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Restaurant La Couronne

$$$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
31 Place du Vieux Marche | Devant l'église Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, 76000, Rouen, France
+33 2 35 71 40 90
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“pressed duck” (17 reviews)
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Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
31 Place du Vieux Marche | Devant l'église Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, 76000, Rouen, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our fix idea during trip to France was to try oysters in Normandy. And, fortunately, we got to the La Couronne restaurant. From the very beginning, we were captivated by photos of celebrities who also visited the restaurant: Sophia Lauren, Romy Schneider, Audrey Hepburn and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Zhamilya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good meal in a unique setting; the oldest inn in France plus the Julia Child connection.The restaurant is relatively small, so probably can't handle tourist groups, which was a relief. I withheld a star because our waiter clearly did not like Americans, but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank hotshot73
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We were a group of approx. 10 people, all experienced and international Gourmands on a week long trip thru the Normandie. The starter was average, the cote de boef however was a disaster (not made as ordered, chewy and of poor quality), the desert average....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter F
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

We are very lucky to have dined in some fabulous restaurants in most parts of the world. This certainly didn't disappoint and during the last couple of weeks we have been dining in Majorca and Paris and thus far on this trip this is the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 195PatrickS
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Excellent meal in a very traditional French restaurant. Apart from a rather surly greeting when my wife went in to book a table earlier in the day, the rest of the service was impeccable. We had the 4 course (including local cheeseboard) menu and there...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PTOwner15
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The decoration is borderline "kitsch" and "show off" (how many photos do you ant to hang?), but the dining room had a "fin de siécle" calm about it. Service is efficient, and potentially fun for French people, and I thought it was relatively fast too....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pjm_pt
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We toured the city of Rouen with friends and had le dejeuner at La Couronne, the first restaurant that Julia Childs and her husband ate in in France. It's a charming atmosphere with the best cuisine. Pressed duck is their specialty and they bring out...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sandra R
Reviewed September 12, 2018

This restaurant is one of the oldest in France and is famous from the life of Julia Child. It serves class French Brassiere cuisine. It is well cooked,well presented and the service is excellent. We started with Foie Gras which was excellent. Followed by Mains...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank djhallett
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Did the prix fixe menu at this restaurant that inspired Julia Child all those years ago. It’s not quite as distinctive now, but we did think the food was good, at a decent price. The cheese plate is not to be missed! Also enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ChrisGrayFaust
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Had an incrdibble lunch here. Typical French food served with flare, with good wine and excellent service. The cheese selection was to die for, lovely pungent cheeses. There is a lovely busstle in this restaurant, the oldest in France. It is opposite the Joan of...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Egglesbrech
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Response from AAOz | Reviewed this property |
Yes - I would go but then I don't let much stop me from a great meal!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$28 - $85
Grill, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Place du Vieux Marche | Devant l'église Sainte Jeanne d'Arc, 76000, Rouen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Haute-Normandie  >  Seine-Maritime  >  Rouen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 35 71 40 90
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France's oldest Inn, on Rouen's old Market square. Traditional quality food with a great atmosphere.
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