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“Choking hazard”
Review of Le Cafe de Jeanne

Le Cafe de Jeanne
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Cheshire
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Choking hazard”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We should have heeded the warning signs, a somewhat frosty reception and being told that we had to eat outside when we wanted to be inside should have been a warning to leave for somewhere more customer friendly.

I opted for what was described as 'rump steak'. I attempted to eat the slab of sinew and gristle but it was literally inedible, we think that it was actually stewing steak. Trying to swallow a piece of this 'meat' it got stuck in my gullet (my main thought was, lucky there's a hospital over the road) however some hearty thumps on the back from my wife managed to dislodge it.

The shock of this unpleasant experience, the fact we felt our French was inadequate to describe what had happened plus a too English desire not to make a scene meant that I left the uneaten 'steak' on my plate fully expecting the lady patron to ask what was wrong with it.

In fact she removed the plate without comment and with her customary frosty demeanour and left us with the bill.

There are plenty of good places to eat in the town, so we wont be returning here!

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Dover
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by exterior”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

Shabby exterior and badly photocopied menu but we were late and there were spaces so we went in. Tables in both garden and inside. Menu is not a complete listing of aperitifs available so if you have a favourite (as we do, Ricard) ask and you may be lucky. Bistro style food - main course and dessert. We all had something different - moules, steak, salad, paella - and all were excellent, substantial and good value for money. Friendly staff, almost no English spoken so make sure you can speak French or have a good dictionary. Aperitifs, dinner, 2 puddings and 1 cheese plate, 3 coffees and 4 (in)digestifs came out at less than 30 euros

  • Visited August 2013
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