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A Contre Sens

8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
+33 2 31 97 44 48
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank YorkJean
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Scruntfuttock
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...More

3  Thank ChemProf9
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...More

1  Thank James S
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...More

Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Lorenzo-Laurent
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...More

3  Thank drdon50
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...More

Thank Shakey55
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...More

1  Thank Derrick O
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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Hi, Im visting 5/20 and 5/21 from US - traveling alone - but have heard wonderful things about your restaurant. Do I need reservation for 1? Earlier dinner is ok for me if it is more availble...
21 May 2016|
Response from CCAILLOT | Property representative |
I, I just recieved your message. Sorry not to answer on time. Looking forward to welcoming you a next time, Best Regards, Cindy CAILLOT Restaurant A CONTRE SENS CAEN
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Bon Jour! What are your hours for le déjeuner? Merci. Should I make reservations? We will see you on June 17, at noon?? Marco Parr and Leslie Cheney Parr
17 May 2016|
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Response from CCAILLOT | Property representative |
Bonjour, We welcome you for lunch from 12.00 to 13.15. We will be pleased to welcome you the 17th of June for lunch. Could you please send us your mobile phone number by E. Mail and recontact us 2 days before by E. Mail or... More
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I will be bringing 30 sailors for the Bastille celebrations and want to know if you can accommodate us for dinner on Wednesday 13th July. Thank you, Trevor Barker.
24 April 2016|
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Response from CCAILLOT | Property representative |
Dear Sir, Our restaurant will be closed on this date. Sorry for this. Best Regards, Cindy CAILLOT Restaurant A CONTRE SENS CAEN
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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