We had been, very kindly given a “Wonderbox coups de coer Michelin” meal for two. We made a reservation at the renowned Le Petit Coq aux Champs for Saturday 12th May 2012. Unfortunately we were totally disappointed.
We arrived 40 minutes prior to our booking allowing time so that we could enjoy an aperitif in their famously beautiful gardens on what was a beautifully sun early evening , we were told NO to the aperitif in the garden and shown straight to our table. We ordered aperitifs “suggested” by our waiter but not allowed to enjoy them as our “SET MENU” was served almost immediately. The menu was read to us no choices were offered the first course of foie gras was almost raw and swimming in cheap oil NO TASTE , the fish course was overcooked and the sauce a travesty of all that the word offers tasteless.
The veal was good!! The cheese course only confirmed that we were 2nd class clients we were presented with a breakfast bowl of lettuce with a small spoonful some sort of soft cheese, while the table next to us had a choice of 15- 20 cheeses all with an accompanying explanation, the desert consisted of a medley of sweets and a chocolate rock cake!!.
We spent £500.00 travelling to France especially for this meal with ferry and accommodation costs not to mention the 66.00 Euros spent on a taxi to and from the restaurant.
The Michelin organisation should re-visit this establishment on a “Wonderbox Gift Voucher we think Raymond Blanc would laugh once he was over the shock of such a terribly establishment, we’re not quite laughing yet.
To sum this establishment up in one word “TERRIBLE.”
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- Next to Pont Audemer in Haute Normandie, the good life in normandie is not a myth. The Petit Coq aux Champs is nestled in the heart of the countryside between Deauville, Honfleur and Etretat. Let us share with you our vision of a relaxing stay in our privileged natural setting. ... more less
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