We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 rue de la Republique, 14600, Honfleur, France
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

456 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 66: English reviews
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Monday evening late September. A full restaurant must be indicative of the popularity and quality of the restaurant. Great atmosphere and brilliantly friendly staff to accompany good wine and tasty food. Not cheap but.... Well worth a visit and if you are lucky enough to get a window seat the view over the Basin is just fantastic, even at this... More 

Thank Robert F W
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food was excellent, nothing less than one would expect from a good French restaurant. True gourmet cooking! I chose the duck and my husband had the steak.

Thank Dana B
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner here on recommendation from our Hotel. The food was okay, nothing special. The waiter seemed to delight in my inability to interpret the menu (it was in French). Overall wasn't the best restaurant experience we had in France.

Thank KarenNO
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked ahead, and were glad of this when we saw people being turned away as the restaurant was full. The poisson soup and coconut veloute with prawns were both amazing starters, and I can highly recommend the pork main course. The service was just impeccable and our waiter spoke very good English. There's a lot of restaurants to choose... More 

Thank Ann J
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an outstanding dinner in this lovely small restaurant. Food and wine both exquisite and I cannot imagine how this is not the No. 1 place to go for foodies in Honfleur!

Thank Janebarkes
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
254 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A full restaurant on a Monday night is usually a good sign and the food here is quite good I thought there was too much cumin on the crab stater and at 20eu you should have been able to taste the crab. The filet steak was cooked correctly and had an excellent truffle sauce.

Thank MichelinTom
Heusden, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
304 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great service, wonderful experience. Esp the main course (caballiaut) was lovely, but starter and finish were delicious too.

Thank Andre882014
Level Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant. We had booked in advance and were warmly welcomed by the staff and given our choice of tables. Food was good and arrived quickly. Starters from the €31 Menu were veloutee of coconut milk and langousines and I went for the Soupe de Poisson. Mains were Salmon and Cod both nicely cooked... More 

Thank Jonesfamily00
Dallas, Texas
Level Contributor
82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

L'Ecailleur was recommended by our hotel and we were not disappointed. Lovely service and delicious food. We each had oysters and then my husband had turbot and I had monkfish -- both were delicious and beautifully presented. The service was impeccable.

Thank Sharon D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Went for impromptu dinner on Bastille day. Food was excellent, tasty and beautifully presented. Staff were extremely helpful, and translated some of the menu for us (not all of our party could speak fluent french). Desserts and coffees were also lovely.

Thank bunnyofdarkness

Travelers who viewed L'Ecailleur also viewed

Honfleur, Calvados
La Riviere-Saint-Sauveur, Honfleur

Been to L'Ecailleur? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue de la Republique, 14600, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: 0231899334

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of L'Ecailleur and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from L'Ecailleur staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?