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Yep, planning to pop in for a tea!! Spotted it while perusing a street map of Cherbourg. Myself and friends usually meet in the Bournemouth branch for a tea and a natter, so would be funny to be in Cherbourg's at exactly the same time we usually meet here. Only planning on drinking tea and maybe a breakfast item like a hash brown, but I would find it fun!

 

Be interesting to see what a French Maccy D serves that we don't get here. I now await the jokes....(L)

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Be interesting to see what a French Maccy D serves that we don't get here. I now await the jokes....(L)

 

Just as disgusting as their offerings in the UK - not a joke! :D!

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Just as disgusting as their offerings in the UK - not a joke!

 

Not sure I would agree with that. I suspect the quality control and standard of product in MacDonalds is likely to be as good as, if not better than many other fast food outlets.

 

That said, no, you don't usually go to France for international brands like MacDonalds. But if you are not familiar with eating abroad then MacDonalds is a safe and familiar option so why not?!

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Some of the other fast food establishments have quite a reputation e.g. Buffalo Grill, and Quick (short for "quick a bucket"). If you really want to draw the short straw you could try Courtpaille ...

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Don't get me wrong, I fully intend to eat the national cuisine too!

 

(Except escargot.....:-#) Maccy D's looks a bit of fun as well as more local food!(L)

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Just eat where you prefer Brigitte, the idea is to enjoy yourself. On BF we always eat in the self service but some people on here would turn up their noses if you don't use the 'posh' eatery. Do your own thing and be happy!

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I went to a McD's in Caen one Sunday afternoon a few years ago as it was about the only place open at 4pm. Much the same as here, though I don't think they did extra value meals. Not a particular fan of the golden arches myself, but needs must ...

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I asked one of the managers in our local what they serve in French branches and he said they serve Danish pastries and suchlike at breakfast or bagels (they serve bagels here as I sometimes have one with a bit of Flora or Philly) The day menu is much the same as here, but I think some of the breakfast items are different!

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It's pretty much the same, with the occasional different name. Must say though that I tend to find food in Maccas in France is done better than it is in the UK. You'll also see that on all their posters indoors they carry health warnings, a bit like cigarette packets :)

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Had a really nice prawn salad at Macd's in Caen many years ago. Never been in the one in Cherbourg, although I've used the car park of one in Marseille for the free wi-fi.

By the way, don't ask for a big mac - mac being a slang term for a pimp. Enjoy.

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I don't do 'posh' restaurants, but I'd rather go hungry than use a MacDo.

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Last Maccy D's I had in France was the one on the road between Caen and Ouistreham after being dropped there to walk the rest of the way to Caen after a rather epic night in Caen!

 

Best Maccy D's breakfast I've ever had!!!

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I'll try that link when I get home (yep, sitting in the Bournemouth branch) Getting an access denied page, typical, often happens using this!!

 

The ham and cheese croque seems the biz.

 

Edit - could admin remove second post, seems to have double posted, having connection probs. Cheers.

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I'll try that link when I get home (yep, sitting in the Bournemouth branch) Getting an access denied page, typical, often happens using this!!

 

The ham and cheese croque seems the biz.

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Last Maccy D's I had in France was the one on the road between Caen and Ouistreham after being dropped there to walk the rest of the way to Caen after a rather epic night in Caen!

 

Best Maccy D's breakfast I've ever had!!!

 

Ahhhh, them were the days :)

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MacDonald in Verona.....about 9 years ago we were there and we fancied something other than pasta or pizza. Ended up in Mackies having a fresh salad thinking, why can they not do this at home.

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In Hungary, the word for cheese is 'Sajt' which is pronounced as 'shyte'. A cheese burger is a 'Sajtburger' and therefore, you can go into McDonalds and ask for a 'Shy..te burger'. ;) Hours of endless fun that one gave.

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They do salads here, but doesn't sound like the same as you get abroad! The salads here are quite basic, but not too bad - I tend to have a small portion of fries in mine if I'm feeling decadent! Maccy Ds here are doing the Oreo mcflurry - which is, for me, one of my ultimate indulgences, good job it is just a promotional thing every now and again, not something permanent, or I would be a few stone heavier than I already am!! I like anything with oreos in....

 

Now I wonder if Cherbourg's branch does them....:D

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Very close to McD's in Cherbourg is the Courtepaille ('Haystack' and the building is supposed to resemble at haystack). Never been in myself, but I suspect that you will get something nicer and certainly 'frencher' in there to give you a heightened sense of being abroad. Or, on the market square (Place du Theatre) there is a diner attached to the rear of the casino, and also an Oncle Scotts, both of which will give more of a local flavour (literally in both senses). And you won't feel intimidated in any of those places - they rely on the diminishing number of Brits and welcome those that do come.

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Very close to McD's in Cherbourg is the Courtepaille ('Haystack' and the building is supposed to resemble at haystack). Never been in myself, but I suspect that you will get something nicer and certainly 'frencher' in there to give you a heightened sense of being abroad. Or, on the market square (Place du Theatre) there is a diner attached to the rear of the casino, and also an Oncle Scotts, both of which will give more of a local flavour (literally in both senses). And you won't feel intimidated in any of those places - they rely on the diminishing number of Brits and welcome those that do come.
Roger, We ate at Courtepaille at Cherbourg last year and the food was very good. Steak and Chips with a salad and a dessert came to 12€50.Very good value and excellent service.

Talking about food I'm just off to prepare the barbeque,before the match. Pork kebabs,sausages ,new potatoes and green beans with a bottle of red . C'est la vie.It's Mother's day in France tomorrow,I will have to do the same thing again! Happy Mother's day to all the Mum's for tomorrow. All the best, Imprimerie.

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I just HAVE to find a chocolate custard tart at some point! Courtepaille sounds quite good value - MUST go in Macs though for that bagel, then Courtepaille maybe a good bet for lunch.

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On the Quay de Caligny (turn right after crossing the bridge as you approach Cherbourg centre from the ferry port), there is a bar-brasserie sandwiched in between more formal restaurants - steak/frites for about 8 Euro last year. Very nice. It was closed the last time I passed through, but that might have been a Monday thing.

 

I can't say I'm a fan of MacDonalds - maybe it's a generational thing - when I was a kid we had the Wimpy Bar, at least they provided plates and cutlery!

 

I know I'm a bit of a food snob, but each to their own. The only point I would make, with regard to BF catering, is try the main restaurant at least once, and certainly don't be intimidated by the supposed formality - the waiting staff are very helpful and friendly, and not at all "stuck up". Once you've tried it, you're in a position to make an informed choice next time.

 

Talking of value for money, I've just returned from a couple of days in the Picos de Europa (Northern Spain) - voyage report to follow - where the menu del dia goes for about 10 Euro, including 3 courses, bread and wine (or water) - and that's in obvious tourist spots.

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Well, I never thought I'd see a thread about McD's on here! :o(L)

 

I'm equally surprised that no-one (mentioning no names!) has commented on French McD's selling Kronenburg! :P

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