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14 rue Bletterie, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 17 83 07 21
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very original food, little choice so it means that everything is fresh. Very nice staff and good wine. Local food!

Thank yves B
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have eaten here three times and it has been superb. Howver this time the only good thing was the decor. If you are the kind of person who gets iiritated by long and I mean very long waits, don't go here. We arrived at 12:30 to a relatively empty resuarant, we were not shown to our table which we... More 

Thank Gerard G
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner here on Friday last as it was close to where we were staying and it was rated #2 on Tripadvisor. The menu is very limited ...but REALLY very good. It is very popular .....even apart from the night we ate there ,...we passed the restaurant every night and was always packed. The menu consisted of a choice of... More 

Thank HappyIrishGolfer
Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

If you run a restaurant with only two choices of main and two choices of starter, they all need to be amazing. Sadly they weren't. Went for dinner on a hot night and sat inside. They needed a fan or air conditioning because it was stifling. Two staff only for a full restaurant was not enough, and consequently service was... More 

Thank tedp17
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

A reservation is a must as we had to book 4 days in advance. Quiet location away from the harbour. Staff friendly, attentive and professional. We had had the plat de jour, which was the best value we experienced during our 6 day stay. Pre entree arrived, complimentary and a very pleasant surprise. Daily menu. Starters close to fine dining.... More 

Thank DealOr N
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This place is a small intimate bistro style restaurant offering a limited but well considered menu of superb food at reasonable prices. Six of us had a fantastic meal with duck or mussels as a starter followed by beef or fish and excellent fresh deserts. These we're beautifully prepared, presented and absolutely delicious. If you are visiting La Rochelle thoroughly... More 

Thank nickums2010
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

The L' Amaranthe is an absolute pleasurable eating experience, I have eaten in many restaurants but this was just one step forward, from the very stylish tableware, fantastic staff who explained our dishes perfectly, the food was absolutely exquisite prepared with such precision and by a team that loved their work, what more can I say, just magic, well done... More 

Thank Roger S
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Five of us had a wonderful meal here. From memory, the menu was E24 for 2 course and E29 for 3 courses. We all went for three course and had a lovely chicken liver pate as an amuse bouche first. Great presentation. Choice of about three or four staters and two main dishes. Did not see anything for vegan or... More 

Thank Mark W
Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic reception. Despite our mistake in booking they found a table for us (restaurant was full) and we enjoyed an excellent dinner on the terrace. Two entrees and two mains (fish/meat) changing every evening. Very reasonable prices (also for the wine list). Food was fresh and preparation flavourful. Don't miss it if you are a La Rochelle!

Thank Alberto A
Calgary, Canada
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98 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed one of the best meals we have eaten in France at this delightful, small restaurant. The value is exceptional with each course carefully prepared with local, fresh ingredients and beautifully presented. Only two offerings per course, but such delights! Lamb brochettes or cucumber gazpacho/seaweed cake for the entrees, veal or fish for the main courses,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $31
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 rue Bletterie, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 17 83 07 21

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