Best Restaurants in Bayeux France

We found Bayeux to be a perfect town from which to explore Normandy. Not only is it close to many attractions, but there are also some great restaurants in Bayeux France!

Bayeux France with its quiet river running through the town is one of the best places to base your stay for a visit to the Normandy region of France. Bayeux has a medieval town square and a gorgeous cathedral and was not damaged during the War. There are also some great restaurants in Bayeux France. Pin

Restaurants in Bayeux France:

Here are some of the best places to eat in Bayeux France.

La Rapier

La Rapier is one of the top rated restaurant in Bayeux and for good reason. In our opinion, if you only have time to eat at one place while you are in Bayeux make it La Rapier.

We had read about the restaurant and asked our B&B hosts to make us reservations to eat there while we were in Bayeux. I’m so glad we did! We loved everything about our meal at La Rapier.

The restaurant is located in the heart of Bayeux and the service is warm and welcoming. The dining room is lovely without being stuffy and feels very rustic French.

The food is traditional but with a bit of a modern spin. The presentation of the food was the best we experienced in our two weeks in France. Above all everything was delicious! I particularly recommend the fish dishes!

The menu changes depending on available products and it is small so you know that great care is being taken with every item.

I highly recommend having a meal at La Rapier!

L’Angle Saint Laurent

This is farm to table French food with a decidedly modern twist.

The owners of L’Angle Saint Laurent are a lovely husband and wife team who use locally sourced, supremely fresh ingredients to create delicious dishes.

The architecture and decor of this restaurant are stunning, elegant without being pretentious. Honestly, I could say the same about the food.

The food is amazing.

It was beautifully presented and very sophisticated, but still delicious. Everything was excellent.

The wine list has a very nice selection of wines from smaller appellations. This place is just about perfect in every way and a great place to eat while you are in Bayeux.

Le Moulin de la Galette

Le Moulin de la Galette is not fine dining, but its location just near the Tapestry museum makes it a great stop for lunch or a drink either before or after a visit to the museum.

They have a very atmospheric location right on the river with both indoor and outdoor seating. It was cool on the day we were there and the indoor seating was full, however the heaters kept us perfectly comfortable outside.

Galettes are a specialty of Normandy. They are a savory buckwheat crepe with a variety of fillings. You need to try one while you are in the area!

The menu options at this restaurant are fairly simple but well prepared with fresh ingredients. You could choose from a variety of galettes as well as many other items.

Le Moulin de la Galette has beer on tap and a wine list as well as some choices of cider.

Chez Paulette

Chez Paulette is an adorable lunch place. If you enjoy retro then this is the place for you!

It is an adorable little shop and tea room.

The food was actually really good! We weren’t sure what to expect as the place is a bit of brightly colored jumble. I mean a jumble in the best of ways.

There was so much to look at, so much nostalgia, so much familiarity for those of us who might be, ahem, a bit older. The menu had salads, sandwiches, quiches…it was typical lunch and tea room fare, but really well done.

This is a fun place and a slightly different place to eat than what is typical in Bayeux.

Le Pommier

We had reservations at Le Pommier. They definitely looked the part of a nice French restaurant with open beams, white tablecloths, and soft lighting.

We were seated in the front room by the window, a lovely table where we were able to visit with one another and watch the world go by. Our hosts from our bed and breakfast had recommended that we try the seafood here.

My husband heeded this advice and I did not. His fish was excellent and a better choice than my lamb. Mine was good, just not as great as his.

We didn’t find the service here to be as good as other places that we tried while in the Normandy region.

In our opinion, Le Pommier is not quite as special as La Rapier or L’Angle Saint Laurent which I mentioned above, but it was still very good and a solid choice for a place to eat in Bayeux France.

Coeur De Sushi

Yes, there is a sushi restaurant in Bayeux and it is good! This is especially welcome if you have been in France for a while and want something other than the typical French food.

The menu was extensive and the sushi was excellent. We actually loved our meal here!

You can even order take out from Coeur De Sushi. Take out is a rarity in this area so it was nice to be take advantage of that!

They do have a nice dining area and I would definitely suggest reservations if you prefer to dine in.

L’Alcove

This restaurant has recently undergone a name change and makeover. It used to be known as Le P’tit Bistro and is now called L’Alcove. It has a great location at the foot of the cathedral and the Michelin people say that they have:

expertly crafted, market-fresh recipes as full of flavour as they are flawlessly prepared.

Michelin Guide

We agree! They use local products often traditionally French but with an interesting and very delicious Asian and Mediterranean flair. The space is nice and intimate and not at all stuffy.

The service was very good, and you may be surprised to find that prices are actually reasonable for a Bayeux restaurant.

The menu changes regularly so I won’t go into everything that we ate, but it was all delicious and unique.

La Maison B

This was one of the only restaurants open on the Sunday night that we were in Bayeux. It is decorated all in red; red banquettes, chairs, walls and drapes.

We were seated in an alcove at the back of the restaurant. The clientele seemed to be mostly tourists, but I don’t always rule out a restaurant on that basis! Sometimes there are tourists in a restaurant because it is, in fact, good!

The wine list here…hmmmm…did they actually have a wine list? I’m not sure.

We were told that the list had “the expensive ones and the bad one” and were encouraged to choose from a selection of bottles, all 21E, which were sitting on top of the piano.

We laughingly went along with the program and made a choice. The wine was fine – not amazing – but fine.

Sadly, the meal was hit and miss. One item would be good and the next average or below. Unfortunately the apple tart (which should be amazing as this is what Normandy is known for) was really not good at all. We each took one bite and pushed it aside.

The service was…interesting. The owner is a quirky guy who likes to entertain the guests by playing the piano…or getting the guests to play.

We are very go with the flow and being from the southern USA we have a high tolerance for “quirk.” However, if you read reviews of this restaurant you will find that other people do not.

Unfortunately, this is the only restaurant in Bayeux that we tried that I can’t highly recommend.

Notes about eating in Bayeux France.

Be aware that many restaurants in this area as well as in France in general are closed on Sundays and/or Mondays.

Also the restaurants tend to be small and they will never rush you in order to turn over a table.

This is great for the diner with a reservation but it does mean that there typically aren’t many seats available. For many of the restaurants reservations will be necessary particularly if you are in the area during high season.

Food specialities of Normandy France

  • Cider – which also includes Calvados which is an apple brandy. Normandy does not have the climate to grow grapes so there are no local wines, however they grow lots and lots of apples which means that cider is the drink of choice in Normandy. It is excellent and pairs perfectly with the local cuisine!
  • Apples, especially tarts or apple desserts – do remember that this will not be as sweet as an apple pie or tart that you might have in the US
  • Cheese and dairy products in general. Normandy is particularly known for Camembert cheese and its wonderfully rich butter and cream. You can imagine how good the cream is with the apples!
  • Seafood especially mussels and oysters.
  • Crepes and galettes. Apparently Normandy and its neighbor Brittany argue about who created the crepe and galette. I haven’t been to Brittany, but you will see crepes and galettes in restaurants all over Normandy. Galettes are made of buckwheat flour and are usually savory while the crepes are made of wheat flour and are usually sweet.

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