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Les Flots

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1 rue de la Chaine, 17000 La Rochelle, France
+33 (0)5 46 41 32 51
Website
Today
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous lunch

On a rainy day in La Rochelle we came across this restaurant for lunch and what a find! We had the lunch time set fish menu for 29 euros. The food was exceptional and service good. The wine menu is a little pricey but quality wines. With coffee our bill was less than 120 euros but I guess if you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
LOVE0urh0lidays
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Edingley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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384 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Edingley, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

On a rainy day in La Rochelle we came across this restaurant for lunch and what a find! We had the lunch time set fish menu for 29 euros. The food was exceptional and service good. The wine menu is a little pricey but quality wines. With coffee our bill was less than 120 euros but I guess if you... More 

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Sorrento, Italy
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164 reviews 164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I find it hard to imagine how anyone could possibly give this restaurant less than 4 out of five. We stayed in La Rochelle for 8 nights and this was one of the highlights of our stay Excellent food, excellent service. One slight de traction - the wines were a little overpriced in our opinion, and we speak fluent French!

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As Tripadvisor has grown so the necessity to learn to read between the lines has become essential! If there are really 46 BETTER restaurants in La Rochelle then I'll happily retire to a monastery. The whole experience was brilliant. Obviously being a seaside town, fish and shellfish are going to be a mainstay but to prepare them in such imaginative... More 

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Limoges, France
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were several times in this very nice restaurant just by the harbour and it was, as usual, a good choice. The restaurant is very elegantly decorated and the room sounds quite quiet. The food : fresh, tastefully presented and wonderfully cooked. It was a pity to eat : dishes looked like art masterpieces ! The service is professional and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Not a very warm welcome and not very attentive. A number of the dishes were not well seasoned. My wife's two large prawns on a huge bed of tinned mashed pineapple was exceptionally poor especially at a price of 37 euros! The only good part of the meal was the two desserts. The wine list was nothing special apart from... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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186 reviews 186 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We tried a lot of oysters on our drive up along the Atlantic coast, and this place serves up the best oysters hands-down. The rest of the dishes are all good and we would not hesitate to return. Price point is slightly higher than the surroundings but you can see why. The ambience is definitely more formal than the other... More 

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Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

“Les Flots” is owned by Gregory Coutanceau, one of La Rochelle’s foremost restaurateurs. His brother, Christopher, took on the original, Michelin starred, “Coutanceau” restaurant from their father. The un-starred “Les Flots” is therefore apparently not in the same category as the brother’s place. We had tried to get in there, but it was full. The difference between the brothers is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We decided to treat ourselves to a meal here while staying in La Rochelle on our honeymoon. We turned up at about 8pm and despite the place being fully booked the staff managed to rearrange and find us a table outside overlooking the harbour. We both decided to go for the set menu which was real treat, we had delicious... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This place was recommended to me and i was not disappointed.,but you have to have a full wallet.Staff were polite and although i speak reasonable french they were happy to speak english if i preferred. The starters were expensive at 27 euros so i went straight to the main course. The fish was superb and served with clever vegetables. Dessert... More 

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Bellac, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

To start, the meal for four people with one bottle of average priced wine and two beers was 338 euros. Two of us ordered the sea bass, when it arrived, the waiter proceeded to tell us not to eat the pastry, and the green that was underneath it, as this was there to soak up the salt. I ate some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 rue de la Chaine, 17000 La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 (0)5 46 41 32 51

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 89
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?