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“Wonderful meal” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Amaranthe

L'Amaranthe
Bletterie 14, 17000 La Rochelle, France
+33 5 17 83 07 21
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Ranked #5 of 329 restaurants in La Rochelle
Price range: $20 - $48
Cuisines: French, Organic
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

This is a great place. A small restaurant with a very friendly host and a limited but excellent menu, which changes each day. We could choose between two starters and two main courses (both fish and meat), and because we made a different choice we can say that everything on the menu tasted delicious. The tarte tatin for dessert was a perfect ending to a great dinner, which at € 22 is very good value for money. There was a nice choice of wines (per glass or bottle), which were also very affordable.
We appreciated that there was some time in between courses, which gave us a relaxed feeling we missed in some other French restaurants.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Staffordshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Went a second time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a super little restaurant and well worthy of the recommendations. It was noteworthy that all the tables were full with French people who obviously appreciate good food at low prices. There are three set menus each day but whichever you choose, you know that you are in for a treat at a very reasonable price I cannot improve on ther comments of Kyle C except to say that we so enjoyed our first lunch, we visited on another day, again for lunch. The menus were different but if you have the choice of poached salmon go for it. Absolutely delicious.
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  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“I don't see what all the fuss is about.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

When we visited L'Amaranthe it was rated on Tripadvisor as number one in La Rochelle. I fail to see why.

The location is uninspiring, the one hour wait for our first course was, in my opinion, too long, and I considered that both my starter and main course were slightly overcooked. However the price was very reasonable.

Either this place has been very overrated or I just fail to appreciate the finer points of French cuisine.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Delicious 3 course meal-affordable & great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

L'Amaranthe was fantastic. Affordable 2 course meal with a delicious bottle of house red wine. The server was a lovely lady. She brought out an extra course for us in the beginning which was mussels in creamy egg cream sauce. The entrees were delicous, a poached salmon salad & the other was tripe stuffed in a roasted tomato accompanied by potatoes and greens. The main plates were also very tasty. Seared duck with vegetable puree & fish with sauteed fennel and vegetables. All the ingredients were very fresh and healthy tasting. Would definitely go back!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Didn't get to eat here”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Arrived at 8.25 pm as I had made a reservation for 8.30pm the tiny place was packed , we were told as it was raining they were extra busy and they had no room for us ! Only outside which was unfortunately not possible due to the weather. Not impressed. So we never did taste the food here, so cannot comment on that.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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