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“A great place to celebrate” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Bouche

La Bouche
61 The Strand, Walmer CT14 7DP, England
01304 368881
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Walmer
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: French Provincial Cuisine is on offer at the renovated former Lord Clyde Public House on Walmer Seafront. We offer simple, wholesome, value-for money dishes based on the owner’s French experience of more than forty years. We try to be as authentic as possible, in a relaxed and friendly environment. Do not expect 'fine dining', although we have an excellent wine and beer list. Do not believe everything you tread on TripAdvisor, good or bad! Come and try us for yourselves. We are not perfect, but we proud to be doing what we do.
Walmer, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“A great place to celebrate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Delicious birthday meal on 21 November. The owner and staff were really helpful and the chef adapted one of the entrees for two of us - which was a bonus. Great ambiance and a good time was had by all. Would recommend dining here if you haven't yet.

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Deal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very good - but could be excellent”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Four of us went here on Friday night. The food cannot be faulted at all. Everyone enjoyed their meals which were a mixture of Duck, Fish and Pork Belly (make sure you're hungry enough for the latter!). The staff and service were certainly 5 star!
There were however 2 downsides for me, firstly it is very bright, and secondly the table cloths were paper. It gave the restaurant more of a café feel - but maybe that is what they want? Maybe if they dimmed the lights you could get away with the paper cloths.
As I said in my heading, very good, but in my opinion could be excellent!
In any case, I'm sure we'll be back - the food was too good not to go again - and I guess that's what matters at the end of the day!!

  • Visited November 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Deal, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Cosy French bistro ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Wanted to eat here for awhile and did this Thursday. French home cooking with no hint of brake bros. Had rillettes with piquant tomato relish followed by confit canard with creamy potato purée and red cabbage. My partner had calamari that were definitely not from catering supplier and the herring which may have been local. V generous servings. Liked the fact they had pelforth beer in bottles but pression would be even better. Only comment would be its a bit bright inside but still cosy. A bit darker would make it even cosier.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“It really is that good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

As an old cinema advert (almost) used to say, "You don't have to go to France to enjoy delicious French food". You don't. Go here and save ourself the time of crossing the channel. Authentic ingredients, recipes and cooking.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Small but delightful with good quality food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Had a meal here while visiting friends in the area. On entering you sense a clean, open environment that is efficient and friendly.
People may think it is a limited menu - but surly this means food is fresh and seasonal. Locally caught fresh fish was on the menu for the meals of the day. Typically French in many ways.
The staff were helpful and efficient - attentive without being pushy.
Food was delicious and well presented. Good choice of wines at a range of prices.
Thoroughly enjoyed this visit and wish I had similar where I live.
Price was reasonable for the quality of the food. We were able to hold a conversation and not be drowned by music or other people, despite it being busy when we arrived, which has to be a plus these days! We all enjoyed the evening very much!

  • Visited October 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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