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“A Warm Welcome on a Cold Windy Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of le Faitout

le Faitout
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
England
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“A Warm Welcome on a Cold Windy Night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

We were made to feel very welcome in this bistro style restaurant in the centre of Cherbourg. Both a la carte and table d'hote options were available with set menu €23 for 3 courses.
We had local oysters, émincé de veau and roasted guinea fowl and a delicious caramel sweet.
The presentation and quality of our meal was excellent as was the efficient service. A bottle of Brouilly was €26, a bit expensive I thought.
Overall a most enjoyable evening in a welcoming restaurant and highly recommended.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank CrankyNWEngland
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English first
Oxfordshire
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64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Le Faitout ... Charming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2013

A charming and very French bistro in Cherbourg with lovely staff and delicious food - prix fixe 3 courses at 23 euros amazing value and wonderful food

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank betseybooc
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Brilliant French Restaurant, Short walk from Cherbourg marina”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

Visited Le Faitout on a weekend sail to Cherbourg. It is only a 5 minute walk from the marina, loacted on Rue Tour Carree. The restaurant was recommended to me by a friend and he was quite right. The restaurant was very nice inside, had a warm atmosphere. The service was very good. the staff spoke enough English to fill the gaps in our French.
We took advantage of a 3 course set menu for 23Euros. Between us we covered all the options. The food was authentic french cuisine cooked and presented exceptionally well. We enjoyed snails, souffles, duck, fish, cheese and deserts. I look forward to eating there again very soon.

  • Visited February 2013
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3 Thank fcsmw
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Tasty, but had to cobble together a veggie option.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012

I'm vegetarian, and to eat there they had to cobble together the two cheese courses they had at the end of the menu (not classified as either starters or mains) but while they were tasty they were small and even adding potatoes didn't turn the "main course" one into something the size of a main course.

I'd give them 3.5 if I could give another half point, but I gave a place that made a better effort of creating a veggie main where there was none on the menu a 4 (a point down for not having anything listed) so this one has to get a bit less.

Also - despite explaining I'm vegetarian and don't eat fish I was given a Salmon Mousse pre-meal taster. Returned it untouched.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Tony H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent indeed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

We found this cosy little place, in the cold town of Cherbourg, on Tripadvisor and were very surprised! The staff was friendly and smiled a lot. Me and my girlfriend ordered the menu and were very happy afterwards. The presentation and food quality is extraordinary, unlike many other restaurants in the region. We would certainly go again...

  • Visited July 2012
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2 Thank accidentje
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