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La Boussole

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41 rue St Jean du Perrot, 17 000, La Rochelle, France
05 46 50 50 48
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this eatery by accident, looking for a meal on our last day. Ate outside. Friendly, helpful staff, varied menu, with excellent well prepared food. Reasonable price. Will definitely revisit on our next trip! Highly recommended.

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Thank Broadster67
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We appreciated the attentive staff who spoke good English. The street is vibrant and the food was good and there was a pleasant family atmosphere. Service was quick, and a good range of wines were available all for good value.

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Thank daceissocool
Andover, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having learnt that the top Rated Restaurants Aren't always the most authentic I chose a small place off the beaten track for our overnight stay in La Rochelle. La Boussole certainly lived up to its reviews and although #93 on the list at the time sounded just what we were looking for. The food was superb and the manager/staff extremely... More 

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Thank Suzanne B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful menu - had the marinated steak and succulent nems for my entrée. Lovely waitress had the biggest smile on her face and was part of a very beautiful evening. Sit outside and enjoy the ambiance of this great street.

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Thank Sealicious
Salisbury
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the tapas type snacks served in pleasant surroundings by smiling helpful staff. Four dishes plus fries were more than enough, very tasty, good value.

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Thank forester696
Chester, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

I holiday in this area of France twice a year and we always come to La Rochelle for shopping and we head for this restaurant where you get good service, good food with a twist, and good wine, and little of the tourist bustle. The three of us all had different items from the good value menu and we all... More 

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Thank JohnEF33
Geneva, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

The quality of food is good, the products used for cooking are high quality products. The service was ok, not the best, staff seemed overwhelmed.

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Thank Elena S
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Had lunch which was so good we went back for dinner a few days later. Great menu and good prices. A twist on French good with a Chinese spice or two. Very friendly and enjoyable ambiance. We sat outside for lunch and inside for dinner, both fine choices.

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Thank Emily E
Chalon-sur-Saone, France
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185 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Well received as we arrived at 19h00 and had the place to ourselves, and then the place just filled up. Pretty popular place for a Tuesday. Lots of variety and great food. There was a little mixup with dessert but globally it was good.

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Kinross, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We just love this friendly restaurant nestled in the heart of La Rochelle. The food is consistently good and the staff are very friendly and attentive. Also they offer menus in English with a very good translation of the food you will receive. We went there with all our visitors last year and everyone loved this place as much as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $37
Cuisine
French, European, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 rue St Jean du Perrot, 17 000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Poitou-Charentes  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: 05 46 50 50 48

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