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“Two great meals”
Review of Le Bistro

Le Bistro
Price range: $16 - $31
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Two great meals”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

Excellent food, great service and made you feel welcome despite us not speaking much french. Will visit again next time we return to the area!

  • Visited September 2012
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent local cuisine”
Reviewed September 6, 2012

We discovered this restaurant our first year in Normandy and have been at least twice every year for three years now.

We love the atmosphere of the place and its outside seating which is perfect on a sunny day. They have a well priced menu with a good selection of courses, including pasta, pizza, salads and local specialities such as moules et frites (mussels and fries), poulet au cidre (chicken in cider) and filet mignon (pork fillet) in a creamy pommeau sauce.

I'd highly recommend it especially poulet au cidre, great value and great food.

  • Visited July 2012
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Leeds
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely restaurant”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

My family are regulars at Le Bistrot when we are in Arromanches, which we visit every summer as a part of our family holiday in Normandy. We do love the restaurant, although it does have some flaws.

The main attraction, the food, is always lovely - we have never had a bad meal there. The only time we had a problem (the lasagne was cold) the staff were very kind and dealt with the problem quickly and efficiently. Much of the choice is fairly Europeanized e.g. pizza, pasta but there are also some lovely French dishes to try. My particular favourite is the Poulet au Cidre (chicjen in cider) which was divine. The mussels of all varieties are also lovely, as is the Fillet mignon avec sauce pommeau (pork fillet with pommeau sauce). The crepes are also delicious.

The downsides - well, the actually restaurant is a nice set up but pretty small, hence it does get crowded and can be a bit of a squeeze at times, particularly in bad whether. There is an outside seating area but this is on a busy pedestrian area so is not really ideal. Also, when the restaurant is busy the service can be a bit slow and less welcoming. However, generally we have always found the staff lovely, and the fact we make the effort to try as well as we can to speak French where possible also goes down well. The staff are particularly good with kids - my five year old son has charmed more than one waitress there and gets rather spoilt by them as a result.

The food is slightly pricey - but only slightly and it is comparible with prices elsewhere in the town/area. I would have liked more choices of French speciality dishes on the menu also.

Overall though, we do really like the Bistrot and the niggles are not enough to put us off, and we would recommend you pay a visit if in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
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UK
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Crowded, but clean”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Had some nice moules et frites in blue cheese sauce here, a little pricey, but similar to most other places in the town, service was a bit slow and not so friendly, but restaurant was clean and smart with seats on the main pedestrianised street.

Visited August 2012
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Essex
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Best place for mussels & scallops !”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

we had an afetrnoon in Arromanches with our children. The menu is expansive and has a decent 3 selection menu for kids. The food was just perfect, I had mussels my wife had scallops. The waiter was perfect, courteous and smiling. The speed during a busy weekend was just perfect. Well dlone.

  • Visited August 2012
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