We live in Normandy and have dined here several times over the years (including before the revamp). This time is probably our last. Starters were fine but the main courses were all below average. Our son was visiting and, as did I, had filet steak. It arrived on an unheated plate and the steak was dry, overdone (asked for Medium) and barely warm. A baked potato was so overdone it was really a leather ball with a small amount of edible potato. Only other accompaniment was one forlorn wedge of tomato. The pepper sauce was thin. Husband had the baked camembert. Again it was over-done and dry (sticking to the wooden box and not gooey at all.
Service was average to poor. The senior waitress gave a flounce when we dispensed with desert (why offer to courses as an option on a set menu if you don't approve?).
Nobody said anything because it just crept over the line and none of us wanted to spoil a nice day out. However I have had stomach cramps for several days after and it put a downer on the rest of our time together. What comes of leaving food standing and not keeping it hot!
I would like to think this wasn't simply because we were English (and we have experienced second class service at times in France for that reason, sadly)...but I suspect the major part of the clientele were retiree residents of Houlgate and they had better looking plates of food than we did.
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