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 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…
Top Choice Pastries in Bayeux

La Reine Mathilde

This sumptuously decorated patisserie and salon de thé (tearoom), ideal for a sweet breakfast or a relaxing cup of afternoon tea, hasn’t changed much since it was built in 1898.
French in Honfleur

Bistro des Artistes

Anne-Marie Carneiro is a one-woman show at this tiny eatery near Église Ste-Catherine. She greets guests, waits tables and cooks. Though she may sometimes come across as brusque, the dishes here are magnificent, and…
Gastronomy in Honfleur


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 …
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…
Fusion in Trouville & Deauville


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…
French in Honfleur


In an eclectic and artfully designed space with an open kitchen, L'Endroit serves beautifully prepared dishes that showcase the bounty of Normandy fields and coastline. The menu is limited, with just a few roasted m…
Gastronomy in Dieppe

Les Voiles d'Or

For cutting-edge cuisine made from top-quality ingredients, this Michelin-starred place is worth seeking. Chef Christian Arhan has a soft spot for local seafood but the menu also includes savoury meat dishes. Just n…
Seafood in Rouen

Bar à Huîtres

For remarkably fresh seafood, grab a seat at the horseshoe-shaped bar at this casual but polished eatery located inside Rouen's covered market. Specials change daily based on what's fresh, from giant shrimp to dorad…