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A Contre Sens

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8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 97 44 48
07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
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Tue - Sat 07:30 - 21:15
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 13:15
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323 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful 7 course meal (€64) .It came with two dessert courses which were outstanding.Everything beautifully cooked and presented.Very relaxed atmosphere in a small modern restaurant The two waiting staff were attentive,observant but not intrusive.Wines were listed on an iPad.Several were available by the glass but there was no specific wine matching for the set menus.Really must book in... More 

Thank YorkJean
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were welcomed into a beautifully decorated but relaxed restaurant. The two staff were very friendly, helpful and attentive; explaining everything to us in detail. The food was by far the star of the show. Each course was beautifully presented and the combination of flavours was stunning. They listened to our likes and dislikes and created a tasting menu based... More 

1 Thank Scruntfuttock
Toronto, Canada
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

The restaurant is located on a small street off of the Place St Sauveur and is absolutely beautiful inside. The space is small and cozy and the walls on one side are old stone and on the other plaster with an intricate design. The staff are very warm and welcoming and the entire operation is as smooth as can be... More 

3 Thank ChemProf9
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We vistied Caen on the Ferry from the UK for a celebratory meal at an exceptional restaurant, and A Contre Sens provided exactly that. The food was impeccable and inventive. Service was friendly, attentive and welcoming. Atmosphere and decor of the restaurant was relaxed and comfortable, encouraging an amiable meal. All considered, I could not recommend it highly enough.

1 Thank James S
Silver Spring, Maryland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was the thirdd Michelin 1* restaurant we ate at on consecutive nights in Caen. The menus are different from more traditional high end establishments, with flavors and combinations that are hard to guess. Overall the food is exceptional and very good value. The only minor downsides are that the wine list is a little bit sparse, but still good;... More 

Paris, France
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165 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Nice modern decor about 20 seats (so book in advance), parking is not very convenient. Friendly staff. Very executed and very fresh, not the most original setting. A solid one star Michelin. The portion size is good (almost large) The 5 course surprise meal is only at 55 euros.

Thank Lorenzo-Laurent
Daphne, Alabama
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant during our one night in Caen. We arrived to a very small and intimate setting and decided to get the five course dinner. Words cannot describe the aromas and vibrant tastes of the dishes here. We were asked to guess the ingredients of the sauces and failed each time. But no matter, we had already... More 

3 Thank drdon50
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Booked a meal to celebrate an anniversary on our way to the ferry home from France. The food was amazing but the whole experience was unpretentious, unlike some Michelin starred restaurants we've visited. Each course was explained and then we were left to enjoy and we did! Everything was perfect and timed beautifully so we had time to reach the... More 

Thank Shakey55
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This is a exceptional restaurant. The food is the flawless centrepiece. Every course was faultless in flavour, execution and attention to detail. This was then matched by the professional, welcoming and attentive standard of service. Definitely deserving of its star. Definitely a feast for the palate. If you are planning a trip to Caen, do make a special effort to... More 

1 Thank Derrick O
Varanasi, India
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

A contre Sens completely lived up to and maybe exceeded our expectations after reading all the positive reviews, We absolutely loved everything about this petit bijou of a restaurant, we will definitely return.

1 Thank Gill B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:15
07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
07:30 - 21:15
12:00 - 13:15
07:30 - 21:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 97 44 48

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