We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1 rue de la Ville, 14600, Honfleur, France
+33 2 31 89 39 00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

413 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 103: English reviews
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinner on Jan 02. Great service, lovey atmosphere and really good food. The dining room is charming with a real fire and ancient exposed beams. Highly recommend

Thank David A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed in the dinner in this restaurant on the port of Honfleur. We were served very slowly, and the food was unappetising and overcooked - think the fish had been frozen. Would not return.

Thank mattymoo2015
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place but not so easy for vegan, and quite expensive for so few in the plate ! but very good quality food.

Thank olivierIn78
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Having arrived late at our hotel we were recommended L'Absinthe: a plus point is that it was open late when others had closed. Excellent traditional French seafood. Attentive and professional service. Nice ambience. Even though it was late we didn't feel rushed: a relief after a long drive. Well situated by the harbour's edge. Best meal that we had in... More 

Thank John H
Honfleur, France
Level Contributor
87 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

A quiet Monday evening in town, but what a special treat to be so well looked after by pleasant smart and attentive staff. Wine list is large and expensive and the offer of a recommendation by the waiter filled me with fear. No need to worry because he suggested about the cheapest white which was excellent! The 30euro for 2... More 

Thank Brian C
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Service was excellent and very good food. We have scallops as a main which were so good. Nice wine list not cheap but good quilts. I would also recommend this as a nice for couples or friends to eat the atmosphere inside is very nice.

Thank Mark O
Level Contributor
42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We visited here with a large group on our way back to Paris from Normandy. The food was good, although slightly under seasoned. The waitstaff and the wine were fantastic. Beautiful setting in a beautiful town.

Thank Anthony L
Windsor, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had dinner following eating at one of the sister restaurants. It is of course a much more classy place and the ambiance is very good. However it gets booked up and we found it a bit tiresome that it felt like an endless queue of people walked past our table to try to book and were turned away so... More 

Thank longtimetraveller13
Bradford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here on a number of occasions and our greeting may be influenced by recognition, but all customers appeared to be made equally welcome. A wide range of menus and surprisingly, for an above average restaurant, starting at very competitive prices, which some may not have realised. The ambiance and attention to detail mark this as a place... More 

Thank Robert F W
Level Contributor
100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

After a morning looking round the very interesting and beautiful town of Honfleur we needed to choose somewhere for lunch and this restaurant fitted the bill. We found the restaurant very welcoming. I had a goats cheese and beetroot starter and my partner had melon with smoked duck. For main course we both had a guinea fowl and everything was... More 

Thank GaryW123

Travellers who viewed L'Absinthe also viewed

Honfleur, Calvados
Honfleur, Calvados

Been to L'Absinthe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$146
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 rue de la Ville, 14600, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 89 39 00

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from L'Absinthe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?