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“Simply excellent”
Review of Le Charlemagne

Le Charlemagne
Ranked #5 of 21 Restaurants in Wissant
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Plouhinec, France
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Simply excellent”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

Excellent example of the simple, informal but satisfying brasserie style. Good food at reasonable prices but, above all, staff who were attentive, friendly and good-humoured. An elderly Englishman, eating alone, I was treated like royalty. And, for those who complain about this place I can only say: I think the people here treat you as they find you!

  • Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Lewes, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant, punches above its apparent weight”
Reviewed April 23, 2014

Le Charlemagne looks tiny and very basic - we were recommended to visit by the owners of L'Opale, the B&B where we stayed, and it was a good choice. The place was much bigger than it looked from the outside, packed with regulars and a few visitors despite it being a Monday evening out of season - food was standard northern French fare (steak and moules frites) but well cooked and very nicely presented - and service was good and, considering how busy they were, good value. Desserts were excellent! Great value.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank weepaddy
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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great value and very French :)”
Reviewed February 19, 2014

Simple, authentic, French food at a very fair price with friendly, attentive service; close to the centre of the village.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Julian S
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Locals first!”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

O.k. it was a wet September day and we only ended up here as the more famous Chez Nicole was closed as it was a Monday but we were early (12.00) and only a handful of other diners. Greeted and seated fine so we picked up the menu and ..... waited and waited for even a drink. In came the locals and within minutes two tables had been served with drinks then food and so it was for nearly 20 minutes. We were just about to rise and leave when a waitress sped over to take our order. Granted, the locals who no doubt are the mainstay of all small town restaurants, should be served with a degree of preference but to leave us for twenty minutes is just a no no.

That said food quality and quantity was superb.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank MandMStAlbans
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic local ambience and food”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

We always go there when we are in Wissant. It is relaxed, and friendly, with really good home cooking, and the staff are exemplary. Always an absolute treat.

  • Visited October 2012
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