We eventually managed to go back and eat at the Restaurant “Les Freres Caudron” at Rue.
The food was good brasserie standard, and the servings generous. The house white was a very reasonable Chardonnay. It’s a big restaurant and, on the Saturday evening when we went, it was absolutely packed.
This might explain why the service was rather too slow, so that after two courses and a long wait we decided to skip the desert and go home for ice-cream and coffee. The price was reasonable and the surroundings comfortable – until we had waited so long the chairs began to feel a bit hard – so we have only the service to complain about. Perhaps this was a particularly busy nght, or maybe they were short-staffed, but whatever the reason, Les Freres Caudron will have to up their game if they want to compete with the impressively high standards of service and value you’ll always get at our favourite restaurant, La Terasse at Fort Mahon.
We’ll no doubt be checking out Les Freres Caudron again soon, and will hope to see a marked improvement, as it’s always good to have several equally good, economical, and reliable restaurants to choose from when you’re on holiday.
Today saw the departure of the Sylvesters who had, they wrote in the Visitors’ Book, enjoyed an excellent week at Sandboys Dune. Even the weather was good, they said. It certainly was – yet another week passes with no rain and the grass in Fort Mahon gardens is so dry, yellow and shrivelled it’s almost disappeared. Fortunately France seems rarely to run out of water in its reservoirs, though, and there’s no talk of hosepipe bans or any other limitations on use yet.
Let’s hope the weather stays good for our next arrivals, the Woottons, the Herberts, and the Smarts. Perhaps they’ll be able to recommend some other restaurants.