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La Boussole

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41 rue St Jean du Perrot, 17 000 La Rochelle, France
05 46 50 50 48
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 177
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Fantastic Lunch

Even though we arrived just on closing time they did not turn us away as most French restaurants do. The food was excellent and good value for money with friendly staff. Very easy to find just up from the harbour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
James P
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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351 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Even though we arrived just on closing time they did not turn us away as most French restaurants do. The food was excellent and good value for money with friendly staff. Very easy to find just up from the harbour.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I have been to this restaurant on a number of occasions and it never fails to disappoint. There is a small set menu, a mixture of seafood/pasta/meat. Everything we ate was delicious we even went back a second time. Highly recommended.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent lunch at La Boussole with very efficient service. The fixed price menu was good value with a reasonable number of choices to suit most tastes. Serving sizes were large so only a very light dinner needed later! The restaurant is in a charming street. We are staying in the area for 3 weeks and will definitely... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Another of the many restaurants on the Rue St-Jean-du-Pérot, this is one of the best ones! Although very busy, the service was great and we loved sitting out on this amazing road watching all the comings and goings as we ate. We ate spring rolls and aubergine with mozzarella for our starters, followed by chicken curry and duck with camembert... More 

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fife scotland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

on a recent holiday to La Rochelle we had a very good meal at La Boussole. having been eating sea food for most of the week we both thought we'd try a curry outwith an indian restaurant and we were not disappointed. the lamb curry with couscus ( not rice ) that i had was excellent , if the dessert... More 

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Found restaurant on recommendation. Good location by quay. Staff friendly. Ate outside with plenty of room by table. Very quick service. Superb food, cooked to perfection. Caters for all tastes and very popular. So good we ate again at this restaurant and could not fault the experience.

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Nantes, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The sauces on the plates were great, but, the foods themselves were average and not as good as we expected having read other reviews.

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Kent
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Took a punt on a street where all of the restaurants look good. La Boussole created some interesting takes on French Thai fusion dishes. My wife's Thai green bouillabaisse (they don't call it that) was fantastic as was my tartare au saumon. It's not amazing but worth a visit.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

It was by chance that we have chosen this restaurant and it wasn't bad at all. Very busy in that sunday, but the waiter founded a table for five of us. The atmosphere was nice, The food was a "regal3, from the starters to the desserts. Everything was tasty, difficult to choose which was the best. Everybody from us enjoyed... More 

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Nuaille Sur Boutonne
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66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Have visited La Boussole several times, always very good food & service, French food with an Asian twist. Some very interesting flavours in nice surroundings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 rue St Jean du Perrot, 17 000 La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: 05 46 50 50 48

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 37

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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