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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
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  • 193
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We were staying 2 nights in La Rochelle to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary and found this restaurant by chance escaping some cold, wet weather. The menu was an interesting mix of traditional French favourites with Asian and north African twists. The quality of the both the cooking and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
756kp16
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Chalais, France
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I stopped in La Rochelle en route from SanSebastian to Mont St Michel, and had one of the best dinners of the trip here. A delightful mix of French port seafood with a hint of North African/Asian spice is the best way to put it. Every course was lovely. Look, I'm not a foodie but I do appreciate unique and... More 

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Chalais, France
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were staying 2 nights in La Rochelle to celebrate a 40th wedding anniversary and found this restaurant by chance escaping some cold, wet weather. The menu was an interesting mix of traditional French favourites with Asian and north African twists. The quality of the both the cooking and the products were outstanding. The staff were charming and efficient. The... More 

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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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ED
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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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60 reviews 60 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 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
63 helpful votes 63 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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Families with children, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?