Eating Out with Children
Eating Out with children is never an issue in this part of Normandy. Below is a list of places you might like to try. They all have food that children like – chips, crepes, omelettes, ham. (Of course children don’t have to be restricted to the children’s menu!).
La Panoramique – Bar/Bistro/Restaurant.
Tel : 02 33 54 13 79
This is a family run restaurant and Madame Feron and her son Arnaud (who is in charge these days) are very friendly and very used to children. We are very lucky it is so close to Hibou Blanc. As the name suggests it is set on a cliff top with panoramic views sweeping across many of the beaches and places you will come to know, from the tennis club in St Vaast to Gattevile lighthouse. The prominent ridge on which the restaurant sits (next to the church) was occupied by the Germans during World War II.
The Baker at the far end of Le Vast opposite the river – has a scruffy little restaurant – don’t be put off by that - they serve very good omelettes and chips. If you see locals in there, you know it is a sign of good food.
Creperie de Quettehou
Just opened. On the left as you enter the town.
La Chaumiere – Hotel/Restaurant. 6 Place de Gaulle.
Tel: 02 33 54 14 94
Conventional; medium priced; family friendly. But we have found the service rather slow of late, so if you are going there with children go early so as to be the first to be served.
Cafe Saint Michel
Café/Bar/Hot Chocolate – simple menu but good with outside seating in the summer (next to patisserie,in the main street).
St Vaast La Hougue
This bustling harbour town has many cafes where children will feel comfy. On a Saturday morning there is a market and you can buy a rotisserie chicken to take home for later or eat on the beach. You can also buy freshly cooked chips and hot dogs. One stall does take away paella (we haven’t tried this but it always looks appetising).
Garden Cour (belonging to the Gosselins)
On the harbour front does delicious hot chocolate (fresh coffee too) smoothies and tasty nibbles. Outside and inside seating.
Le Débarcadère café/bar/restaurant. Place de Gaulle.
Tel: 02 33 54 43 45
Casual, family friendly, with indoor and outdoor seating. It has a large menu including take away pizzas. There really is something for everyone here. We have used it lots over the years either as a meeting place for a coffee or feeding children or when we have a large group of mixed ages.
Criée du Tomahawk. 1 Bis Quai de Tourville.
Tel: 02 33 54 09 08
This is really a very good fish shop, that has started cooking and serving its own freshly caught fish. There are 12 tables, some inside and some outside. If your children like a simple fish meal try it out. (The lobster and fish and chips get high marks).
La Marina Café/Bar/Restaurant. 8 Quai Commdt Albert Paris. Tel : 02 33 54 55 38
Madame Fluery – is the blonde haired lady you will see welcoming customers in the traditional French manner – a kiss on either cheek - runs the restaurant with her husband, who is the head chef. This is a family favourite and very popular with locals. In high season you need to book and it is shut on a Monday. You will find it on the far side of the marina (next to the sailing club) The atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming and the food good. The best moules mariniere are to be eaten there. There is a children’s menu but you will see children eating all sorts of delicious things including huge ice cream concoctions.
A real treat is to have lunch at the Marina, sitting outside, watching the sail boats come and go!
Pointe De Saire
This is the cafe that was once a German gun emplacement. It sits high on the headland overlooking the beach. If you like watching windsurfers or children building sandcastles, this is the place for you. A cool beer and soft drink or hot chocolate for the children will complete your visit to the beach. It has become a long standing tradition in our family to finish a day on the beach with a drink at the Goelan before heading home.
Cafe De France - Bar/Restaurant. 12 Quai Henri Chardon.
Tel: 02 33 54 00 38
Has lots of food children and adults alike enjoy. It is well known for its Moules de Barfleur because they are smaller and whiter than many moules. It does good chips and the Plat du Jour is always good. It is a fun and friendly place and sitting outside while the fishing fleet arrive keeps everyone entertained. It is also very close to where William the Conqueror’s boat was launched. A large round plaque on a rock at the entrance to the harbour marks this event
Chez Buck Creperie/Bistro. 25 Quai Henri Chardon.
Tel: 02 33 23 12 44
Pleasant, simple, local fare.
La Forge D'Yvetot Creperie/Pizzeria. Tapotin 50700.
Tel: 02 33 40 13 01
This is an old blacksmiths forge with an enormous open fire place used for cooking steaks and other meats. But it is arguably the best place for crepes and pizzas. Children love the food here. It is worth the trip.
A favourite with children!
If you go to the golf club or visit the excellent little museum – which is right on the beach front in the town, you will find 2 cafes doing food. Simple things like cheese on toast or chips and sausages. There is also a Biscuiterie in Quineville that sells delicious home-made biscuits and cake. A tea room has recently been added if you want a longer stop-over.
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Finally, to add to your options, a Pizza Van comes to Quettehou on a Wednesday evening. Remember too, market day in Quettehou is on Tuesday morning and a BBQ stall does very good sausages, pork chops and chips. You need to get there by 12.15 at the latest as they stop selling promptly the market shuts down.