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“we just wanted a moule frite for lunch but we were tempted” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Tortue

La Tortue
Ranked #11 of 160 Restaurants in Honfleur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $41
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
london
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“we just wanted a moule frite for lunch but we were tempted”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We didn't really eat a whole meal as we just popped in for a quick lunch. Honfleur was becoming too much (- we had walked along the beach for about 3 hours in the heat, and needed to sit down, after all we we are a bit senior) hot crowded and heaving. This little cool restaurant was a haven for tired feet and after a large glass of water the menu revealed some amazing treats at very reasonable prices... my fish was cooked in a cider sauce with overtones of curry, - sharp radish and apple gave a Norman flavour. The fish soup was delight, not a bit like the ones that come out the jar.

The chef came out the kitchen and talked of his passion for food- actually i think we tasted it. More like France used to be. Such a shame there aren't more like Le Trout.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Whiteparish
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Still wonderful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We visited this little restaurant five years ago and ate well, so decided to seek it out again for old time's sake. We had a delicious meal in what is a lovely and less manic atmosphere than most other Honfleur establishments seem to foster. It was only when returning to Tripadvisor that I saw that the restaurant was so highly rated. Well, it truly deserves such merit. My wife had a fish soup and a dish of pork medallions, I chose a duck pâté with a hake main course. All were truly top notch. Both main courses hid a medley of flavours that really hit the mark. Service is friendly and unobtrusive. If it appears to be full, don't leave - there are more tables upstairs. A little gem......

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KeithWhiteparish
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing day out!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

We arrived and the service was very quick. We had our drinks and were eating away imminently and the atmosphere was amazing! The meals were up to a very high standard, at the end of the main course you got served a little cup of apple with alcohol to 'wash away' your food. All the detail counts!(for adults only!) I would really recommend going there as there is plenty of parking spaces and you can easily go for a wander around Honfleur afterwards and enjoy the scenery.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank The small R
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Cleveland, Ohio
1 review
“Charming and delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We had a delicious meal for two at this small, charming restaurant. The presentations were enchanting and tasted just as good. A great value for this level of cooking.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Gerry340
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Kent, UK
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“A nice little find”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

A very pleasant little restaurant on one of the quieter / less touristy streets in Honfleur. The local house rose wine was very pleasant and extremely good value (carafe) and the fixed price menus (24 euro for 3 course) were excellent. The main course of poached hake deserves a special mentions - delicious and fresh with wonderful accompaniments. The desserts weren't quite as spectacular as we had sampled on previous meals out that holiday but still pleasant.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicola_Redst1
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