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Le Balbec

Les Jardins du Casino, 14390 Cabourg, France
+33 2 31 91 01 79
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
27 Jul 2018
“Very memorable meal for its sensory pleasures, excellent service, & beautiful location!”
16 Jul 2018
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French, European
Les Jardins du Casino, 14390 Cabourg, France
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Reviewed 27 July 2018

Foie gras, sweetbreads, sole, chocolate dessert and rhubarb dessert dishes all DIVINE, as were the numerous small additional courses. We normally don't eat a cheese course (too much), but we couldn't resist once we saw the magnificent tray; very special. Service was impeccable; everything appeared...More

Thank Robert888770
Corinne D, Directeur général at Le Balbec, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for all these praises, you cannot fathom how much they please all of our staff. But most of all, we are glad that your dinner went so well and be sure that it would be another pleasure to welcome you...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Dined here twice. Excellent food, superbly presented and the service was very attentive. Thoroughly recommend

1  Thank TimeTravellersWife
Corinne D, Directeur général at Le Balbec, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your valuable words ! It was a real pleasure to welcome you at Le Balbec and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards, Corinne Dupont - General Manager

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Quite expensive but the food was amazing and the chef really cares about the food. After our meal he came round to talk to everyone to make sure they had enjoyed it and even with my limited french we managed to have a quick conversation.

Thank J4KSS
Reviewed 19 July 2016

It all looks very exquisite at first. However, the taste is just not at the same level as the looks. The number of different tastes are overloaded. The service is relatively good, allthough for a restaurant of this style, their English could be better. Think...More

Thank 625derrickz
Reviewed 17 June 2016

With lovely views across the Channel and top class service this is French Nouvelle Cuisine at its best. A whisper in one's ear tells you the make up of the dishes, which include some amuse-gueule extras. However I had been expecting to enjoy some great...More

1  Thank irobertson14
Reviewed 1 June 2016

A high end restaurant within the Grand Hotel. Very expensive food. Dishes seem to be created with the intention of getting a Michelin star. The food is over-worked and complex, and the combinations are sometimes bizarre and unappetising. If you are trying to get a...More

Thank petermD7849OV
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

This was an expensive stay, but was something we wanted to do. We arrived late at night, from the ferry, so didn't really experience the beautiful large terrace facing the sea. The stairs from reception are looking frayed. There is very little parking. Breakfast was...More

Thank Kath B
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Le Balbec in the Grand Hotel is great, but it will set you back a hefty sum (it was easily the most expensive restaurant we visited while in France). If you are willing to spend the money, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Il0vebaseball
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The Grand Hotel sits at the very point of Cabourg's amphitheatre layout, so it and its restaurant are a big deal and in the proper season it must be very popular. Visiting off season meant that we had no problem to get a table, but...More

Thank bob_the_moo
Reviewed 16 September 2015

This restaurant, like the Grand Hotel in general, is a place of pilgrimage for all Proustians; it figures in several of his novels where Cabourg is renamed Balbec. The hotel, which was substantially remodeled, still preserves much of its fin-de-siècle atmosphere, and the dining room,...More

1  Thank Bruce F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$80 - US$171
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Les Jardins du Casino, 14390 Cabourg, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Cabourg
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 91 01 79
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