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Le Bistro Gourmand

18 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 50 51 93
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible54%
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“fries” (2 reviews)
“serving food” (2 reviews)
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French, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
18 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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1 - 10 of 35 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times because it was friendly and attractive with good selection of "Menus". Along the waterfront with outdoor area and at night had a flame to heat and be welcoming. Twice for lunch and once for dinner. Good decor and ambience.

Thank Goldig
Reviewed October 1, 2017

We made the mistake of eating here before reading the reviews. The service is beyond poor and the food is terrible. My salmon was over cooked and my husband's was raw and when he cut his broccoli in half it was mucky brown rot inside.We...More

Thank jls404
Reviewed September 21, 2017 via mobile

W went for lunch, my wife had an omelette and chips that was ok. I had a set menu started ok main course poor and cold. Service very slow, very sullen, very bad, on waiter intent on having his jeans so low to display his...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

Rude waiter. Rubbish food. Completely overpriced. We went here because most of the other restaurants weren't open yet and we wanted an early evening meal. I wish we had waited for other places to open since it ruined our last evening in La Rochelle.

Thank GWells2014
Reviewed August 14, 2017

The best thing I can say about this place is that the incompetence of the staff makes for some entertainment, if you enjoy farce. Expect bad food and shambolic service.

Thank dmr851
Reviewed August 7, 2017

We only chose this place as it was serving before 7pm when most of the decent restaurants open. The food was bland and the service poor.

Thank Richard C
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately my partner and I were both unwell after eating the moule mariniere here. The mussels were very small and by no means perfectly formed. The drinks were also extremely expensive. Avoid.

Thank Mfrancis_11
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Only one restaurant which is opened after 15:00 which perhaps explain such an awful service and food (no choice to go eat somewhere else). It was the most disgusting mussels in my life and this is on the ocean! It was old for sure! And...More

Thank Alina_Rus
Reviewed June 20, 2017

We walked all around the Old Port around 4-5pm, and none of the outlets were serving food. The one exception was Le Bistro Gourmand, which had large banners stating "Service continu"! The serving staff were okay but not brilliant, but we had an enjoyable meal...More

Thank David H
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We went to this Bistro as they do Vegetarian food which is great as my wife is vegetarian. I ordered a Mushroom and tomato Omlette for my wife and a fish dish for myself both with fries. the food was quickly cooked and brought out...More

Thank Ross R
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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  • 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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