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“Bib tres elaboré et créatif”
Review of L'Eden Restaurant

L'Eden Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Houlgate
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $46
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Bib tres elaboré et créatif”
Reviewed August 31, 2012

Excellent !
did tedt on le full menus bib<30, & the <40... Very elaborated and both eccell.. My wife's 40' obviously the best, but my bib was very high in quality to price!

BUT 2 little cons are to be consider if u wish to dine there:
-the cheeses were not so fresh/lait cru style... The livarot looked 'industrial'... But the espelette-goat- was a very good personnal discovery!
-our 2 kids came along us, 3 & 5 y.o... As we had aperitif before coming to Eden and it was 21 o', we decided they'll share this 3-course children menu's stiff 13euros, and we asked the Eden not to serve them the 'entrée-fifst dish en français'..they 'd eat only the main dish&dessert... But as they understandably received a half chicken fillet...?!.. Ok... But they received just 1 small vanilla ice ball...TO SHARE!... LEAVING A 120e bill, what a bad decision and very bad impression..knowing we discarded the entrée at menu order to give so disrespect to what is the aim for a child....DESSERT!

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Thank Olivier M
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good value for money food, indifferent service”
Reviewed October 7, 2011

We returned to L'Eden after a 2 year gap. The restaurant has been extended and re-decorated which looks very nice. The owner is still very pleasant and as usual does not come into the restaurent until later in the evening. If she was to be there from the start she might be able to observe the young blond waitresses behaviour. The waitress needs to learn a little patience and decorum, especially with english customers!

The food could not be faulted and very good value for money.

We hope to return in November and will post further comments on our experience.

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  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank WilliamsHampshire
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Brussels Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Good value, terrible service”
Reviewed September 19, 2010

My wife and I ate here recently and took the 34 Euro menu which turned out to be extremely good value, all the courses were well prepared except for a poor rum baba.

What lets this restaurant down, as other reviewers have commented, is the very poor service. The moment we arrived the waiter 'greeted' very coolly. My wife, who speaks French fluently, attempted a light hearted comment but got little response. We did not receive an amuse bouche although other tables did. The waitress who served the cheese rolled her eyes when my wife asked her to repeat the varieties of cheeses. All in all the staff were far from pleasant which would make me think twice about returning.

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1 Thank Richard S
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great food shame about the service”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

As mentioned by other reviews, the food at L'Eden is of the highest quality and very good value. The 26 Euro menu had 4 courses (plus an amuse bouche to start), the highlights being baby rabbit tarte (sorry vegetarians!), oysters, cod with separate fish pie and chorizo "creme", chicken with chanterelle mushrooms and the cheese trolley. The rum bhaba was ok and unusually constructed.

The strange thing about a restaurant serving this quality of food that some of the waiters were dressed like they walked in off the street and one in particular had a habit of throwing food in front of you, spilling sauce in the process, pouring the wine so quicky it missed the glass and dropping food on the floor. Sharpen up the service and this would be a truly great place to eat.

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1 Thank TripWriter43
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“A restaurant not to be missed”
Reviewed June 12, 2010

We had dinner at L'eden on 9th June 2010 to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We had the lowest fixed price menu and the food was absolutely divine. The service was excellent and as for the rhum baba for desert - it was to die for. The staff are very friendly and although they did not speak English, we managed to communicate with each other. A meal that will remain in our memories for years to come.

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1 Thank moe45
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