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La Petite Chaloupe

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4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
+33 2 31 21 72 97
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12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well, what can I say? I always check TA reviews but on this occasion I didn't have any mobile data. I've often found that small harbour restaurants can be excellent a few streets from the sea, however this establishment is no such place. Really wanting some seafood before returning to the pescadorean desert that is Argentina, i eyed the menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having eaten here about three times for lunch I can recommend it for a light lunch away from the quayside. I guess the attitudes are just French; but it is reasonably priced and prompt.

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Thank ColinMacmillan
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

If you are French then you may get a warm welcome. We are British and have visited this restaurant four times, only to see if the service can get any worse. The food is quite nice, but the 'service' leads much to be desired, the menu is dropped on the table, we speak a bit of French and often get... More 

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Culworth
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Didn't research before visiting, sadly. Thought the restaurant looked quirky and interesting so we gave it a try. Only 1 other couple in there, but summarily sent to tiny table in corner and a pair of menus thrown down. I can read a tiny bit of French but other half has no French at all. When I asked for an... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Really top quailty food here, we had some delicious fish dishes and the fish soup was excellent and so was the service,. A quirky styled restaurant that works well and would recommend it,

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Thank lisbo
Preston
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

the café is situated at the back of the harbour, the appearance from outside with flashing Fish and Chip sign could be misleading to the English as a (chip shop) which it is not , the service was very abrupt food being almost thrown at you it makes Allo Allo look like the ritz.

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Thank Sh271
Bochum, Germany
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We really looked foreward visiting this little restaurant because of it´s heavy premature praise we read about this place. It has won several prices each year for the best mussels and for it´s cleanliness. But what they really do NOT DESERVE is the price for customer friendlyness!!I have never ever experienced such an unfriendly service at all! I have never... More 

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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Must be the rudest person at this place as stated in previous reviews. .We looked at the menu outside and saw things in English that we would possibly like plus I can understand many things in French. Went inside stood there waiting to be seated. A woman appeared so I said we were four persons, then without a Bonjour, hallo... More 

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Bayeux, France
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We were attracted by the quaint decor and awards displayed outside, and ventured in for lunch. The menu was old-fashioned and the badly designed home-computer style posters for specials around the walls gave it a feel of a discount carpet warehouse. I had Fish and Chips - bland chips - possibly oven-ready and if actually deep-fried completely flavourless. The fish... More 

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Thank DDayPaul
Hitchin
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The food was edible, nothing special. The waitress was unbelievably rude and offensive. Plates were dumped on the table. We asked for tap water and the waitress responded with "what" in a very rude and aggressive manner. The cheese course was actually good and we asked what the cheese was and again got the really rude response. Our French is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 rue Traversiere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 21 72 97

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