Hotel le Bellevue
An imposing hotel on the quayside of the pretty little riverside resort of La Bouille - a popular spot with the citizens of Rouen at weekends. The hotel is run by the friendly M and Mme de Mederos who are deservedly proud of their hotel and its excellent restaurant.
Hotel le Bellevue is a friendly hotel, a stone’s throw from the little ferry across the Seine. You’re sure to get a warm welcome here, and enjoy a comfortable stay. The rooms are very comfortable, and have all been recently refurbished. La Bouille is an interesting place to explore. Squeezed between steep cliffs and the Seine, it’s traditionally the first stop-off downstream from Rouen. Although small, it has a surprising number of cafes and restaurants. Otherwise, much of the village life still centres around the ferry (usually free to pedestrians).
There are two restaurants here. The main restaurant is on the ground floor and has an authentic Normandy décor and specialises in cuisine using local produce, and offers a number of very fine fish dishes. There’s another room on the first floor with some fine views of the river and its traffic. In the summer, the terrace is also used. Along with its undeniably tasty food, the hotel prides itself on its extensive wine list.
Velouté et brochette de langoustines
Mini-Choux ricota-pesto, magret fumé et confiture d'oignons
Escargots de Trouville à la crème d'ail, cannelé aux lardons
Saumon mariné sur galettes de maïs et crème aux raifort
Vol-au-vent volaille et champignons au pommeau
Tarte fine tomate-mozzarella-basilic et jambon de pays
Filet de dorade, sauce vierge et flan de parmesan
Médaillon de lotte, crème aux herbes et pâtes à l'encre de seiche
Effiloché de pintade et champignons au cidre, pâtes fraiches
Magret de canard, sauce aux airelles et poêlée de champignons
Filet de boeuf sauce au camembert, galette de pommes de terre et oignons
Filet mignon de porc au Pommeau, embeurré de chou au lard
Plateau de fromages
Croustillant de camembert et pommes sur lit de salade
Tarte au citron et meringue
Gaufre à la pistache et crème onctueuse au chocolat
Trio de petits pots de crème
Tarte tatin servie tiède, crème fraiche
Trio de sorbets et glaces
- Smart hotel in interesting riverside village
- Friendly restaurant with some great food
- Comfortable bedrooms, many with river views
- Great location - close to the little Seine ferry
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