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Le Balbec, providing chic cuisine and a dreamy atmosphere

  • Gourmet cuisine

  • Regional products

  • Stunning view of the sea

  • In the heart of Cabourg

Welcome to our gourmet restaurant located in the heart of Cabourg with a stunning view overlooking the sea. You will delight at the gustatory journey you will embark on surrounded by the elegant and inspiring decor of Le Balbec.

There is no time to lose. Come to Le Balbec and experience something extraordinary.
You will discover it first on your plate, with a delicate and refined cuisine that manages to be gourmet, traditional and modern all at the same time: prepare to be whisked away by this daring culinary feat.
Here, we only use fresh ingredients, and seafood is put front and centre. Among the main dishes on our menu, you will find salt-crusted turbot with lemon confit butter, truffle purée and seasonal vegetables. Perhaps you will even follow in the footsteps of the Grand Hotel's illustrious guest Proust and sample the sole meunière...
An extraordinary view will unroll before you as far as the eye can see with a peaceful yet stunning view of the sea. What better setting could you ask for to enjoy your lunch or dinner?
And the gustatory journey continues, this time at the bar with its menu. While perusing our selection of wines and spirits, perhaps your taste for reverie will draw you to our signature cocktail. Its name is The Swan, another homage to Marcel Proust. It is quite a story...

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At Le Balbec, experience the thrill of its flavours with a magnificent view of the sea.


"Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5, based on 227 reviews"

  • Luc Warnotte

    2 stars out of 5

    2 weeks ago

    (Translated by Google) A tasting menu with beautiful products: scallops, turbo, pigeon but I didn't have the appetite for a long menu. A la carte, monkfish, pork, ... in short RAS has star prices. I chose the sole… €68 for a small 20cm sole! Cooking ok but freshness and meat not at the price level. We try to compensate with appetizers, sweets, sweets and a truffle puree! I imagine it works for a superficial clientele but not for those who have experience with good houses.

    Un menu dégustation avec de beaux produits: st jacques, turbo, pigeon mais je n’avais pas l’appétit pour un long menu. A la carte, lotte, cochon, … bref RAS a des prix d’étoilé. Je choisi la sole … 68 € pour une petite sole de 20cm ! Cuisson ok mais fraîcheur et chaire pas au niveau du prix. On essaye de compenser avec amuses bouches, douceurs, mignardises et une purée aux truffes! J’imagine que ça marche pour une clientèle superficielle mais pas pour ceux qui ont l’expérience de bonnes maisons.

  • Collard AEP

    5 stars out of 5

    1 month ago
  • marc bougenot

    3 stars out of 5

    2 years ago

    (Translated by Google) The 4 of us have been coming every year for several years. We are always charmed by the place and very very satisfied with the service and the sommelier. Despite everything, there are always things to say about the cuisine. The quantities are really very insufficient and it is always lukewarm. Of course, the bread is very good, the butter too, which helps to think that we had a good lunch...But the crab or mackerel are cheap products Chef, the quantities could be more generous, right? In short, we probably won't come back next September...

    Nous venons à 4 tous les ans depuis quelques années. Nous sommes toujours charmés par le lieu et très très satisfait du service comme du sommelier. Il y a malgré tout, toujours à redire sur la cuisine. Les quantités sont vraiment très insuffisantes et c'est toujours tiède. Bien sur, le pain est très bon, le beurre aussi, ce qui aide à penser que nous avons bien déjeuné...Mais le tourteau ou le maquereau sont des produits bon marché Chef, les quantités pourraient être plus généreuses non ? Bref, sans doute ne reviendrons-nous pas en septembre prochain...

  • Crystal Khlyr

    1 stars out of 5

    2 months ago

    (Translated by Google) Menus at €95 and €135. Even for lunch.
    Too expensive.

    Menus à 95€ et 135€. Même pour le déjeuner.
    Trop cher.

    Response from the owner

    2 months ago

    (Translated by Google) Dear Madam,

    We thank you for taking the time to share your opinion. Although we would have preferred your experience to have been more pleasant, your feedback and impressions are very important to us because they help us improve our services. We also invite you to contact our Catering Director in order to develop your opinion.
    Brian RIO - Customer Relations Manager

    Chère Madame,

    Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de partager votre avis. Même si nous aurions préféré que votre expérience ait été plus agréable, vos retours et impressions sont très importants pour nous car ils nous aident à améliorer nos services. Aussi, nous vous invitons à recontacter notre Directeur de la Restauration afin de développer votre avis.
    Brian RIO - Responsable Relation Client

Location & Contact


Les Jardins du Casino
Cabourg 14390

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 19:30 - 21:30
Thursday 19:30 - 21:30
Friday 19:30 - 21:30
Saturday 12:30 - 14:00, 19:30 - 21:30
Sunday 12:30 - 14:00, 19:30 - 21:30

Restaurant location


  • Non Smoking Area

  • Credit card

  • Other payment options

  • Wheelchair access

  • Free Wireless internet (WiFi)

  • Parking

  • Booster Seats available (for Baby)

  • Reservation recommended

Your health and safety is our top priority

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