La Taverne Paillette

Top choice brasserie in Le Havre

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Solid brasserie food is served up at this Le Havre institution whose origins, in a former incarnation, go back to the late 16th century. Think bowls overflowing with mussels, generous salads, gargantuan seafood platters and, in the Alsatian tradition, eight types of choucroute (sauerkraut). Diners leave contentedly well-fed and many are here for its famous beer too.

Situated five blocks north of Église St-Joseph, at the northeast corner of a park called Le Square St-Roch.