Au Pied des Marais


Average price €41

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

Traditional dishes, specialities (including delicious pig's trotters) and meat grilled on the open fire – all served in a rustic setting with modern ...

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €41 Special request
Le bar poêlé au nem d'andouille et pomme
Le pied de cochon farci et ris d'agneau aux morilles
Le tournedos rôti sur la braise en cheminée
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User photos

Dessert fraise rhubarbe et amandes
Tartare de langoustines aux truffes
Tarte framboise
Pied de cochon
Moelleux au chocolat

Ratings & Reviews


based on 730 reviews
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Quality of food :9.5/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.8/10
  1. Mikhail T.
    Mikhail T.
    • 61 reviews

    Perfect tartare de langustine aux truffes and pied de cochon avec ris d'agneau. The Chef is very friendly!

  2. Debbie B.
    Debbie B.
    • 5 reviews

    Another Great meal. Cuisine is modern French beautifully presented and good flavours, but highlight remains meat cooked over open fire in restaurant. A great stop off for dinner on way to ferry, so much better than anything in Ouistreham.

  3. Sukie W.
    Sukie W.
    • one review

    The restaurant had great reviews and the food was fine but I went with two teenage girls and it did not really cater for their appetites or palette. I was under the impression that the setting was more casual from the reviews and instead found a very formal dining experience. That said the prawns starter was delicious and the foie gras perfect. The deserts were very clever too. A little overpriced for what we ate.

  4. Dorothea z.
    Dorothea z.
    • 4 reviews

    we had a great evening with amazing food and will be back

  5. Filiz O.
    Filiz O.
    • 2 reviews

    Chef Thierry is a master chef, he is doing his job as an artist of the food, he is also very communicative with his visitors. The only thing that I comment is, there is not a menu in Englsih, that's why we could not understand the intent of the whole menu, we just chose what we could understand. Overall we left the small cozy restaurant very happy.

  6. Remy M.
    Remy M.
    • 6 reviews

    Excellent tout simplement... :)

  7. Samy L.
    Samy L.
    • one review

    Très bon moment.

  8. Alexandre C.
    Alexandre C.
    • 3 reviews

    Super bon, super convivial, ma mamie à adoré le patron ????????

  9. Charles B.
    Charles B.
    • one review

    Greeted by the chef patron who was very welcoming Excellent food and service. A great find.

  10. Robert A.
    Robert A.
    • one review

    We were given this restaurant as a recommendation from a local visitor. It was amazing! This was our first meal in France and we are sure it will be difficult to beat. Presentation, ambiance, service all perfect! Wanted to eat again on second night but they are closed. Had the sole, soup, filet mignon, dessert all good.

  11. Keith B.
    Keith B.
    • 2 reviews

    My second visit, and just as good as the first.

  12. Christine B.
    Christine B.
    • one review

    A real find! We had a fabulous meal

  13. Emma S.
    Emma S.
    • one review

    Very nice resturamt with excellent service and reat food.

  14. Matthew C.
    Matthew C.
    • one review

    10/10 - tres bien!

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  16. Benoit  F.
    Benoit F.
    • one review

    Très belle table

  17. - -.
    - -.
    • one review

    The chef is also the host, cashier, person who opens the wine and takes the orders, go figure. There were a few other helpers but they seemed unsure of their role and service was not as smooth as it could have been. The wine that was suggested to us since we were not familiar with many on the list was not good, but we sipped it anyway, just to get on with the evening. The chef seemed rushed and not willing to listen to what we were looking for in a wine, and seemed annoyed we could not read the menu in French ( we are not French). The rack of lamb was not a rack but some pieces of lamb on a plate, many pieces were undercooked and tough to chew, other pieces were well done. The sea bass was bland, with a gravy like sauce that was pasty with undercooked peas on the side. The desserts did look good but after 2 and 1/2 hours for a simple salad and entree we did not want to wait. The open fireplace where some dishes were cooked was nice to look at and a plus to the evening.

  18. David O.
    David O.
    • one review

    Our best meal in France. Located in a 100 yr old building the owner and chef does much of cooking on the large open fireplace in the main dining room. Great calvados based cocktails. Fun amuse bouche. Regional cuisine. Awesome cheese plate and desserts. The apple ice sorbet and calvados to cleanse the palate was a great touch. The chef-owner came by to chat with the family. And he went out of his way to provide a kid friendly entree for my son. A definite hit!

  19. Chris J.
    Chris J.
    • 2 reviews

    Great restaurant and will be back soon. Downside of giving a complimentary review is that I might struggle to book in future!

  20. Francois C.
    Francois C.
    • one review

    A true gem of a restaurant. Warm welcome, attentive service, excellent standard all around. Superb selection on menu, catering for all tastes. We had a delicious meal and a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Absolutely worth a visit. You will not be disappointed!

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More information

Opening time

Déjeuner : de 12h à 14h (sauf mardi et mercredi)

Dîner : de 19h à 21h (tous les jours)

How to get to the restaurant

26, avenue du Président Coty, 14390, Varaville, France, RestaurantAddress

Directions to get there

D514 à la sortie de Cabourg, direction Merville Franceville



About the restaurant

Situé à deux pas de Cabourg, le restaurant Au Pied des Marais vous accueille dans un cadre rustique et chaleureux.

Le Chef vous concoctera une cuisine gastronomique de qualité. A la carte, vous pourrez choisir entre le pied de cochon farci, le tournedos rôti ou le bar poêlé par exemple, des plats généreux et savoureux.

Voici une table cabourgeaise à connaître absolument ! Elle est déjà distinguée par de nombreux guides dont le Bottin Gourmand.


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