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“We used it twice in 3 days”

Restaurant Le Papagall
Price range: $0 - $41
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
portsmouth
Level 5 Contributor
96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“We used it twice in 3 days”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Very good, once with the kids, and then later with friends. It fills up quick on a Saturday, but we got in at 6.30 and it was pretty quiet. By 8 it was full. Monday night it was empty. Food was standard fare but cooked well, i enjoyed the Duck. Nice little bar next door that looked cosy....

  • Visited July 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cheshire
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

After seeing Le Papagall rated as 2nd best in Arromanches, we decided to give it a try. However we did not realise that it is the best of an average selection of restaurants in this tourist destination. The service was very slow due to an inexperienced young girl serving alone. We waited a long time for our food, which was dry & overcooked when it arrived. As if it had been cooked & left under a heat lamp or equivalent. Looking around at other diners meals, if you like chips/French fries, you'll be fine as most plates were overflowing with them. The décor is OK, but my place setting was sticky. Having watched the table near being cleared, I could understand why. The table settings were not changed, just given a cursory wipe. Not the best, but we have had worse.

  • Visited July 2013
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London United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“COMPACT, FRIENDLY and GREAT FOOD”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

Whilst filming for battlefieldvideo.com on the Normandy Beaches, i visited this above restaurant.
The food was superb, the service very friendly and efficient, the premises are quite compact, but this only added to the great atmosphere. A most enjoyable and reasonably priced visit overall. All of this despite a Dutch couple trying on the old trick of complaining falsely to get some money off the bill.

  • Visited June 2013
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best meal in arromanches”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We had had a very bad experience at a main street restaurant in Arromanches a couple of nights previously and after a TA search decided on the Papagall. As a group of seven we wondered if we may have problems without a reservation but the staff were very helpful and we quickly secured a good table. The service was efficient and unhurried with plenty of friendly banter with the staff. There is a good range of fixed priced options and plenty to choose from. Seafood appetisers, Duck, Scallops and Steaks were all fine. Great deserts and a good wine list. Plenty of locals were in as well and we didn't feel that we were regarded or treated differently from them.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ckeeble
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Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Looks are deceiving...”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

From the outside it's a little deceiving. Simple decor.
And you expect mediocrity in such a touristy spot.
But this little place is worth spending your euros in. My father and I had an excellent dinner here, and contemplated returning again during our relatively short stay.
The fish was perfectly cooked, and the courses were all excellent.
It'll be on my lost of places to come back to the next time I'm in Normandy.

Visited June 2013
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Thank uberjim
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