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Le Botaniste

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Escures-Commes | Chateau La Cheneviere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
+33 2 31 51 25 25
19:00 - 23:00
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South Orange, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Dinner was a four-hour gastronomic extravaganza, starting with pre-dinner drinks and small plates in a sitting room and ending with one of the best desserts I have ever eaten. We had one of the fixed price offerings that included appetizer, main course, salad, cheese and dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly, presented... More 

Thank Gilora
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Recommend the tasting menu! Lovely atmosphere and professional and fabulous service. You will not be disappointed.

Thank 72Gabby
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for two nights and had dinner one night. We enjoyed every bite. Service was very efficient and friendly. We had a mix of scallops, lobster, veal and some excellent deserts. Highly recommend even if you are not staying at the hotel.

Thank Lenny2299
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant with impeccable service with friendly warm waiters. Food was exceptional, especially all of the little extras they provide to tease the pallet.

Thank Christine M
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We arrived just a few minutes early for our 7pm dinner reservation. We were told our table had already been prepared, but would we care for a pre-dinner cocktail at Zanzibar, their downstairs lounge? We are a family of five, two boys 22 & 18, and girl of 10. Even our ten year old was welcome in the lounge which... More 

Thank kpoirier1125
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We were staying at Chateau La Cheneviere and had the 3 course dinner. The service was fine, not stiff despite the settings, but friendly and professional. The before and in between small servings were delicious with a local touch served with good bread and home made butter. The starter and the main course was nicely presented and tasted well. The... More 

Thank LDAM_12
Thefroggieplanet, Guest Relations Manager at Le Botaniste, responded to this review

Dear LDAM_12 Thank you for the great review. The team will be very pleased to learn of your kind comments. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our restaurant and hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Françoise FAUQUET More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Spacious dining room with flowers from the garden on the tables. Each dish was a masterpiece in presentation and the steak melted in the mouth although it was posibly the only time I would be served just one broad bean and one pea! The cheese trolley was incredible and being English we were also asked if we wanted cheese after... More 

Thank dixie192
Thefroggieplanet, Responsable relations clients at Le Botaniste, responded to this review

Dear Dixie 192,, Thank you for your review, we are pleased to read that your enjoy your dinner in our restaurant le Botaniste. The chef and his team will be thrilled to read about your comment. We hope to welcome you back on a future occasion, Best regards, Françoise FAUQUET More 

New Jersey
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Excellent hotel from the service to the friendly staff. The restaurant was outstanding. From the first day the staff knew who we were and greeted us as if we were family. I would stay here again and again.

Thank JTTC
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125 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Very nice meal, good selection of wines and excellent service. Really enjoyed the evening. Maybe the chef's special beef dish would have benefitted from more actual beef, at that price, but flavour combination was good. Not cheap, but overall quality was worth it.

Thank wotnocaravan
San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We dined here 2 of the 3 nights we stayed in the Chateau. The ribeye was so fantastic that I had the same dinner the following night! It was more like a short rib topped with a pan-seared foie gras with thinly sliced and crisped potatoes. Wonderful wine list. Service was good. Only challenge was having 2 large groups (Backroads)... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 45 - USD 90
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
19:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Escures-Commes | Chateau La Cheneviere, 14520 Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Port-en-Bessin-Huppain
  • Phone Number: +33 2 31 51 25 25
Practiced in culinary delights made from local andseasonal produce, Didier Robin - chef of La Chenevière - always selects the best ingredients from the vegetable garden for his kitchen. Didier Robin offers guests creative "land and sea" gourmet cuisine, inspired by traditional and regional recipes. His high end menu is perfectly complimented with a wine cellar featuring the best wines selected by our sommelier. The restaurant is open for dinner from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (last orders 21:30) and opens for lunch for large groups or special events.

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