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Restaurant Chez Hortense

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Avenue du Semaphore, 33950, Lege-Cap-Ferret, France
+33 5 56 60 62 56
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
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19:00 - 23:00
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Perhaps I was oversold on this restaurant as it is quite famous locally but the things that I really liked were only mussels and desserts, otherwise it's too busy and other dishes and service are just normal. So it's worth visiting for the mussles but otherwise I would go for a more relaxed place

Thank Konstantin I
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Chez Hortense was for years and years my favourite place and I would still recommend it to anyone for all the food - specially for their moules and sole fish. However, the celebrities, their popularity made them become super arrogant and work in factory style with 2 services and if you are not a celebrity it is almost impossible to... More 

1 Thank Sailoralex
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had a fabulous long lunch at Chez Hortense yesterday. We ordered the Sea Bass which was tender and delicious and the Château Saint Pierre 2015 Tradition Rosé was quaffed in abundance :) They are famous for their French fries too and they did not disappoint. I highly recommend Chez Hortense for a meal. Booking during the Summer months is... More 

Thank Alice H
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you love mussels this is your heaven. They come heaped on large platters, fragrant with garlic. They are accompanied by fries. I got the sole, which was superb. But our party of 10 could not eat all of the mussels, so I gladly offered to help! Don't go for the steak. Seafood is divinely fresh here and those who... More 

Thank Cathleen H
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We had a late lunch here with 4 adults and 7 children. We were staying down the road and cycled here. It was well worth it. Mussels and oysters were out of this world and apparently the chips were the best that have been tasted in a long while! Idyllic location overlooking the sea, and impeccable service. Well worth a... More 

Thank Caroline P
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

What can I say?? one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. The food and service was out of this world. The setting overlooking the beach and sea is breathtaking. I would highly recommend this to everyone. If you are in France. do go to this restaurant. Picture this an amazing eating experience great food, excellent service And... More 

Thank Linda S
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Saw this on the TV and took a detour off our road trip from Santander to Le Mans not to be disappointed by the recommended delicious mussels.

Thank Helen A
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I'm writing this because i'm shocked to see that there are quite a few negative reviews of Chez Hortense. This place is excellent. i've eaten here three times, 2016, 2015 and 2014 and have been extremely pleased each time. Perhaps some of the negative reviews are due to the simple and uncomplicated food that Chez Hortense serve. You can't have... More 

3 Thank Matt M
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99 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We love this place and took my parents for dinner - they loved it too. A few weeks later we saw that Rick Stein visited on his BBC 'Weekend Breaks' show. The house mussels are divine - huge bowls piled high with garlicky, herby mussels with their secret sauce which we think contains bayonne ham. At the end there's loads... More 

Thank WilliamsLondon
Copenhagen, Denmark
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

My wife and I visited Cap Ferret and looked for the most western point to have a walk and a view. Not looking for a specific restaurant, but The Chez Hortense just was there. Looking like nothing special from the outside, but when entering the restaurant it opened up for a house full of smiling guests and very busy waiters... More 

1 Thank Johnny D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue du Semaphore, 33950, Lege-Cap-Ferret, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Lege-Cap-Ferret
  • Phone Number: +33 5 56 60 62 56

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