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“Average with delusions of grandeur”
Review of Le Grain De Sel

Le Grain De Sel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$31
Cuisines: French
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Service very slow with insufficient staff numbers. The food is served with reasonable sized portions but in the style of "Nouvelle Cuisine". For example the lukewarm soup had a light dusting of something or other around the edge of the plate.
The good sized portion of salmon was served on a bed of cabbage and topped with goats cheese - with the mandatory "squiggle" of a brownish sauce, to show that the chef is an "artist".
The small portion of chocolate mousse was presented as dessert - in a kilner -type glass preserving jar.
Price though, was not too dear.
It is a bit of a paradox...

Thank Paul N
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Reviewed 8 December 2015

3 of us were there in October. Friendly staff. Absolutely great meal. We had no complaints whatsoever. If I ever come back to the area (I live rather far) I will certainly come back.

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Reviewed 31 July 2015

A lovely warm greeting from the owner on arrival. Very good and efficient service. Good choice of menu offering a range of prices. We both chose the menu gourmand which offered three courses a range of local dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients. The fish casserole was fabulous as was the tarte normande.

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1  Thank Pauline R
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

We went for lunch on the spur of the moment and decided to eat inside rather than on the patio because of the heat. The place seems popular with businessmen so delays could happen at busy times ; there is a 'menu express' if you are in a hurry but we opted for a 'normal' three course meal [22 Euros, ie not expensive]. Hence I cannot say HOW 'express' it is. Service was enthusiastic and polite rather than expert, but the meal was good.
The restaurant is effectively in a suburb of Dieppe ; anyone going for the ferry and wanting a last French meal should consider it. Just go straight up the N27 and it's an imposing white building on the right , set back a little at the top of the hill. [Actually we were so busy loo0king at it that we drove right past, but happily there's a roundabout a hundred yards farther on]. There is adequate off-road parking within view of the patio.
Getting OUT again was a little tricky because the N27 is a fast road but timid ones like us can go round the front and exit via a side road.
A tip : ask for a carafe of house wine rather than buying a bottle. We found it very good and half the price.

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2  Thank Alisdair B
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Reviewed 28 April 2015

It must have changed ownership as the food was very poor. On a previous Sunday visit the place was packed and the food good, but on this occasion it was empty, bar 4 tables, and the food very disappointing.

The Sunday Gourmand lunch menu at 30€ was chosen, for which a starter of mushroom profiteroles was just mulch and I had left most of it on the plate, followed by entrecote steak which was literally 3mm thick. More like a minute steak. A pudding tasted as if it had come from Carrefour supermarket readymade.

It is understandable how they have most of their custom, so sad.

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1  Thank Ruthven65
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