, which included the entrée (appetizer), the main, the dessert as well as a cheese course before the dessert. The food... More 

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Thank BerlinG-ParisF
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2016

I was here with a group of friends. Having lived in France for more than 10 years I can say that I rarely ate a better fois gras - which included an amazing carpaccio of foie gras as well. The service was... interesting, with a woman looking slightly out of it, and to whom you had to constantly remember that... More 

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Solon, Ohio
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113 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2015

Located in Restaurant row. It should be in the back row!! Food was marginal. Very plain, ordinary presentation similar to diner style food. Service - actually no service - staff went out of their way to avoid customer (any customer) contact. Place to avoid.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

On a wet Wednesday evening, and up against the curious French opening hours which meant that virtually every restaurant near us was closed, we decided to drive into Caen for dinner. As we both fancied fish, we decided to give l'insolite a go. To cut a long story short, the food was fantastic, the service excellent and a nice ambience.... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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250 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

Having read all the reviews and wandered through the Vagueax to compare menus we chose L'Insolate and I am so pleased we did. The staff are warm, friendly and happy to help us with our appalling French. The menu did not disappoint. I chose Lobster bisque to start, it was freshly cooked, actually had lobster in it and truly delicious.... More 

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Strasbourg, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my family. Unfortunately, we arrived close the the end of the lunchtime. It is maybe the reason why we were badly welcomed by the man who looked to be the boss. We ordered a jug of cider : impossible we only serve entire bottles (whereas it was on the menu). To keep it simple, we... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

At my age I should know better, typical French restaurant, lovely little street, it was all perfect......and I fell for it!............poor wine, food overcooked, terribly slow service from two youngsters working far too many tables between them....expensive. AVOID AT ALL COSTS

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is amongst the others in Caen opposite the castle, all of which offer similar menu's so it is difficult to choose based on quality without recommendation. The service was slow and poor, the food was awful and we were overcharged for drinks. The whole experience was so disappointing that we left without pointing this out as we just... More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

Just had a meal with friends and caught the reviews post meal, I have to say they don't reflect our experience. The service and food was excellent, thank you.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 43 83 87
Description
Reference dans plusieurs guides : Guide du Routard, Lonely Planet, Geo Vert

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?