1. Restaurants
  2. Région Haute-Normandie
  3. Département de la Seine-Maritime (76)
  4. City of Rouen
  5. Rouen (76000)


  • Cravings: Bistro
  • The extras: Terrace
  • Price: €16 to €35
  • Opening hours: From 8:30am to 1am; kitchen from noon to 2pm and from 7:15pm to 11pm. Closed two Sundays per month and Monday.

Restaurant L'Espiguette in RouenL'Espiguette (Rouen) - © L'Espiguette

With its Formica tables topped with checkered tablecloths, cutlery station and imposing counter/cockpit, L’Espiguette is an historic, bistronomical vessel that attracts regulars aboard for an unbeatable lunch menu, with an appetizer, main and dessert all for just €12.80. The day we went, it was thin slices of pear and Stilton cheese, with toasted pine nuts and arugula; a perfect flank steak with shallots, pink peppercorns and fat hand-cut fries on the side; and for an extra €7.80, an impeccable pavlova (or a traditional rice pudding). And to get your sea legs: a smooth glass of Morgon from Desvignes (€5) or Vermentino from Grange (€4). At night, you’ll find the same bistro fare served even more generously (à la carte €23-50). // A.S.

Getting there

Restaurant L'Espiguette
25, pl. Saint-Amand
TEL: +33 2 35 71 66 27