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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 #38 of 330 restaurants in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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peterborough UK
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

We found the food reasonably price and the house wine very acceptable. The food is refreshingly different, gentle spices would happily visit again

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La Rochelle, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Good reputation, but not fantastic. Basic & standard spicy food. Not bad but not personality. It would be alright if it would be 10 euros cheaper.

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La Rochelle, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Very nice restaurant, good price/quality value, lots of flavour, nice presentation, waiter are nice & smiling For middle budget, a nice restaurant that I recommend (were there 3times, always good!)

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