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Restaurant L'insolite

16 rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 43 83 87
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible29%
Travelers talk about
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“steak” (6 reviews)
“snails” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
16 rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
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11 - 20 of 40 reviews

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...More

Thank stan6773
Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

1  Thank Dalestreet
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...More

2  Thank Chi_reviews
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.

Thank Duncan C
Reviewed November 19, 2014

Visited with a group, and all of us were disgusted with the experience. All the tricks are there - the one cheap wine on the menu is 'surprisingly' out of stock. The grumpy and unpleasant patron 'invites' you to have a calvados afterwards, which subsequently...More

Thank ed b
Reviewed October 21, 2014

Not being able to eat at a restaurant which I thought I had made a telephone reservation a hasty decision had to be made regarding an alternative venue. It was getting late and were very hungry and so we selected this restaurant much to our...More

1  Thank kiwitravellernew
Reviewed August 26, 2014

I have to say that just having read the recent reviews, I had to check that I was reviewing the right restaurant! In our case, the staff were very friendly, even after we asked for the english version of the menu! They continued to make...More

Thank Robrat_11
Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a disastrous meal last week at L'Insolite and would advise avoiding unless you don't mind waiting hours for your food and accepting very average food at a high price. We had the set menu which was advertised as starting with amuse bouche: they never...More

2  Thank Oaktree3952
Reviewed August 11, 2014

The restaurants we wanted to try were full so we took the last table available at l'Insolite. If only we hadn't. The pompous owner was incredibly rude from the off. Not long after arriving he shouted "just leave!" at some English-speaking tourists who hadn't understood...More

2  Thank Unity P
Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Bouchon was closed and the one that had been recommended to us for today was fully booked. Chosed randomly and made a mistake. The service was not unfriendly but was not very efficient, the food not good. Expensive for what we ate. End of...More

2  Thank MEAFaro
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
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
Reference dans plusieurs guides : Guide du Routard, Lonely Planet, Geo Vert
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