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Bistrot le Vivier

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Promenade des Planches, 14360 Trouville-sur-Mer, France
+33 2 31 98 15 53
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate the prix fixe lunch - 2 courses 13.90 euros and 3 for 19.90, which was good value for the quality, which was more than acceptable. It was a quiet, off-season day and our service was good - the meal was hot, well-paced and the waiter was helpful. The views across the sands are great - overall, we ate... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Visited with friends, we had high hoes for this restaurant, set on the promenade with a great view. Unfortunately the service and quality of the food did not meet our expectations. What avshame.

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Westcott, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here as it is attached to(though independent of) our hotel. The location on the beach is lovely, the menu as pricey as all the rest with a bit more limited choice. The food was good but not outstanding. Wouldn't rush back for another visit except for its convenience. The friture de eperlans (whitebait) was a take on at the... More 

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St. George, Canada
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here in Mid September. The restaurant wasn't too busy and we enjoyed dinner outside. There were people practising boules which was entertaining to watch. The mussels were wonderful and plentiful for the price. My husband didn't enjoy his chicken. The service was spotty, but the location fit our requirements.

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Thank mdfw2gc
Barcelona, Spain
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783 reviews
520 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Enjoyed a nice view with family in Trouville. Luckily weather was great so we went out for a walk afterwards. Food was all OKAY, I ordered an steak hache and a terrine of paté. Normal quality, had what I ordered, not bad at all. The only thing the service was very very slow. I have nothing against them I think... More 

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Carrieres-sous-Poissy, France
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60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

a great location by the seafront with impeccable service but I am sorry to say that the food was only average. A fish soup was very average and the sea bass (bar) I had was rather normal with even a dry piece of lemon . The wine and the dessert however was good. It is a shame that the cuisine... More 

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Thank AndrewST16
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

Perfect place to dine out. Food is delicious and affordable. Great views directly to the beach. Staff very good and very attentive. Food menu is great value but drinks were a bit expensive. Over all, I would recommend this place for seafood lovers :-)

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Thank Alex B
Marseille, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

We be been here for a couple dinner. Meat and seafood Were HORRIBLE. According to the chief, after complaining, he said that his food was "eatable". Poor guy he does not understand the concept of fresh food despite a good location

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Thank Pedro P
Paris, France
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

This is one of the few boardwalk restaurants found along the beach in Trouville. Despite a recent updating of the decor that makes the place more appealing, the food remains to be desired.The mussels we ordered were sandy and the creme sauce lacked flavor. On a sunny weekend the boardwalk is very crowded so if you are seated on the... More 

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Thank HRS55
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

Excellent and rich Seafood platter with a good Chablis recommended but also the other fish and seafood menues

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$84
Cuisine
Seafood, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Promenade des Planches, 14360 Trouville-sur-Mer, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Trouville-sur-Mer
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 98 15 53

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?