Initial

24, rue Saint-Manvieu 14000 Caen France Map
Average price €56.00
8,8 /10
244 reviews
493 reviews

Special offers and Menus

Special offers are only available by booking online with thefork.
You'll be able to select the menus in the last step of booking, if available for your criteria.
Special offers

-20% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

-20% off the "à la carte" menu!

Set menus and drinks not included. Available on the booked timeslot.

About the restaurant Initial

L’ORIGINE – Le restaurant Initial est né d'une collaboration entre Yohann, le chef et Yvan, le sommelier. Son nom fait écho à leurs initiales communes. Ils se sont rencontrés dans un restaurant réputé de Basse-Normandie, il y a quelques années.

L’ESPRIT GASTRONOMIQUE – Yohann élabore ses plats à l'instinct, en fonction des produits du marché et des légumes livrés par ses amis producteurs. Le chef privilégie les cuissons simples et sublime ses plats en ajoutant une touche de condiments. Initiale Y de Yohann.

LA TABLE ET LES VINS – En salle Yvan vous conseillera en vous parlant des vins, de leur histoire et des vignerons. En accord avec les menus, il vous proposera une dégustation de vins de différentes régions de France et d'ailleurs ou vous conseillera pour un choix sur la carte. Initiale Y de Yvan.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
€56.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • €7.00
    Bottle of mineral water
  • €9.00
    Glass of wine
  • €33.00
    Bottle of wine
  • €15.00
    Glass of champagne
  • €69.00
    Bottle of champagne
  • €3.50
    Coffee

Menu prices

  • €28.00 - €70.00
    Set Lunch menu - during the week
  • €56.00 - €70.00
    Set Dinner menu - during the week
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Initial

How to get there?

  • Car park Vinci Park Services

Opening time

Déjeuner : de 12h à 13h30 (du mardi au samedi)
Dîner : de 19h30 à 21h30 (du mardi au samedi)

Services

  • Check , Credit Card , Mastercard , Visa , Voucher
  • English spoken , French spoken , German spoken , Wheelchair Accessible
Fabulous
8,8 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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    19
Food
9,1
Service
9
Setting
8,2
Value for price
Interesting
Noise level
Really quiet
Waiting time
Fast
7/244 reviews
Vicky R.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
4 /10
Food
4
Service
4
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 22 Jun 2019
This was a disappointing experience. We had booked as my daughter and her partner had never eaten in a Michelin starred restaurant.
There were only 2 waiters for the whole restaurant. Service was slow and not very attentive. We had to ask for water and the wine pairings were late and very small.
The food was bland and flavourless. The wine pairings were not explained to us until the last course.
We had two fish dishes - the turbot in the second course was undercooked.
The pork was almost raw and had white uncooked fat still attached. It had a chars leave on it . I did not eat mine and no one asked why.
The restaurant manager told me when I explained that we had not had a great experience having eaten in Michelin starred restaurants -‘there is a difference between one and two star restaurant s ‘ There certainly is in this case
We received a 20%discount of a £333 bill .
It was never about the money but the quality’s of the experience and the food .
Ulrich B.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
4
  • Meal date : 7 Jun 2019
The mood in the restaurant is not inspiring. The cooks and the servants seem to not enjoy their work. Only a few guests who were placed in the first floor so that people who pass by probably think there are no guests at all ...

Ceiling and windows in the room on first floor are not appropriate for that style of cuisine.

I wonder if they will still exist in one year’s time ...
Jean-pierre D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 22 Jan 2019
Excellent Restaurant
Aisling D.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Sep 2017
Cannot fault this restaurant. The whole experience was wonderful from the outstanding staff to each delicious course!
Stuart R.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
6
  • Meal date : 14 Apr 2017
Had the 4 course lunch menu for 47 euros. All the food was worthy of a Michelin star although nothing about the meal was truly outstanding. If we go again would probably opt for the 3 course menu which at less than 30 euros looked like excellent value.
Sylvain M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Apr 2017
Cuisine très raffinée avec des produits locaux . Des plats aussi bons que beaux . Un accueil et un service très efficace tout en restant discret, le tout dans une ambiance moderne , chaleureuse et tamisée ....un régal des sens .
Roland P.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Apr 2017
Le menu du midi (entrée, plat , dessert) est de très grande qualité. Le contenu des assiettes est copieux et coloré. Tous les mets sont pleins de saveurs. En plus de ces trois composants, nous avons beaucoup apprécié le pain maison sans oublier les 2 mises en bouche, l'avant dessert et aussi le " jus de pomme " servi en fin de repas. Le service est rapide , le personnel très professionnel et sympathique . Nous recommandons cet établissement sans hésitation.
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