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Restaurant La Matelote

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80 bd Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
+33 (0)3 21 30 17 97
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hurghada, Egypt
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in the hotel & had been told by the staff that the restaurant was of a high quality. We booked a table for 19:30 but at 11:45 when our last course has still not arrived we got kicked out into the hotel bar. We picked the fixed menu at around 60 euros per person. We waited one... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Staying in the hotel have us impetus to try the restaurant, particularly as it was open on the Sunday night of our arrival. I think it's pricey...be prepared...but excellent value for very fine dining. Marvellous to be able to indulge and wander back to our room after charming service and delicious food . Expect intense flavours and you won't be... More 

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Thank rebalance
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We have enjoyed many fine dining experiences and this was one of the best. The food was divine. It was wonderfully varied, beautifully presented and delicious. The restaurant is dedicated to seafood and the chefs showed just what can be achieved with the basics of seafood and white fish It was not cheap but as the saying goes "You get... More 

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Thank David P
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had a delicious lunch here one Friday where we ate off the tasting menu. The quality of the seafood in particular was memorable as well as the pleasant service. The decor of the restaurant itself is slightly strange, however, the food makes up for this. A pleasant meal!

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Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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87 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We selected the menu " saveurs de la mer " , and indeed we had the sea on our plate ! Excellent taste ! Very good cooked salmon , most likely the best restaurant in Bologne sur mer ... But on the other hand once more the confirmation that the Michelin inspectors in France are " more easy " than... More 

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Thank Eddy V
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

My wife and I decided to revisit La Matelote as we hadn't been for a few years. The restaurant is just opposite Nausica in Boulogne and it's dining room is plush and comfortable. The tables are well spaced so being accompanied by our Golden Retriever didn't create any problems , though she spent the whole time under the table. One... More 

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Thank Glyn T
London, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

The food in this restaurant is confused. At times it is absolutely brilliant and there are certain dishes that will live long in the taste memory. Others are simply not very good. Perhaps best summed up by the dessert that had about 10 different ingredients, none of which complimented each other. It is traditional and comfortable with occasional contemporary flourishes,... More 

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Thank Michael M
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We all had the menu decouvert (35 euros). My starter - veal carpaccio - was excellent - such a variety of flavours. The beef in the main course was generous - but remember to ask for well-done if you want medium. The dessert - juniper berry mousseline with coffee ice cream was absolutely gorgeous. We paid extra (3 euros) for... More 

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Thank Lorri D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We saw mixed reviews for this restaurant, but we really enjoyed it : we had the 'degustation' menu which was a great choice - amuse bouches, foie gras which I would not usually enjoy (but interesting serving with curry spices), wonderful lobster / turbot bisque, simple but tasty bass with asparagus, really well cooked lamb, and quite a different apple... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

It's a favourite escape and the perfect opposite of plus ca change. The gourmet food aside, this restaurant in a pretty unbeautiful part of Bolougne, has not changed its decor in the decade we've been visiting. I'm sure its regularly repainted but the colours, the dangly lampsahdes and the painting, including the bearded lady, after whom its named, all stay... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$43 - $101
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 bd Sainte Beuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Pas-de-Calais  >  Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)3 21 30 17 97

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