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“Great food in this wonderful little bistro”
Review of Bistro Francophile

Bistro Francophile
Ranked #16 of 105 Restaurants in Helsingoer
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$85 - US$325
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

For the past 5 years we've spent our summer holiday in Scandinavia and this year is no exception. We've been staying in Helsingor, Denmark which is a beautiful small town about half an hour by train from Copenhagen and half an hour by ferry from Helsingborg in Sweden. Bistro Francophile in Helsingor overlooks the water and is a wonderful find. The food was exquisite and the service efficient and friendly. We had the full three course dinner which for me was warm goats cheese salad, moules and frites followed by chocolate mousse. It sounds like pretty standard French fare doesn't it but in fact the cooking was exceptional and the tastes exquisite. The chef obviously knows his onions - literally as he used vanilla pickled onion in my starter and it was delicious - and the waitress was a lovely young lady who made us feel so welcome. Value for money was excellent and I can't recommend it highly enough. I hope you go and have a lovely time like we did.

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Located quit eon the way from the havn and train station to the castle, with nice open sitting, the cafee provide a short list of foods. They call them 'franco' but they are Danish, and it is not bad.

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Reviewed 21 April 2014

"Le Patron" - who himself is part of the esperience ;-) - serves no-nonsense french bistro dishes - steak frites, tender pork provencale, moules frites and so on. No avantgarde here, but a great experience.

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Reviewed 10 November 2013

This place offers a fantastic surrounding and atmosphere. Friendly staff and ever so helpful. The menu is somewhat sporadic but offers great opportunities. Following a brilliant presentation of the menu my friend and I opted for two starters and a main course. Onion soup with (more than needed) adequate rosemary followed by mushroom on toast – nothing exciting ie Paris champignons and oyster mushrooms. The main course was steak and bouillabaisse – tender meat accompanied by a nutty taste. The soup was very filling and delicious.
Limited selection of wine but sufficient. No wine list.

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Thank Snelling71
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Reviewed 26 July 2013

I am truly baffled by all the raving reviews this restaurant has been receiving. My husband and I had dinner there last night, and food-wise this turned out to be one of the worst culinary experiences ever. Only the pate, olives and cheeses were edible (that is, the things that were not cooked at the restaurant) ; the main course and the house wine were tasteless at best; the dessert was so overly sweet that it didn't taste of anything either.
The only good thing about this place is the level of service, which is unusually high, especially for Denmark, and that is, undoubtedly, a big plus. The view of the harbor is very nice too.
Besides those two things, the restaurant, sadly, has very little to offer in the way of a decent meal.

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Thank ValerieB_1975
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