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“What a shock for the diners!”
Review of La Croix d'Or

La Croix d'Or
Ranked #1 of 45 Restaurants in Avranches
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 5, 2013

We stopped off for lunch on the way to catch the Cherbourg ferry having spent 10 days motorbiking round France and we smelled like ripe Camembert but the consummate professional staff welcomed us. They took our jackets, helmets, backpacks and put them into secure storage while we enjoyed our lunch which we chose from the 26 euros menu - it was to be out last meal in France. We were treated to an amuse bouche of a shot glass cucumber 'soup' followed by two massive slices of pate cut at the table from the terrine it which it was cooked and it was the best of the holiday. This was followed by pork in a lavender sauce served with fondant potatoes and then there came the cheese board. We then had the surprise selection of desserts which highlighted all the chefs' fine patisseries skills. We had no room for any coffee and could hardly get back on the bikes again. The restaurant was busy with local people who were welcomed and the service was exceptional. The staff were very gracious in handing over our iffy clothes and we were treated like royalty. It was more up market than we anticipated for a quick stop off and I should have been wearing the family jewels but the meal was one to remember.

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Reviewed April 26, 2013

It's worth staying here for the restaurant alone- traditional, elegant and v civilised! An intimate setting with flawless yet friendly service. Fab wine list too- not overpriced.

Thank TravellingDub
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have been coming here for 10 years and it never disappoints.

This restaurant is set in a small hotel, c. 30 bedrooms, at the North end of the town 5 minutes walk from the centre. The buildings are fabulous and grounds are perfectly manicured which gives a great backdrop.

You could be forgiven for expecting this to be very expensive, but we ate for £30 per head including wine and were not disappointed by a single mouthful. The wine list is varied with half bottles available in most categories - the quality of the red Graves that we had was excellent.

The restaurant is a little formal and without being at all stuffy, the service is exceptional and children are made to feel very welcome. I had scallops for starters which were perfectly cooked and my daughter had the 'best vegetable soup ever, which is amazing for somebody with a professed hatred of anything green. We had three different types of steak for main and mine was wonderfully different accompnied by a citrus sauce and 'yuzu marmalade'

All of this was outdone by a sublime apple tart with salted caramel sauce, of which I could have eaten two (or more).

Will definitely return.

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1  Thank John N
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Over Easter, thanks to a recommendation by our hotel (La Ramade), we ended up having dinner at La Croix d'Or to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were totally blown away by how nice this restaurant was - great food, welcoming setting and impeccable service. Thanks for a most memorable night out.

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Thank Rachel_Perry34
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

dogs allowed
very friendly
very relaxed
very tastefull
would go back there... next visit....
where to eat tonight..............

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Thank Marcel v
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