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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice find!

Loved this restaurant. The staff were so helpful and pleasant and delighted to see us when we returned for our last night! If you take a table outside it is a great street for people watching.. The food was very good, well presented with great flavours, a slightly Asian twist. Would definitely go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
Ann K
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Arklow, Ireland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Arklow, Ireland
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Loved this restaurant. The staff were so helpful and pleasant and delighted to see us when we returned for our last night! If you take a table outside it is a great street for people watching.. The food was very good, well presented with great flavours, a slightly Asian twist. Would definitely go back again.

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Edmundston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We found this restaurant because it was recommended by the receptionnist at the hotel. Well, was she right...great food, most served out of hot iron casseroles. Service was very nice and the price very reasonable. Of all the restaurants we ate at on our three week stay in France, for the price, this one we remenber well.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Our annual visit to La Rochelle, the ladies spent the morning shopping, so many shops, and then to the harbour for lunch, walk along the quay towards the Towers at the end of the tourist eateries on the right is rue St Jean du Perot with real restaurants and bistrots, and this bistrot is halfway down on the left. The... More 

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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This was one of those read the menu, sit down, then realise the chairs are a different colour and you are in the wrong restaurant! But nothing bad for all that! The food was a bit of a strange fusion for my liking. But my salmon in a banana leaf (I think!) was nice if a little too herby. For... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 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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Address: 41 rue St Jean du Perrot, 17 000 La Rochelle, France
Phone Number: 05 46 50 50 48
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
Average Prices: USD 30 - 37

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business

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