Le Bistro du Port: Fabulous seafood
We only had the time for one meal during our stay in Honfleur, so wanted to make it a good one. Arriving on a Saturday night without a reservation anywhere did cause a bit of a problem, and we were turned away from the first few places that we liked the look of.
Then Le Bistro du Port caught our eye….well, the HUGE seafood platters on people's tables caught our eye! They did have a spare table, though unfortunately it was inside the restaurant, rather than on the lovely terrace at the front, oh well, we were hungry and the food looked great so we stayed.
The restaurant is located across the road from the port, a block or two from the Vieux Bassin. It specialises in seafood, and boy did it look good!
Favorite Dish: We started with some oysters, sharing a dozen between the 3 of us. I think I can honestly say these were the best oysters I have ever eaten! And they were big too. Yum.
Main meals - Chris & I both had the Roast Tuna steak with a pistachio & almond crust and a red wine sauce - the flavours were quite unusual, but the fish was fantastic. Alex had the Salmon, Swordfish & Cod kebab, served on lemon Risotto, which he said was delicious.
Chris & Alex managed to squeeze in some dessert - they both had the Apple Tart, which was beautifully presented (see photo).
We enjoyed a very refreshing bottle of Sancerre with our meal, and Chris & Alex sampled a small glass of Calvados (apple brandy) with their dessert
A lovely meal was had by all, and perhaps next time we will order one of those HUGE seafood platters!
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Wine Tasting
- Food and Dining
Nice cosy restaurants equally classy pitoresque ones - its up to u...All around the harbour, u cant miss them..
So much enjoyed sea food plates, fish soup with chees & mayonese, mussels & fries...
Though, looking for a restaurant/ table could be quite a hassle, specially as they close pretty early, they're not too many & specially on public holidays they are overbooked. That night we ended up in bar restaurant after half an hour negotiations and queues...
L'Arome Marin: Gourmand Normand
We had a wonderful meal here. The seafood is outstanding (according to my companions. I am a no-fish no-seafood person, and there were multiple choices for me).
We got a table without a reservation, because we arrived at 7 pm. Later, they were turning people away like mad, so a reservation is worthwhile.
Favorite Dish: My friend raved about the fish soup. I had a turkey stew with a calvados sauce... heavenly!
Main courses range from 10 to 15 euros.
La Ciderie: Gallettes & Crepes
We dived into this spot to get away from the lunchtime crowds. We had a 20 month en-tow and so needed some space for him to run riot, without disturbing too many people.
- Family Travel
L'Absinthe: The better French Cuisine
Very stylish restaurant.
Antique interior in old house near the port, perfect service, Maitre Sommelier present for fine Wines.
Favorite Dish: Artichoke soup with Almonds and Blue Cheese
There are many restraunts here, the ones around the quay are very popular as its such a picturesque setting
Favorite Dish: Seafood is widely available, fresh and delicious
Moules Normandie et frites was my favourite
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