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“Unforgettable experience!”

Restaurant Chez Tante Fauvette
Ranked #5 of 84 Restaurants in Saint-Omer
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
West Midlands
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35 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unforgettable experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2010

From the time we entered to the time we left the restaurant, the whole experience was superb. The warmest of welcomes and food which tasted as real food should - fresh from the market that morning and cooked to perfection. Needs to be booked to avoid disappointment. If you are in St Omer, this restaurant should not be missed!

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English first
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A lovely lunchtime meal with my family...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2010

A lovely lunchtime meal with my family. My mother-in-law's bizarre requirement for fish without sauces was well accommodated and our food was very good. We recommend booking as this restaurant is popular locally - practically full on a Thursday lunchtime, mainly with les Français, not les Anglais, I'm pleased to report.

If you have some spare time in Calais or Boulogne - day trip or travelling through - travel a little further out and get a far better value meal with a very friendly and welcoming host.

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BritAbroad
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Superb dining experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2010

In nearly 40 years of dining in France we have never enjoyed a more complete experience than at Chez Tante Fauvette. Owner/Chef Olivier Sowinski runs the entire show from generous welcome, to taking your order with detailed explanations of dishes, to recommending the wine and serving at table .... oh, and cooking the food!

Olivier presents a small, well-balanced menu and even smaller but well-chosen wine list in his small establishment. We were impressed by his flexibility over menu options. He is passionate about supporting local producers and their quality produce - qualities that come through clearly in his classic French cooking style of traditional dishes.

On the night we dined the restaurant was full and the atmosphere most cordial. Olivier found time to speak to all of his guests and there was a really nice buzz of conversation and bonhomie. Our meal was leisurely and unhurried - we were in there for 3.5 hours!

All in all, a wonderful and memorable evening and one we most certainly plan to repeat!

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1 Thank Britabroad22
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London
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great local restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

Small place. Limited menu but utterly charming and great food using local produce. Definitely worth finding and visiting.

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tyne and wear uk
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“You will not be disappointed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2010

My wife and i had a fabulous evening here on a weekend break in may 2010. The host/chef/patron was fantastic, food exellent, atmosphere and ambience superb give it a go you'll certainly not be disappointed

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