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L'Absinthe

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10 quai de la Quarantaine, 14600, Honfleur, France
+33 2 31 89 39 00
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Lille, France
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We ate here for our 5th wedding anniversary so were looking for something special. This restaurant really lived up to our expectations. The food was wonderful and the service spot on.

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Well presented and delicious food. Good ambiance even though we were inside and it was summer. The restaurant was popular and seemed to cater for children as well as sophisticated adults. One of the better restaurants in Honfluer.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Our 1st of 3 nights in Honfleur we had dinner at L'Absinthe. The set menu of 32 euros was absolutely delicious, really good value and great service. The passion fruit and mango soufflé was so good that we returned for dinner on our 2nd night too! Thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Business diner but all guests around the Table chose a set menu, which was great experience. Dishes are well presented, tasty , mix of traditionnal French cuisine and modern plate presentation. Wine list is large and Sommelier was helpfull to make us decide on the wine selection. Recommend a ST VERAN from Collovray & Terrier.

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Ghent, Belgium
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316 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Alter an nice citywalk, during the wine tasting week-end, having a nice drink on the terras of l'absinthe (alias pub Ivanhoe)

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Rio Rancho, NM
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

This restaurant is right on the water, close to a large car park. When we arrived for lunch, it was quite busy (always a good sign). The food was lovely. However, the entire experience was ruined by the waiter who kept us waiting FORTY-FIVE MINUTES for the dessert we ordered. The entire rest of the restaurant emptied out - he... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

Lovely table as I requested, with a view,beautiful linens etc.staff friendly and knowledgeable our .dinner was a fixed price menu at 33€ There are others.everything delicious , sea bream for me and rabbit for my husband for mains,my scallop velouté for starters was perfect.this is not a cheap restaurant like many of the others in the "bassin " area and... More 

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Honfleur, France
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Just walked by in the wind and rain and went in on spec. A warm welcome, prompt service from very professional staff. A quality place with food to match at a sensible price for what one was served. I thought the wines were priced at the upper end but that is my only concern. We will certainly visit again and... More 

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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

Avoid this place. Very expensive and fails to deliver. Awful crab dish with no meat and terrible. Might be a good spot if you like the regional seafood that tends to be oily. Not my favorite so it might be me.

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Melbourne
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We dropped by without a reservation. And glad we did. A table overlooking the harbor. Fixed price menu and excellent value. The staff were just plain lovely. 2 of us spent just under €100 for 3 courses and wine. The appetiser of terrine de foie gras was a delight. As was my wife's mango soufflé. And the cheese platter an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 quai de la Quarantaine, 14600, Honfleur, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Honfleur
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 89 39 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?