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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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“tasting menu” (4 reviews)
“cheese dish” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
8 rue des Croisiers, 14000 Caen, France
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

On recommendation of our guide for Normandy, we went to this restaurant on the final evening of the trip. Other than the occasional screaming 3 year old at a nearby table, it was a wonderful experience. We had the 5 plats meal and every course...More

Thank 19papa47
Reviewed 23 September 2017

probably the best adress in Caen. Beautiful setting, very friendly and professional staff. We had the 5-course menu (only 56€) and got three perfect appetizers (of which the rubarb tart was outstanding). Starter wa a very balanced dish with calf and octopus, followed by a...More

Thank michel l
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I am doing a review of the four 1 Michelin Star restaurant in Caen. This is so far the best. I will write a full review when I am done doing my 'round'. Food, service and decor are spot on.

1  Thank Billy R
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Scruntfuttock | Reviewed this property |
It seemed very relaxed - we certainly didn't dress up for the occasion. I know it's a bit of a cliché but 'smart casual' felt appropriate. I wouldn't be too concerned though, it seems like a place where they are happy if... More
20 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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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
7:30 AM - 9:15 PM
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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