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La Boussole

41 rue St Jean du Perrot, 17 000 La Rochelle, France
05 46 50 50 48
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Ranked #50 of 342 Restaurants in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $37
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
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
2 reviews
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Great, fresh and tasty food. The fish in particular is very good. Nice ambiance and decor. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

More than excellent pepper sauce with beef, good value for money in general. Lovely street to sit outside.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I had dined at a restaurant next door the previous night and was hoping for a similar experience at La Boussole. It didn't come close. The service was good but the meal was the worst that I had in 3 weeks in Europe. I suspect the chef had taken the night off

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Genova, Liguria, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

First night in La Rochelle, every place was almost full, we managed to dine here around 22:00 pm. We have been pleased by both the food and the ambient. The cooking is a mix between french and oriental traditions, with strong use of spices. We took a fish-menù, and to summarize i would say: nice entrèe, excellent main dish (espadon)... More

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Paris, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The service was friendly and quick without being overwhelming. The food was delicious, especially given the price range. The setting was also nice. An excellent restaurant all around. Recommended.

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