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La Bouitte

Certificate of Excellence
French, Diner
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Hameau De St Marcel, 73440 Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
+33(0)4 79 08 96 77
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
one of the best gastronomical experience I have ever had!

I blame myself for having discovered this gem only recently. My parent took me to Les Ménuires (actually to Saint Martin de Belleville) since the late 1970s. and since then I became a regular fan of the Belleville valley, but I never tried out La Bouitte : this shall remain a regretful remorse for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Thierry S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Somerset
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was our second visit to La Bouitte and it was my birthday. The first time (about 3 years ago) they had just received their second star and this time they had just received their 3rd. The pickup from our chalet was a little late, but it's never easy and the driver was extremely courteous. We chose the 7 Surprises... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I blame myself for having discovered this gem only recently. My parent took me to Les Ménuires (actually to Saint Martin de Belleville) since the late 1970s. and since then I became a regular fan of the Belleville valley, but I never tried out La Bouitte : this shall remain a regretful remorse for the rest of my taste buds’... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Four of our six were all I'll after the meal. The menu was uninspiring and all a grave disappointment

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We ate here when it had one, then two stars, so looked forward to taking four friends to experience the three stars. The meal was not only a disappointment because of uninspiring dishes, but four of our six were all ill over the next twelve hours. We had the 145 euro surprise menu, which started with oysters....not a choice which... More 

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United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It depends on your preferences. If you are persuaded by bustling, over-attentive service which takes itself too seriously, then this may be the place for you. I may not like the staff to be my best friend, but I do like them to have a bit of personality. Along with the scrubbed table cloths, all individuality is knocked out of... More 

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were so excited to be going to a 3 michelin star establishment but SO disappointed. One dimensional cooking at its pretentious worst. Bland food. Modest ingredients cooked in an uninspiring way. The main course was the worst. Wagyu beef full of fat and gristle and a rock hard turnip. When offered a replacement a bowl of potato soup with... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I own an apartment in St Martin and I had often wondered about dining at La Bouitte so on my last visit my friend and I decided to try it out(2nd Feb 2015).We were picked up by their minibus and the driver informed us that they had just been awarded three Michelin stars.However the whole experience was hugely disappointing. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at La Bouitte on a number of occasions (mostly as a guest of friends) and have sadly constantly been disappointed. Our latest visit was probably the most disappointing to date. Having heard that they had recently achieved their third Michelin star, I thought that perhaps they had raised their game. Sadly not. The only thing that has... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

La Bouitte was founded over 40 years ago by René Meilleur (best in french) and his wife. Maxime, their son has joined the winning team and this restaurant is the best 3 star Michelin I have ever been to: it is casual, not over expensive and you can almost ski to it. Indeed a van will pick you up for... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

La Bouitte has developed from a restaurant with a local flavour to a culinary experience of the highest order with superb local flavours...we had a superb meal in March 2014....& now they have earnt a THIRD Michelin ***....BRAVO!!

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Address: Hameau De St Marcel, 73440 Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
Phone Number: +33(0)4 79 08 96 77
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Savoie  >  Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Cuisine: French, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hameau De St Marcel, 73440 Saint-Martin-de-Belleville, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Rhone-Alpes  >  Savoie  >  Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
  • Phone Number: +33(0)4 79 08 96 77

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business

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