Hello, here I come again with the best address for foodies in the city where I live, Rouen. At least once a week, I have tried to pemper my self not to cook and enjoy the local food. To be honest it is also a privilege to live in France, where food is very important to the people. And, I am quite lucky living in Rouen, which lots of choices of food, not only in a restaurant, but also food market and even their franchise fast food tastes much better than it is in Indonesia.
First. Restaurant Philippe
It has been third time I came to this restaurant, and believe me you, I’ve never had the same menu each time. What I mean by menu is the restaurant always have different choices in everything every season, even the desserts. So, I can’t give you any recommendation of which food to try, as they basically have different one every-time. But, no worries, I can assure you that I’d never disappointed and always came home with a happy tummy. It’s better to have reservation if you are a late evening eater. I came there around 7 pm, and they let me in without any reservation.
The address: 4 Rue aux Ours, 76000 Rouen Ph. +332 35 71 36 10
Open for lunch during weekdays
Open for lunch and dinner on Friday – Saturday
Second. Noodle Shop
I accidentally passed by this Noodle Shop to get to the parking lot after having dinner in the other noodle restaurant nearby. So, I have had a look on their menu on the street, and it looked really interesting. They offer different kind of noodle than the other Chinese noodle restaurant nearby. You can have not only Japanese noodle (such as: ramen and yakisoba), Chinese noodle, chicken teriyaki, and Korean burger (bao). Well, if you have the chance to come here, I would recommend you to try their Yakisoba.
The address: 172 Rue Eau de Robec, 76000 Rouen
Ph. +332 32 83 09 14
Open for lunch and dinner from Tuesday – Saturday
Third. Le Deli cat
This one is quite particular. I believe you’ve heard about cafe in Paris for cats lover. So, we also have one in Rouen, it’s a small brunch / tea-shop where you can meet lots of adopted cats around playing in their cat playground while you’re having brunch or having a tea time in the afternoon. I am personally not a cat person, but if you’re in first date or something, I would imagine this one is the best place to go to. I’m sure with having cats around would make you feel less nervous and start making silly conversation.
I went there on Saturday around 10/11 in the morning, so I’ve order a menu for only 15€ with orange juice/ hot drink/cold / salmon cake and salads / a very good dessert from the best patisserie in town “Christophe Cressent” (Meilleur ouvrier de France). The salmon cake and salads are really good, it was homemade cook. The owner is also really nice and humble.
The address: 70 Rue Cauchoise, 76000 Rouen Ph. +332 35 03 89 57
Fourth. Pizza Drugstore
Unless I found another better pizza in town, Pizza Drugstore is so far the best place where you can eat the best pizza in Rouen. The place itself quite unique, the restaurant was an old wine cave. So, please note that you can’t have any connection downstairs, it means you will concentrate enjoying your food and having discussion. Unlike another pizza place, where you can order via Deliveroo or Ubereats, you can’t get their pizza unless you go in there. Make sure you have your reservation or go there to have early dinner. The perks of having pizza here is that you can have half pizza and half salads, so at the end you will have more space in your tummy to taste their tiramisu.
The address: 2 Rue Beauvoisine, 76000 Rouen Ph. +339 82 33 43 18
Fifth. Gill côté Bistro
This one is quite chic bistro situated in the tourist area “place du vieux marché” owned by Gilles Tournadre. He has several restaurants in Rouen, one of them is 2 stars Michelin located near the River Seine. You will absolutely enjoy good dining or lunch with more likely reasonable price. The staff are friendly and they will let you have a seat even without reservation as long as they still have place available.
Here’s some quote in French from Michelin inspector about this bistro..
Sur la place du Vieux-Marché, le “côté bistro” du restaurant gastronomique de Gilles Tournadre. Tête de veau sauce gribiche, andouillette de campagne pur porc, saucisson chaud aux pistaches, ou encore côte de cochon, jus corsé, purée de pomme de terre à l’ail et aux herbes… Les produits frais sont à l’honneur. L’assurance de plaisirs francs et sincères ! – Les inspecteurs du guide MICHELIN
Address: 14 Place du Vieux Marché, 76000 Rouen
Ph. +332 35 89 88 72