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L'informel

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29 Rue Albert 1er, 59140, Dunkirk, France
+33 9 53 87 20 88
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri 19:00 - 22:00
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Montgomery, Alabama
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We're on a little one day outing from Brugge. Wanted to see a bit of northern France. Stopped in L'informal for a burger as had read the Trip Advisor review. The couple running the place were superbly nice. The burgers were huge on fresh buns and although messy, quite good. After our meal, the nice lady let my 11 year... More 

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Birmingham
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

Made the booking by e-mail. We were so lucky and parked right outside. It looked really busy when we arrived but a table had been kept for us with plenty of room around. We had the burgers (can't remember which one - but I swapped a couple of the ingredients with no hassle. We had mineral water as we were... More 

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Midlands
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

stopped here after reading the reviews on TA. we had just visited Dunkirk Town Cemetery (war graves) and the restaurant was very easy to find. The lady/owner was lovely and helped with the order too get us what we wanted. food was plentiful and of a good quality. will deffo use again when in the area,many thanks

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Topeka, Kansas
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408 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

I had researched Trip Advisor restaurants in Dunkerque before our visit to Northern France & Belgium and I am so glad that I did!! After a long day of travel and an extensive evening walk on the beach & pier our party of nine was famished. Even with GPS the restaurant was a little difficult to find - but again... More 

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Thank MKTBE
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76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014 via mobile

Very helpful waitress for non French speaking family. Nice food good prices. A very nice children's meal as well. Very polite service

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

No english translations on the menu or english speaking staff on hand so we had a bit of a mystery dinner last night. Very good amuse bouche of chicken and vegetable cream soup, followed by starters of soft fried eggs with a light creamy cheese sauce and I had asparagus with hollandise sauce and smoked fish. Mains were a chunk... More 

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England
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant whilst walking about in Dunkirk and we cannot be happier that we found it. It was absolutely wonderful. The service was friendly (if the tiniest bit inefficient), the flavours of the food were excellent, the portion sizes were generous and the value for money was fantastic. This place was an absolute gem, and we would... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

Excellente cuisine, courtois hôtesse, aimable accueil, hautement recommandé. There was a warm, friendly atmosphere as we entered L'informel, and a gentle buzz of local people enjoying lunchtime. Our hostess welcomed us with a smile, and very kindly asked whether we would prefer to speak French or English - most courteous! The pace of lunch was relaxed, the choice of dishes... More 

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Ware, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

We wanted somewhere for lunch on sunday en route to Bruges. we found this on Trip Advisor. We had duck and pork and ate every last morcel - really delicious and very friendly. The service was quick and efficient. We will be back.

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2 Thank Louisa F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

When a stranger opens the door to a new venue there is often intrepidation and definately expectation. At L'informel the warm and wonderful welcome is matched by the competent and well fused food of this region. Chicken which tastes like chicken, wild boar sausage which has some resemblance of the animal as well as good solid flavours which run through... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 16
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Rue Albert 1er, 59140, Dunkirk, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Hauts-de-France  >  Nord  >  Dunkirk
  • Phone Number: +33 9 53 87 20 88

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