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4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
+33 (0)231217297
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bochum, Germany
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We really looked foreward visiting this little restaurant because of it´s heavy premature praise we read about this place. It has won several prices each year for the best mussels and for it´s cleanliness. But what they really do NOT DESERVE is the price for customer friendlyness!!I have never ever experienced such an unfriendly service at all! I have never... More 

3 Thank binderbu
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Must be the rudest person at this place as stated in previous reviews. .We looked at the menu outside and saw things in English that we would possibly like plus I can understand many things in French. Went inside stood there waiting to be seated. A woman appeared so I said we were four persons, then without a Bonjour, hallo... More 

1 Thank Rodney L
Bayeux, France
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We were attracted by the quaint decor and awards displayed outside, and ventured in for lunch. The menu was old-fashioned and the badly designed home-computer style posters for specials around the walls gave it a feel of a discount carpet warehouse. I had Fish and Chips - bland chips - possibly oven-ready and if actually deep-fried completely flavourless. The fish... More 

Thank DDayPaul
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The food was edible, nothing special. The waitress was unbelievably rude and offensive. Plates were dumped on the table. We asked for tap water and the waitress responded with "what" in a very rude and aggressive manner. The cheese course was actually good and we asked what the cheese was and again got the really rude response. Our French is... More 

Thank skibum1992
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Do not go there! The waitress was downright rude.Her behaviour towards us was awful. At one point she clicked her fingers at my friend in order to try to get her to pass her the plate.At each course she 'dumped' the plates on the table. She was breathtakingly rude and offensive. If it wasnt for the fact that we were... More 

Thank Hotelstuff
Hedge End, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Food was barely average, nothing special. The service was atrocious, very rude, aggressive waitress...she was positively hostile. We should upped and left but stuck with it, pity. I have eaten in many restaurants in France and never been subject to such ghastly rudeness. Give it a wide berth.

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Thank Jane S
Leverkusen, Germany
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644 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

After a long and arduous day over at Mont St. Michel I had suggested that our party of 7 should drive over to Port-en-Bessin for a fish dinner by the harbor. The problem was finding somewhere open in the evening, during the week in October. At the first place we tried the lady owner came quickly to the entrance to... More 

1 Thank Eyekaytoo
London, United Kingdom
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484 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

I returned to this restaurant for a second time, the food was excellent both in quality and quantity. The restaurant was very efficient but whilst the service was good you were not made fully welcome.

Thank PHE22
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Normally I pride myself in having rather a good nose for a restaurant... I can generally sense if a place is trying or not. However I learnt that the nose is not infallible. This place was not smart - but I figured (wrongly) that they were just focused on the food. There is no need to repeat the account of... More 

1 Thank wakemeformeals
New York City, New York
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This little restaurant is not on the water, but it's worth seeking out for its good, simple, traditional food. Fish and shellfish stews are the main draw, but the dessert crepes are also excellent. The hostess's surly demeanor extends to tourists and locals alike. If you are put off by that, then don't go. But if, as another reviewer comments,... More 

1 Thank Glossomathitria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    2 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)231217297

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