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“going back for seconds”
Review of Le Barbican

Le Barbican
Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Fecamp
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“going back for seconds”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

This is a follow-up to a review last year - last time we had a quick lunch and this time a more leisurely evening meal. The formules were E14.50 for 2 courses or E17 for 3 courses; two choices each for starters and mains and three choices for pud. If you think this is a small choice don't worry, you'll be choosing between delicious or delicious and better to cook a few things well with fresh ingredients than like some out of season restaurants who keep a menu eight feet long, most of it frozen.
We both had mussels with onion,thyme and chorizo in white wine - mussels soft and tasty and the sauce/jus was great mopped up with chunks of bread. (The alternative was mushroom crostini with tarragon cream and it looked fantastic)
Then we both had brill on crushed potatoes and leeks in crab sauce - it was a fair portion but we both could have eaten it twice, it was beautifully seasoned and very more-ish.Brill was new to both of us, from the turbot family, and we really enjoyed it. (The alternative was boeuf bourginon with herb rice).
We also had the same pud - creme brulee with passionfruit - delicately sharp fruit cutting the rich custard.(or there was chocolate delice or apple crumble).
With a bottle of water and Muscadet the bill was just over E50.
Pleased to see we were the only visitors, every other table was locals which must mean that the food is not just good but also consistent. The atmosphere encouraged talk and laughter between tables and there were 2 small well-behaved kids learning at an early age the pleasures of eating out at places like Barbican!

  • Visited January 2014
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gains something in the translation”
Reviewed November 21, 2013

We don't usually eat lunch but were on our way back to catch a ferry on Sunday afternoon and wanted something not too huge and soporific before we set off. Our favourite bar owner in Fecamp (Le Celtique/Francois) recommended Le Barbican which was new and had an English chef and did fish & chips! He was in raptures about the chips especially. The fish and chips come with a glass of wine for 12E and were fantastic. We used to live not far from the best chippy in London, the Seashell in Lisson Grove, and Le Barbican's fish and chips were up to that standard but with a special modern French twist - big fluffy crispy chips and succulent cod in a light crunchy batter. Highly recommended. The chef is the only man in the kitchen so he does a limited but homemade menu too - on a November Sunday that included spicy pumpkin soup, cod with red pepper coulis and white chocolate & clementine cheesecake. It was busy the night before when we passed and just filling up as we left at lunchtime, so hopefully they will do well over the winter and be there for our next visit. Charming wife/girlfriend front of house and right on the quayside.

  • Visited November 2013
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Puivelde
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“Even special requests are possible!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

We were very lucky to have dined in the Barbican:
We were kindly received. The menu was limited but in return we got very delicious food for a more than resonable price! I noticed - already enjoying my meal - the fish and chips were ordered frequently by the other guests. At the end of our fabulous meal we had the idea to order the fish and chips in a doggy bag...seeing a friendly smile of the hostess i knew this special request was no problem at all. We enjoyed eating the nicely packed (and still very warm) fish and chips on our hotel bedroom!!!

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank AntonDB2013
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“Fabulous restaurant!”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Have eaten here twice now and both times had a lovely meal! Very tasty food! Especially the fish and chips where I had a huge portion ...better than most places in England! I look forward to eating here again soon.

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Thank Katie T
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Normandy, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Best Fish & Chips in Fecamp, simple, clean and great value”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

A very small restaurant, only a few tables, a daily menu with a few choices, but all as fresh as they can get (unless you go and fish yourself) and a real English chef. It's the only place in a very wide area where you can get real English Fish & Chips.

Everything is made from scratch, even the chips are really handmade. Food is always fresh, and there is sufficient choices in the menu to keep all food lovers happy.

Menus are very good value, probably one of the cheaper ones in Fecamp, but with real & true food, so a great value.

Service is nice and quick. A definite recommendation.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Dutch-Mikey
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