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35 av Minimes, 17000 La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 44 05 54
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    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Dinner twice this visit - an old favorite

Dined here twice on our latest holiday to La Rochelle [we've probably eaten here about half a dozen times]. The food is good and the set menus good value. I would recommend booking in advance and aiming to eat a little earlier. We found that once past 2030 the restaurant was packed out and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2013
Nosilauk
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Trieste
Top Contributor
401 reviews 401 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had a 22 euro set menu: 6 good oysters, a mediocre rayfish (too much butter), and a fromage platter with 3 standard supermarket style cheeses. Indifferent service. I would not recommend it.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I chose this restaurant because of its tripadvisor reviews. I should have noticed they were old. 19€ really does not worth it for a menu. My fish was as good as a frozen meal from Picard (which is not good). Far too cooked and dry. Side dish whee not better. Desert does not make it better. Creme brulé was rough... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Dined here twice on our latest holiday to La Rochelle [we've probably eaten here about half a dozen times]. The food is good and the set menus good value. I would recommend booking in advance and aiming to eat a little earlier. We found that once past 2030 the restaurant was packed out and the service noticeably slower.

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Surrey
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We visited this restaurant in September 2013 based on the reviews of its fruit de mer. We were was sadly disappointed. the langoustines were tiny and there were rather too many whelks for my liking; the restaurant had very few diners for a Friday evening. In contrast, the restaurant next door - La Table Basque was bursting with diners -... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Two visits this holiday - just as good as 1st visit in 2009. The point is it has a simple relaxed cafe ambience, lovely welcoming staff and great fruit de mer and fish but also a meat option plus yummy puddings. If looking for high end dinning you are missing the point. 3 courses including the fruit de mer starter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Very slow service And I can't see why it got such a good trip adviser review Food was good but nothing very special It is not worth the long walk

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Devizes
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

On a very damp day, and after seeing the sights of La Rochelle, we decided to walk to Port des Minimes. The route went through depressing areas, and the rain started to come down in buckets. It was so nice to arrive at Marie Galante and find it full of cheerful diners, welcoming staff, and the most delicious assiette de... More 

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Newry, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Trip adivsor reviews were good so i kept an eye out for this place when walking in this area. It does not look like much from the outside due to plastic furniture, decking etc but it was a lovely restaurant inside. Although it is set back a little from the marina we sat by the window and enjoyed seeing the... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

This is the place for fish dishes. The " fruits de mer" are sublime and the other sea food dishes are very good. Fast and gentle service.

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san francisco
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

This is a real find (altho we recommend that you pinpoint the location if walking or take a cab. It can be difficult to find. It took us two tries .... but was definitely worth the trouble.) Don't take the fun ride on the batobus it docks a long way from La Marie.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 av Minimes, 17000 La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 44 05 54

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  • Cuisine: French

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