With their traditional, gastronomic or innovative cuisine, the restaurants of la Manche serve up delicious and diverse dishes. Tuck into the delights of Norman gastronomy created by skilled chefs: lobster, oysters, cider, saltmarsh lamb, local produce, cheeses and so much more. By the seaside or in the countryside, discover the best restaurants of la Manche according to the Michelin and Gault&Millau guides.
When talented chefs work their magic on exceptional produce, the awards are bound to follow.
For more than 100 years, the famous gastronomic guide has distinguished the best restaurants in its annual selection. In la Manche, three restaurants received the precious star in 2023, and one was awarded a green star.
At the head of the restaurant Intuition, Mickaël Marion gives free rein to his creativity and creates dishes with a unique combination of exotic and Norman flavours.
He uses plants and wild flowers that he collects himself, for a truly exceptional result.
In this fantastic restaurant, Philippe Hardy takes you on an extraordinary sensory experience to explore his universe.
He creates an explosion of flavours and spices, with freshly caught fish and vegetables from the garden.
Pierre (Pi) in the kitchen and Lydie (Ly) front of house are ready to welcome you for an intimate fine dining experience in their contemporary restaurant. The menu here changes according to the season, but is always inspired by the sea and made using top-quality local produce.
L'Auberge SauvageA green star in Servon
Since 2021, the Michelin guide has awarded a green star to the restaurants and chefs that hold themselves accountable for their ethical and environmental standards.
In 2023, the Auberge Sauvage in Servon received this award.
This restaurant is situated in an old rectory in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. The chef, Thomas Benady, dreams up dishes with the emphasis on wild ingredients. He is committed to local, seasonal cooking, and prioritises produce from la Manche. He also grows his own flowers, herbs and vegetables in his kitchen garden.
Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants
The Michelin star and the Bib Gourmand awards are two different things. While the star awards only quality and sophistication, the Bib highlights restaurants that offer a balance between value for money, quality and pleasure. In la Manche, four excellent restaurants received the Bib Gourmand in 2022.
Auberge de l'AbbayeHambye
In this relaxed and cosy restaurant, nestled in the heart of the countryside, the chef creates a delicious menu with an innovative spin on Normandy flavours. You’ll love the tasty dishes and leave feeling happy you discovered this special place!
The place has changed, but the excellent reputation of the restaurant remains the same.
In the centre of Blainville, Lionel infuses Japanese flavours into his inventive gourmet dishes, while Edwige runs front of house, takeaway meals and the wine cellar.
When an English chef settles in la Manche, it makes for an unmissable combination! In his cross between an English pub and a Norman bistro, Edward Delling-Williams cooks up a hearty, gourmet and sophisticated cuisine. Don’t miss fish and chips Fridays and the famous Sunday Roast!
Restaurants with two
Gault & Millau toques
Every year, the Gault&Millau guide awards restaurants according to a number of different criteria: taste, quality, the creativity of the chef and the simplicity of the dish.
In this friendly restaurant, the young chef Brice Moncuit serves up tapas, contemporary dishes and inventive cocktails. He is a native of the area and only works with local and seasonal produce to ensure he offers the very best to his customers.
Jonathan Datin, the chef at this gourmet restaurant, prides himself on his signature cuisine, with its delicious flavours and beautiful presentation, served up in a cosy, natural interior. His goal is to “inspire emotion”, and he certainly succeeds!
At La Citadelle, oysters from la Manche, lobster from Chausey, and whelks from Granville are all made even more delicious by the talent of Cyrille Doraphé. This restaurant facing the harbour is the perfect place to enjoy a seafood platter and locally inspired flavours