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Restaurant L'Hippocampe

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46 quai Sainte Catherine, 14600, Honfleur, France
+33 2 31 89 98 36
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Ottawa, Canada
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124 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location especially if the weather permits you dine outside facing the Vieux Bassin. Food was good. Service friendly and efficient.

Thank JacquesLD
high easter
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So slow we gave up waiting after 30 minutes with no drinks or food even though we had ordered. Packed in with fellow guests a few inches away. Plenty of others to choose from so give it a miss.

Thank andyian1965
Hythe, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Whilst looking for lunch for two my wife and l considered this restaurant looked very good. We were not disappointed at our choice. We were immediately seated and given a menu and the staff were courteous and professional. We went for a set menu and my wife had fish soup as a starter whilst I had the fish pate. Both... More 

Thank Stephen B
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Love L'Hippocampe, reliably good. Heavenly steak. Lovely staff. Gorgeous view, right on the beautiful Honfleur basin. Honfleur - heaven.

Thank DeborahPy
Hafnarfjordur, Iceland
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This restaurant is elegant. The food was nice. We had chicken and sea bream. The desserts were great.

Thank Freydís Jóna F
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Quite contrary to the reviews I have just read, we had an excellent time at L'hippocampe. We arrived at a busy time so had to wait about twenty minutes for a table. We were a party of seven plus a dog so not easily accommodated at a lot of places. We sat in the late October sunshine on the Quay... More 

Thank AnonymousCT118AB
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

In Etretat, really the worse not the best of restaurants of the coast unfortunately. Nice place to visit, but very poor quality of the restaurants. Tourism office low quality, tried to be polite, but the manager is very arrogant.

Thank Etretat c
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for its location and the minute the maitre d spoke to us we experienced that surly French attitude that no one enjoys. Loved the mussels- seafood stew was very bland- think you could do better elsewhere.

Thank BarbTraveler
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was a restaurant we found free around 9pm in Honfleur, a truly beautiful place by the sea in Normandie. The owner and the waiter could not smile. That was an issue you are a tourist , visiting a very nice village and you would like to have dinner. Should you feel feel guilty about that? Food was good, wine,... More 

Thank Gaetano F
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch, waiting staff rushed and not very friendly. Asked for a table, and the waitress indicated the table and did not want us to sit down until she had put paper tablecloths on top, which she did while muttering and being generally surly. Slow service, waiter wanted to take the entire order and drinks at once, seemed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 46 quai Sainte Catherine, 14600, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 89 98 36

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?