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Restaurant L'insolite

16 rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 43 83 87
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good21%
  • Average13%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible27%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (4 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
“steak frites” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
16 rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We visited this restaurant in 2011 and enjoyed the experience. Tonight we came back to relive a great meal and were not disappointed. 20 euros for three courses, all done really well and a lovely atmosphere in an outstanding setting.

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 6 May 2016

We returned to "Restaurant Alley" in Caen on our 2nd night and chose this place for our evening meal. We sat in the front area by the window and could watch the passers by! We both chose the 35€ menu, which included the entrée (appetizer),...More

Thank BerlinG-ParisF
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I was here with a group of friends. Having lived in France for more than 10 years I can say that I rarely ate a better fois gras - which included an amazing carpaccio of foie gras as well. The service was... interesting, with a...More

Thank Elena P
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Located in Restaurant row. It should be in the back row!! Food was marginal. Very plain, ordinary presentation similar to diner style food. Service - actually no service - staff went out of their way to avoid customer (any customer) contact. Place to avoid.

Thank raymon7746
Reviewed 17 September 2015

On a wet Wednesday evening, and up against the curious French opening hours which meant that virtually every restaurant near us was closed, we decided to drive into Caen for dinner. As we both fancied fish, we decided to give l'insolite a go. To cut...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 17 September 2015

Having read all the reviews and wandered through the Vagueax to compare menus we chose L'Insolate and I am so pleased we did. The staff are warm, friendly and happy to help us with our appalling French. The menu did not disappoint. I chose Lobster...More

Thank Rosemary5757
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I visited this restaurant with my family. Unfortunately, we arrived close the the end of the lunchtime. It is maybe the reason why we were badly welcomed by the man who looked to be the boss. We ordered a jug of cider : impossible we...More

Thank stan6773
Reviewed 1 July 2015

At my age I should know better, typical French restaurant, lovely little street, it was all perfect......and I fell for it!............poor wine, food overcooked, terribly slow service from two youngsters working far too many tables between them....expensive. AVOID AT ALL COSTS

1  Thank Dalestreet
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This restaurant is amongst the others in Caen opposite the castle, all of which offer similar menu's so it is difficult to choose based on quality without recommendation. The service was slow and poor, the food was awful and we were overcharged for drinks. The...More

2  Thank Chi_reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2015 via mobile

Just had a meal with friends and caught the reviews post meal, I have to say they don't reflect our experience. The service and food was excellent, thank you.

Thank Duncan C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 rue du Vaugueux, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 43 83 87
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Reference dans plusieurs guides : Guide du Routard, Lonely Planet, Geo Vert