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L'Amaranthe

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French, Organic
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14 Rue Bletterie, 17000 La Rochelle, France
+33 5 17 83 07 21
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good

When you enter this restaurant, with its 16 to 20 seats, large tables and furniture from another century you do not know what to expect. There is no a la carte choices and the menu gives one two entries and two mains to choose from. However, there are about half a dozen deserts. Once you settle and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
jakjabes
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

When you enter this restaurant, with its 16 to 20 seats, large tables and furniture from another century you do not know what to expect. There is no a la carte choices and the menu gives one two entries and two mains to choose from. However, there are about half a dozen deserts. Once you settle and service starts you... More 

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co. kildare ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is a very pleasant restaurant serving thoughtful food. Not the usual steak frites and mousse au chocolate. A very pleasant woman did all the serving at tables. She was courteous and informative about the food. We would definitely eat here again. Good value too!!!

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gloucestershire UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Found this resto on TripAdvisor and liked the sound of it, exceeded expectations by a mile. The maitre d' was an angel and couldn't do enough for my disabled mother. Endlessly cheerful and helpful, and with great English, he transformed a very good meal into an exceptional experience that I'll never forget. He broke the mould of haughty French waiting... More 

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Kemah, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

My husband and I had a wonderful meal in this small, intimate restaurant. The waiter spoke English very well. The bread was homemade, and the menu was small and daily. Over all our whole meal - 4 courses (2 of them shared) and a drink each was about $60....and great deal for a romantic date night.

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co. down
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Dined at this restaurant last weekend for our wedding anniversary. I can honestly say this is one of the nicest meals I have ever had with lovely, friendly service as well. We hadn't made a reservation but as it was quite a nice evening we opted to eat outside rather than go elsewhere. We had the set menu with three... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is the first time I felt let down after reading TA reports of this restaurant. The waiter was excellent, so too was the wine, but the food was poor. I was put off my fish starter when I saw somebody's finger prints in the mousse! It tasted of nothing. The main course of beef was rather tough and again... More 

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

having read all the positive reviews we were expecting quite a lot. Went for lunch and was surprised it was a fixed menu. Single Entre, choice of three mains and about four desserts. As the service was very slow the waiter kept apologising and gave us an Amuse Bouche which was tasteless. The Entre was a fish terrine which again... More 

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Staffordshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This was my third visit to L'Amaranthe and as before the food was wonderful. I had booked a table weeks before by e-mail and although they were very buasy they had reserved a table for me and my friend. I had local cod which was light and delicious. My friend had the salad of the day. The restaurant is hard... More 

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Somerset
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Having read other good reviews, we decided to check out this place whilst in La Rochelle for a couple of days. We didn't expect a table to be available, so were very pleased to get the last table. We sat outside which was perfect. It is situated right in the heart of the old town, but just far enough away... More 

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went to this restaurant on the basis on the reviews on trip advisor following an slightly disappointing meal in La Rochelle on our first night in town. The food at L'Amaranthe is first rate, fresh and beautifully cooked. It is a small establishment and the waiter was very acomlished at managing service in an attentive and efficient way which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Rue Bletterie, 17000 La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 17 83 07 21

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 29
  • Cuisine: French, Organic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?