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Restaurant L'Hippocampe

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46 quai Sainte Catherine, 14600, Honfleur, France
+33 2 31 89 98 36
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, waiting staff rushed and not very friendly. Asked for a table, and the waitress indicated the table and did not want us to sit down until she had put paper tablecloths on top, which she did while muttering and being generally surly. Slow service, waiter wanted to take the entire order and drinks at once, seemed... More 

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Ockenheim, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it's located directly at the old port in Honfleur. Our expectations about the food were not too high. But we have been positively surprised. Food was nothing special but all dishes were definitely okay.

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Willenhall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A great place on the quay to stop and eat. Not too expensive and the best mussels we had all week. Ours sons had the tuna which was also lovely. The sun was shining too!

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Drammen, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

A place on the edge of the quai - what a pittoresque scene for dinner. The menu was great, well presented and the food was great. The chicken breast and moules frites was tasty and well prepared. The desert rounded off a great meal.

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Thank JosteinJ
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Came back to see if we could improve on the slightly strange meal we had somewhere else in Honfleur a few years ago. The Hippocampe delivered! A lovely lunch of moules frites, some tarte Normande and a creme bruleé was very enjoyable.

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Tourbes, France
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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Chose this restaurant as it had a covered area out of the wind and more suitable as we have a small dog so didn't get trodden on by tourists. We only wanted a light lunch, so had the moules, I had a la creme, my husband marinaire. Both delicious with lovely chips. They were very busy as school holidays in... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant today and enjoyed sitting by the water in lovely Honfleur. Unfortunately, I became very ill a few hours later (while driving) and still feel awful. I am not sure if it was the clams, mussels or what but I cannot recommend this restaurant as of today. I am still feeling awful but made it to Bayeux... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Walked in here last week, regretted it deeply. Tuna tasted more like a shoe than like a fish. Service was OK, wine was OK, but the food was just terrible. Still gets 2 stars for ambiance, and the waitress (despite undoubtely knowing the food was bad), really tried.

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Essex, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

It was a cool day but we wanted to eat outside and enjoy the view of the sea. The "terrasse" was covered and warm so comfortable. We ordered a plateau de fruits de mer which was very good. Only one person to take your order and serving, so do not go in if you are in a hurry.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

On the edge of the Basin with outside seating in the summer, the 'retreat' into the covered warm and friendly pavement area made this an ideal spot for a light lunch. Pleasant and helpful staff with a full and delicious menu - a cut above the usual tourist run. Definitely worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 quai Sainte Catherine, 14600, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 89 98 36

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