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“Great little restaurant, superb food”
Review of Le Doyen

Le Doyen
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Sussex
Level 6 Contributor
271 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant, superb food”
Reviewed October 11, 2011

Visited this restaurant last weekend for what must be the 20th time in as many years - so good we go back every time we're in Boulogne. The table d'hôte menus have changed little in all that time, but what they do, they do so well. Try the moules entrée, served in a shell dish - still the best we've ever tried!

The proprietress told me they've been there 23 years now - he cooks and she serves. Yes, I agree she does not always appear very friendly, but we've never had any problem with food or service, and thoroughly recommend the restaurant. And no, I've no axe to grind and am not in their employ - as she had no time or inclination to chat I did not tell her that I would be recommending the restaurant on Tripadvisor!

  • Visited October 2011
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Lille, France
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“delicious kitsch”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

The decor is pure kitsch, but the food and service could not be better. The waitress/proprietor was exceedingly friendly and helpful, and the food was amazing. Despite all the choices in town we went back and had just as fine a meal - seafood, again, of course - the second time around.

  • Visited July 2011
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South East England
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great little Restaurant, food very good and good value”
Reviewed December 9, 2010

We have used this restaurant a few times now, and have never been disappointed, actually it has improved, it is amazing value for money Lovely house wine.(red)

It is small, but that gives it some atmosphere, yes, the decor is what you may call kitch, and the lady that serves does not seem too welcoming,( but is fine after a while) but it is the food we go for..
A good appetite is essential if you go for the !8.80 or 25 .00 Euro menu, but another smaller express menu is offered for 12 Euros including a drink.and coffee
Looking forward to our next visit soon. One of our better experiences of french food.

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Suffolk
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely food - bad service”
Reviewed October 17, 2010

Was shown up to the upstairs room and put at a table in the corner even though no one else was eating up there. The waitress was a one man band and clearly was not in a rush. The food was fab, lovely and great value for money so if you can put up with bad service the food is certainly worth it....

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