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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 53
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  • 21
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  • 14
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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
Good food at a decent price

I just popped in for lunch as this restaurant was recommended by my hotel. It was extremely busy, many families with young children and as such fairly loud and hectic. One sits close to the neighbouring tables, hence not the place for any intimate discussions. I have to say that this was not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Philipp-J-B
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Hamburg, Germany
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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Hamburg, Germany
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I just popped in for lunch as this restaurant was recommended by my hotel. It was extremely busy, many families with young children and as such fairly loud and hectic. One sits close to the neighbouring tables, hence not the place for any intimate discussions. I have to say that this was not negative though. It all added to the... More 

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

A wonderfully varied and extensive choice on the set menu led to a very tasty dinner tonight. My husband had the goats cheese, seafood casserole with sticky rice and the caramelised pineapple with mango. I had the pork spring rolls, duck in honey, and the chocolate fondant. All of it was absolutely delicious. We had a couple of carafes of... More 

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UK
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had a very lovely meal but I wouldn't say it was a family restaurant. The waitresses were very pleasant to us but the choice of food for our 6 year old was very limited indeed. If it wasn't for this we would definitely have gone back for a second meal as the food was very tasty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were lookin for a nice restaurant to lunch in La Rochelle. It seems an impossible mision because of the big amount of turist in the city. We ate really good and the service is very nice and polite. Wines are a bit expensive (i'm used to spanish prices) in France in general. Have a nice meal! I do recommend... More 

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La Rochelle, France
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Having started to work our way through all the restaurants on this road of restaurants (not all on the same day!), we liked the look of the French/Asian fusion menu and were not disappointed. The service was friendly and the food (prawns in breadcrumbs and goats cheese in pastry for starters, magret and brochette of beef for mains) was delicious.... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

In a street full of restaurants, all of which seem to be good, we were glad to have selected La Boussole. Great service and lovely food, both main course and dessert. Comfortable and busy atmosphere.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We came to this restaurant last year and enjoyed it so much, we decided to come back again on our visit to La Rochelle this year. Again we were not disappointed! The food was fantastic, for starters we had breaded butterfly prawns with a lovely mild spicy sauce, for mains someone had the beef curry served in a mini wok,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It was only on our third trip to La Rochelle in recent years that we first discovered this restaurant, and we liked it so much that we paid a second visit. The staff were so friendly, that we were flattered, but not surprised, to be recognised on the second occasion, and made warmly welcome. The fusion of styles made for... More 

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Elgin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We sat outside on a lovely 14th July evening and enjoyed an excellent meal for our last night in La Rochelle. Although very busy, staff were excellent and very friendly. Our food and wine were very very good and €90 well spent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My family with 2 young kids went there for lunch. Got a goat cheese starter for myself it taste so great. Had a seafood curry for main dish. Maybe its because I don't like cook salmon taste else the curry taste rich. My wife got a beef brocette medium done and its perfect. Kids menu is 4 piece nuggets or... More 

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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