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Le Bistro Gourmand

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18 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 50 51 93
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

The food here was OK but that was all, standard steak and frites. Service was friendly but it was so cold inside. We mainly ate here as was open early and we needed to eat before a rugby game. In a similar circumstance I would eat here again but it would not be my first choice otherwise.

Thank Wayne L
Tring, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Food was ok, even though corners had been cut in as many ways as possible, rump steak is actually bavette (chuck steak) and desserts where pure industrial crap. However Quick enough at the begining it got worse, we arrived at 8pm on New Year's Eve with the only possibility of being sat outside on the smoking terrace. Throughout the night... More 

Thank A-food-enthusiast
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Still waiting for the order after 30 min let's hope the wait is worth it!! I will review in detail once I have got the food - if we're lucky. Now 40 mins after writing this 🙁

Thank stevensgp
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 23, 2016 via mobile

Just because nobody else was open, we decided to take a three course menu. Starting with mussels (they were OK, but nothing special) - a small amount, second course fish (salmon) with rice and sauce bernaise, all not really hot and the sauce was OK but not bernaise style... And the strawberry and green lemon sorbet was really bad. Don't... More 

Thank Christian M
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

the waiting staff didnt seem very interested in us. My friend wasnt asked how he liked his steak and it arrived like old boot leather. My salad was nice but nothing to write home about. I wish I had looked at the toilets before we ordered because if the state of the toilets was anything like the kitchen i would... More 

Thank Elizabeth W
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Supposedly a sea food restaurant. We order grilled salmon. Waiter said it came with rice then sneered when we order beer instead of wine. When the food arrived there was no rice but vegetables. when we queried this he said "don't you like vegetables?" Fish was also over done. Eat somewhere else.

Thank johntdm
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Food was fresh and tasty but nothing too special. Service was very slow. Whilst good value and a good location, there are nicer spots.

Thank efay
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Good food, reasonably priced. Fantastic fried calamari, good moules mariniere, salads. Friendly fun staff.

Thank Charles H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We went today looking for a quick bite to eat. My wife had an over cooked 'fish of the day' whilst my son and I had mussels and chips. The mussels were full of Peacrabs. I personally found this disgusting and it put me off completely. In order to get rid of Peacrabs, mussels ought to be soaked in brine... More 

Thank Pappleton
Llanelli, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed June 29, 2016

The service was atrocious. My wife ordered ice cream, and the others had coffee, which was lukewarm. The ice cream was the highlight! My wife thought that she had come across a large piece of frozen ice, but found that she had in fact a large fragment of broken glass in her mouth. I called the waiter who showed no... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
French, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 50 51 93

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?