Top Choice Brasserie in Le Havre

La Taverne Paillette

Solid brasserie food is the order of the day at this Le Havre institution – think big bowls of mussels, generous salads, gargantuan seafood platters and, in the Alsatian tradition, eight types of choucroute (sauerkr…
Italian in Le Havre


For a break from French cooking, always popular Lucciola serves up tasty thin-crust pizzas and a wide range of Italian classics, from goat cheese ravioli to grilled fish with ratatouille. The decor, bordering on the…
Bistro in Le Havre

Bistrot des Halles

For a very French dining experience, head to this Lyon-style bistro, decked out with old-time enamel publicity plaques. Specialities include steak, magret de canard (duck breast filet), cassoulet and large salads. S…
Seafood in Le Havre

Les Pieds Dans L'Eau

Amid the many simple restaurants set on the beach promenade, this place always draws a crowd for its reasonably priced seafood plates and ample prix-fixe menus. The mussels (served seven different ways) are a highli…
Market in Le Havre

Halles Centrales

Food stalls at Le Havre’s main market include a patisserie, a fromagerie and many tempting fruit stands; there’s also a small supermarket. Situated a block west of Le Volcan.
Modern French in Le Havre

Cafeteria du Musée Malraux

Inside the museum this is a great place to tuck into well-executed French classics, with the added bonus of ample harbour views.
French in Le Havre

La Petite Auberge

This absolute gem of a place with a low-beamed dining room that whispers of romance. The menu is small (typically just two seafood and two meat dishes), but serves as a showcase for seasonal ingredients.