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“Beautiful environment, excellent service, food super good”
Review of Chez Roger

Chez Roger
Cuisines: French
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

You eat what the Chef have decided. There are no written menus. It's a quite nice suprise, but worth of it. Food is really really good. Atmosphere in the restaurant is great, nice decoration and service super nice and friendly. Really worth of visiting and eating.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Tikis55
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to have the restaurant to ourselves, so it was just like private dining. There was a roaring fire with a beautiful hunk of lamb roasting over it. We were warmly welcomed by a very lovely lady who was an absolute pleasure all evening. It really felt special, like being in a friends home. We had champagne to get the evening off in the right way. Pate with perfectly crisp toast, was followed by oysters in Camembert (just delicious), then of course half a lobster each (always fun to eat). The lamb with a cassoulet was next, followed by a beautiful slice of local cheese with more if we wanted. Finally traditional apple tart. We had a Reuilly and a claret with the meal and of course a few shots of calvados with coffees to finish.
For those who a fussy or who like to choose their meal this is not the place for you. But for those who want a real experience of fine Normandy dining and are prepared to pay (it is not cheap but it is great value) then this is the place for you. Loved it.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank BritabroadParis
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Maybe it was just one of those days, but having heard about Chez Roger for many years from friends who had visited several times before (but who hadn't visited for about 5 years because of price becoming stratospheric), we had very high expectations.

Reality was eccentric - yes, interesting location - yes, polite and helpful team - yes, white, pristine linen - yes. Extremely fresh, high quality ingredients - yes, but little effort in preparation ie: well seasoned but basic terrine (with hard, probably re-heated toast), oysters simply baked with Camembert, lobster with a butter sauce (served separately), spit roasted lamb served only with rather sad jacket potatoes in crumpled up foil, followed by a very small segment of cheese and to finish strawberries with whipped cream. We had 1 bottle of red wine which was the cheapest (33€) - there were 3 bottles of wine vaguely listed on a blackboard or champagne available (no evidence of the price!) and calvados served before the cheese and at the end of dinner (possibly to soften the impact of l'addition!)

So to sum up: glad to have eaten there and of the quality and freshness of basic ingredients, there is no doubt, but a little more effort and enthusiasm would have been appreciated and would have gone further to justify the extremely high price. We will not be rushing to return.

Date of visit: July 2016
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1  Thank Kate W
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

My brother decided that for his 50th birthday that his two brothers and their sons were off to Normandy for a dose of d day commemorations. Who knew he was into this but he is and really knowledgable
My job was finding a great place to have lunch on the Sunday so the Internet was scoured and Chez Roger stood out. Reservation made from the UK and so off we go.
Best laid plans meant that the parachute drop in St Mere Eglise was late so a call to the restaurant was met with a friendly 'come when your ready'..
We arrive at 1.30 which is usually far too late for even a reserved lunch in France but warmly met by the patron and his team and shown to the restaurant.
Now this is probably not for the faint hearted as there is no menu and so no choice. But who cares as it was superb. Marinated salmon, then cooked oysters. They brought out three fresh lobsters to show us and then 10 minutes later they reappeared, flaming on a big dish. More flaming calvados followed and the smell of roasting fish was overwhelming. And even for lobster novices, they were really good, tender and juicy with lots of meat. Particularly praise to Grant who was not into sea food but tucked in with great abandon, promising to have them at home
Salt marsh lamb had been roasted in the hearth accomanied by a delicious bean stew was next and even I was tempted as a fish eating vegetarian. And it was worth it. A lovely Camembert which was delightful, finished off with a tarte tatin. Probably one of the best meals I have ever had and that was before we became involved in the entertainment...
Unbeknown to us, the British group behind suddenly appeared in wigs and costumes. They had been before and had also had at least an hours head start on the wine. Apparently it's a tradition that when you go upstairs you partake of an outfit. We ended up in snazzy jackets, hats and wigs but the wine was of such good quality that those who were drinking were happy with anything. My brothers particular high point was the Scottish guy who appeared in brilliant drag to then sit on his hairy knee. You couldn't make this stuff up but it was fun
Throughout we had really good wine and calvados and the restaurant had a great atmosphere. Don't think I have ever left a meal out like this with kisses for all the staff and it wasn't the calvados.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank Williamkidd
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Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Start with oysters, champagne, then lobsters flambé with calvados, roast lamb with white beans cooked to perfection, more calvados, tart tatain. Yum!

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Davis M
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