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Le Balbec

Les Jardins du Casino, 14390 Cabourg, France
+33 2 31 91 01 79
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
May 30, 2017
Jul 19, 2016
“Overdone, highly overpriced and Michelin will see straight through this. American tourist however will love this!”
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Les Jardins du Casino, 14390 Cabourg, France
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1 - 10 of 13 reviews

Reviewed May 30, 2017

Quite expensive but the food was amazing and the chef really cares about the food. After our meal he came round to talk to everyone to make sure they had enjoyed it and even with my limited french we managed to have a quick conversation.

Thank J4KSS
Reviewed July 19, 2016

It all looks very exquisite at first. However, the taste is just not at the same level as the looks. The number of different tastes are overloaded. The service is relatively good, allthough for a restaurant of this style, their English could be better. Think...More

Thank Dirk R
Reviewed June 17, 2016

With lovely views across the Channel and top class service this is French Nouvelle Cuisine at its best. A whisper in one's ear tells you the make up of the dishes, which include some amuse-gueule extras. However I had been expecting to enjoy some great...More

1  Thank irobertson14
Reviewed May 31, 2016

A high end restaurant within the Grand Hotel. Very expensive food. Dishes seem to be created with the intention of getting a Michelin star. The food is over-worked and complex, and the combinations are sometimes bizarre and unappetising. If you are trying to get a...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This was an expensive stay, but was something we wanted to do. We arrived late at night, from the ferry, so didn't really experience the beautiful large terrace facing the sea. The stairs from reception are looking frayed. There is very little parking. Breakfast was...More

Thank Kath B
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Le Balbec in the Grand Hotel is great, but it will set you back a hefty sum (it was easily the most expensive restaurant we visited while in France). If you are willing to spend the money, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Il0vebaseball
Reviewed February 20, 2016

The Grand Hotel sits at the very point of Cabourg's amphitheatre layout, so it and its restaurant are a big deal and in the proper season it must be very popular. Visiting off season meant that we had no problem to get a table, but...More

Thank bob_the_moo
Reviewed September 16, 2015

This restaurant, like the Grand Hotel in general, is a place of pilgrimage for all Proustians; it figures in several of his novels where Cabourg is renamed Balbec. The hotel, which was substantially remodeled, still preserves much of its fin-de-siècle atmosphere, and the dining room,...More

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

We spent a afternoon at the beach in Cabourg and had lunch at the grand hotel. The sand was silky smooth, the water was a little cold, but the sky was fantastic. We had gallettes Indienne, the view from the terrasse was beautiful and the...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed July 6, 2015

Located at the boulevard in Cabourg, very nice views, good service and good food. Not cheap but a must when you are in Cabourg

Thank Andrea S
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Average prices
$59 - $177
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Les Jardins du Casino, 14390 Cabourg, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Cabourg
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 91 01 79
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