Places to eat when staying in our self-catering holiday homes

Eating alfresco at 'Chez Cedric' in Grimesnil

Normandy is famous for its delicious food so do try to make at least one visit to a local restaurant to enjoy the delicious cuisine available in the area. The following restaurants are within easy reach of the farmhouses.

Restaurant Auberge de L’Abbaye Hambye is a really good restaurant and small hotel on the banks of the River Sienne. The restaurant has a lovely ambiance and an interesting menu – including sea food such as lobster – so it is a good choice for special occasions or a relaxing evening out. There is a separate room leading off the main dining room for private parties.

Le Krill in the pretty village of La Baleine where all of the meat and fish are cooked over an open wood fire in front of you. There is an outside terrace for alfresco dining.

La Baratte in the nearby village of St Denis le Vetu is an attractive restaurant that uses local ingredients. It has a bar with an open fire and a restaurant at the rear with a terrace in the Summer.

La Passerelle is situated in Les Salines near Brehal and overlooks the coastal salt marshes. It specialises in fish and seafood but some meat dishes are available. Essential to book if you are visiting in a larger group.

Hotel Restaurant Le Fruitier at Villedieu Les Poeles, is a very French restaurant serving excellent seafood and other local specialities including oysters, crab, prawns and sole. The hotel also runs a bistrot open every day for lunch and supper.

 

Moules frites

Moules frites

Chez Maryvonne at Hauteville-sur-Mer. This lively little bar has tables and chairs outside and is only 100 yards from the sea. Simple menu serves seafood and moules frites as well as Menu du Jour.

Jules Gommes at Reigneville sur Mer is set in an attractive village on a small estuary with boats and salt marshes. Serves excellent seafood, fish, steaks and crepes with seating on an outdoor verandah in the Summer.

 

La Sens a Scion (formerly La Querette) at Beauchamp has recently changed hands and is described by the new owners as a “semi-gourmet” restaurant.

Manoir de L’Acherie at Saint-Cecile near Villedieu les Poeles. Set in a beautiful C17th Norman manor house and chapel, the restaurant has great character and a very French ambiance. It serves traditional wood-fire cooked and regional cuisine using local products.

Les fruits de Mer

La Citadelle at Granville is one of many lovely seafood restaurants that look out onto the harbour front at Granville. It serves fresh fish and plateaux de fruits de mer and the grilled Chausey lobster is a speciality.

 

Full details of these and other restaurants in the area are available in the information book in the farmhouses.