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La Planche A

#26 of 375 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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13 rue des Prairies Saint Gilles, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 93 45 52
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Thu 19:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 23:00
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Минск, Беларусь
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Choucroute de poissons is really disgusting. Sour stewed cabbage with four kinds of fish, 3 of which which are not tasty, and 4 different types of shrimps, just to make the dish more expensive. 20 euros for this dissappointment (( Fish soup was good, and the portion was big. Waiter crushed one of the wine glasses, changed and cleaned only... More 

Thank Dasha P
Wigan, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Another seemingly ordinary glass shack (Brassiere) on the street but serving absolutely superb food. I don't believe there is a poor chef in France and am determined to do my best to find out for sure. This one stands out not just because of the food but also because of the waiting staff. They were there at the right time... More 

Thank david-Christina
Warwick, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

We've always eaten in the Vaugeux quarter in Caen but thought we'd give the Marina a try. Many of the restaurants are quite frankly tourist traps, but those behind the Marina are better and we were attracted to La Planche A by its varied and extensive menu. Having eaten rather a lot over the previous fortnight we thought we'd try... More 

Thank ironhorse_10
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

....in every way. So many restaurants to choose from in the locality - fortunately we chose to use this one. Arrived early but made to feel so welcome. Cheerful friendly service - excellent menu choices. We ate a 'la carte' and were amazed at the quality of the food and the cooking, the beautiful presentation and size of the portions!!... More 

Thank farehamArchie
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Had menu of the day, duck and choccie pudding with beer and coffee for €18. Nice atmosphere, pleasant staff.

Thank daves1946
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

awesome food and service ! Stunning Experience ! i strongly recommend it ! It is a well decorated place where you can enjoy a tasty meal, cheap with stunning people !

Thank Benjamin L
Lymington, United Kingdom
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184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

Beautifully prepared plates, almost largish portions of Nouvelle Cuisine. Additions of a suede puree, beautifully prepared Baked potatoes with a creamy filling and mayo, (on all dishes) added to the aura. A broad spectrum on the menu. The assiette to start was enough for a meal for two of us....the main course , mine a St. Jacques and Mussels gratin,... More 

Thank clivegil
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Found this restaurant via Trip advisor and as good as all the reports. The waiter was excellent and a great host. The food was exceptionally good value for the price, we all had the more expensive fixed menu which was extensive in choice and excellent quality. Mussels starter and fish platter main was just excellent, with everything cooked perfectly. The... More 

Thank Gman558
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

We have visited La Planche on our way to the ferry a couple of times; consistently good value bistro type food near to the old docks. Excellent sea food on the good value set menus.

Thank Richard M
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Arrived with very poor French and a little tentative, needn't have worried, welcomed to the table, menu explained in perfect English, free apetiser, which was beautiful, we had oysters to start I had mussels with chips my husband had fish gratin all beautifully fresh, looked and tasted fabulous, would definitely go again great value for money .

Thank Joanne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 rue des Prairies Saint Gilles, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 93 45 52

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?