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le bateau ivre

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42 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 50 70
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Derrylin, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Le Bateau Ivre on Monday and the menu was excellent. We opted for the meal deal and it was good to have the options shown in English as my french wouldnt be too good! Everything was cooked perfectly and the waiter was very attentive. Great location also.

Thank ellie77337
Naas, Ireland
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice lunch, staff very friendly. Would recommend it. Salads and burgers were exactly as we expected.

Thank ferguswryan1
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11 reviews
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Quick and attentive service, yummy food. Menus in English which was helpful for us! We didn't have seafood so can't comment on that but we were impressed.

Thank Joanne H
Newport, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

The name comes from that of a poem by French Poet Arthur Rimbaud. Good location on the inner harbour. We had excellent Mouclade, followed by duck and chips, again excellent. Then ice cream to finish. Would go there again.

Thank Paul C
Paris, France
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

I did not see the reviews of this place before wanting to add one. On the contrary to several comments regarding poor staff, we found the complete opposite! Staff were friendly and helpful. Good food and the portions were more than ample. Would go back again

Thank xandier75
Tbilisi, Georgia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped there without looking first at trip advisor. Like in the old days. Just because there were more people than in other places and the place looked ok and we didn't have internet and we were tired. Sort of gave it a shot. Well...we were fed all right. But we waited long and the food was disappointing. Eatable, but... More 

Thank PierreVischioni
1 review
Reviewed August 3, 2016

Only holiday visited the restaurant. My wifes food was full of oil and inedible. When it came to the bill, we told the waitress and she was very rude saying we refused to pay for the said plate, to which she called us thiefs !! we called the manager and she struck the item of the bill no problems. But... More 

Thank Stuart E
Worcester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2016

I have been travelling to France for 60 years and never have we been to anywhere where the staff was so rude and off hand. And yes, we went twice as we thought the first time was just a bad day! Food not bad but we ended up laughing because they were so officious it was a bit like Faulty... More 

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west yorkshire
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203 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2016

Whilst staying in La Rochelle a couple of weeks ago we decided to eat at Les Bateaux Ivre and weren't disappointed, with the exception of the Vin Rouge Saumur, which was dreadful!! The grilled sardines on a plate of frites were messy but delicious also my friend's Skate, with which we shared a delightful bottle of Bardolino Rose. Our husbands... More 

Thank farthews
Versailles, France
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 9, 2016

I ordered a plate of Shrimps a la plancha - expecting a certain quality and of course, fresh shrimp. I received some old, frozen shrimps - they were tasteless, full of water, literally unfrozen and uncooked, lacking any real sea food smell. Above all, they were served cold! My partner got a rubber like hamburger, the same type - unfrozen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 41 50 70

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