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“A Fine Meal”

Auberge de la Marine
Ranked #2 of 32 Restaurants in Le Crotoy
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $46 - $85
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A Fine Meal”
Reviewed April 16, 2012

A friendly welcome awaits you in this bar/restaurant lying back from the port. The walls are gaily painted with local fishing scenes. Otherwise, the deco is sobre, but the lovely old floor tiles have been preserved. There is plenty of choice on the three course menu at EUR 34. We started with ravioli of lamb sweetbreads and langoustines, and scallops marinaded in orange juice and beautifully decorated with green asparagus. Both of us chose turbot as the main course: pan fried, firm and golden, it was served with local potatoes, and various tiny vegetables. For dessert, we sampled the local "gateau battu", prepared as French toast and accompanied by gingerbread ice cream. The food is delicious and the presentation fastidious. The wine list is reasonable and the total cost of our meal including two house aperitifs, a bottle of wine and coffee was EUR 107. The number of tables is limited, so booking is essential.

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank oldbirder
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Delicious food in a simple brasserie”
Reviewed November 17, 2011

The place looks deceptively low key but they do know how to cook delicious food. I can especially recommend their lamb.
Service is charming and attentive. And the prices are very reasonable.

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2 Thank PukkaSahib
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Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A feast for the eyes and stomach !”
Reviewed September 20, 2011

Every time we go to this restaurant the food is wonderful and the service too . It is owned by a young couple (husband - chef and wife - front of house). The menu changes with the seasons using local produce such as fish, duck, lamb and the presentation and tastes are of Michelin star standard. For a 3 course meal the price is around 34 euros with a cheaper option of 23 euros, so although it is not as cheap as lots of the other restaurants in the town it is excellent value for the meal you will enjoy here. There is a good wine list . This restaurant was a pizza restaurant and although high quality table ware is used the decor is quirky and doesn't quite fit the standard of the food but don't be put off. The lady owner speaks english and is happy to explain the menu if you are stuck. Presentation is a delight. They are closed tuesdays and wednesdays. Booking is advisable as it is a favourite with locals and tourists. There is a bar at the front of the building which attracts the locals and tourists for a drink or coffee. I also believe they have rooms but I can't comment on those.

  • Visited September 2011
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2 Thank Angela G
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Kent, UK
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious fish - delightful service”
Reviewed July 3, 2011

My elderly father, even older mother in law and my son stopped here for lunch en route to Normandy. As we were looking forward to a big dinner later, we only had a main course each.

The service was friendly, helpful and charming with no evident disappointment that we were not going for 3 courses.

We enjoyed delicious, turbot, sea bream, smoked salmon and cod dishes and an excellent pichet of Sauvignon Blanc.

Other reviewers have mentioned that from the outside it looks like a pub and the restaurant itself is in the back. However, this only tells half the tale as the restaurant is a lovely blue painted airy room with marine murals and paintings on the walls plus old fishing and cooking utensils.

Thouroughly recommended if you are in the area of Le Crotoy on the Somme Estuary.

  • Visited June 2011
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2 Thank Jimmy_Superscot
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London, United Kingdom
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“The most delightful visit.”
Reviewed June 8, 2011

my wife and I were staying in a nearby town on the coast when we came across L'Auberge de la Marine on trip advisor. All our meals up until then had been pretty average and we needed to find some great local cuisine. At first we thought that we'd gone to the wrong place as it seemed more like an english pub than a restaurant but then we glimpsed the room at the back where the dining tables were.
it's a husband and wife run restaurant that's well run, has an excellent service, is reasonably priced, serves only locally sourced produce and has a menu to die for. the cooking was so inventive and perfectly seasoned that we are already planning our trip to visit again next year. wonderful!

Visited May 2011
2 Thank davidgilmour42
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