Restaurants

Top Choice Modern French in Giverny

Le Jardin des Plumes

This gorgeous sky-blue-trimmed property’s airy white dining room is a handsome stage for chef Eric Guerin’s exquisite and inventive Michelin-starred cuisine, which justifies the trip from Paris alone.There are also …
Top Choice Brasserie in Le Havre

La Taverne Paillette

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 plat…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Honfleur

La Fleur de Sel

Honfleur-raised Vincent Guyon cooked in some of Paris' top kitchens before returning to his hometown to make good and open his own (now celebrated) restaurant. Guyon uses the highest-quality locally sourced ingredie…
Top Choice Bistro in Rouen

L’Espiguette

This charmingly decorated eatery serves excellent bistro classics – think osso bucco (veal casserole), fillet of sole, beef tartare – with the day's offerings up on a chalkboard. It's quite popular with locals, so r…
Top Choice Gastronomy in Cherbourg

Le Pily

Young chef Pierre Marion is at the helm of the town's best restaurant, which has been serving Cherbourg gastronomes for over a decade. Expect a lively menu of seafood and meat dishes, with great care taken in the ba…
Top Choice Pastries in Bayeux

La Reine Mathilde

With a vast expanse of glass in its windows and set with white-painted cast-iron chairs, this sumptuously decorated patisserie and salon de thé (tearoom), ideal for a sweet breakfast or a relaxing cup of afternoon t…
Gastronomy in Honfleur

SaQuaNa

This celebrated two-Michelin-starred restaurant dazzles with its exquisite, brilliantly inventive dishes. Chef Alexandre Bourdas trained in Japan (sakana means fish in Japanese, but also plays on French artistry in …
French in Honfleur

Bistro des Artistes

This small and dainty eatery near Église Ste-Catherine is managed by Anne-Marie Carneiro, who greets guests, waits tables and cooks. Service can therefore be a bit slow, but dishes are magnificent, and everything is…
Fusion in Deauville

L'Essentiel

One of Deauville's top dining rooms, L'Essentiel serves up an imaginative blend of French ingredients with Asian and Latin American accents. Start off with codfish croquettes with sweet potato aioli before moving on…
Chinese in Rouen

Ho Lamian

Delicious lamian – homemade noodles pulled by hand – has brought city-wide fame to this humble Chinese eatery. Watch the Hong Kong-born chefs in action while you wait for a table up front, then head back to one of t…