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“Worthy of making a special trip”
Review of La Cremaillere

La Cremaillere
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Toronto, Canada
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Worthy of making a special trip”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

It was mostly by desire to not slight our host further, after arriving late in Saint-Maclou (and interrupting him mid-sentence when he was mentioning the "only" restaurant in town), that we decided - against our already full stomachs - to check out La Crémaillière. It however didn't take long for "gourmandise" to take over and we ate a full meal. Just the aromas emanating from the kitchen could have led us by the nose to this place. It was ensorceling. They greeted us with a complimentary delicious terrine, and from there we just indulged. I had the rabbit pâté then the classic Normand-style chicken. I know... chicken right? BUT, this was the single best chicken dish I ever had. It rivalled the meal I had in Paris at Benoît and actually surpassed it. In every thing we ate, there was the signature of a genius hiding in the kitchen. Truly, the chef would be celebrated anywhere else in the world, if only he could have as good produce and meats as can be found in Normandy. (In the other restaurant's defence, if their chef had time to apply himself to every dish, a similar result could maybe be achieved). The service was also absolutely lovely, and carried beyond our meal when our waitress caught up to us outside, after we left and forgot something. This restaurant is worth the detour wherever you find yourself in the country. Your stomach will thank you for it.

  • Visited September 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Recommended by the owner of the Chateau Saint Maclou and were not disappointed. Fab, local French food.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An outstanding small restaurant.”
Reviewed June 9, 2012

Outstanding ingrediants cooked perfectly and presented to a standard I've never seen before in a small and quiet village restautrant

Visited June 2012
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Thank G-DIGN
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A favourite”
Reviewed February 21, 2012

We have been to this restaurant about 6 times now, and it has never disappointed. The food is always excellent and well-proportioned, and is good value. The staff don't speak much English (and my French is very limited), but they are as patient and helpful as they can be, and very welcoming.
There are restaurants where the food is of a higher standard, but they would be at a much higher price. This is interesting, well-prepared food at very good prices.
We will continue to visit.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Ian H
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Battle, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't even think twice - go there!”
Reviewed December 11, 2011

Superb cooking to be enjoyed in a super real French restaurant. Do not confuse this establishment with the tourist one in the nearby resorts!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank Peter D
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