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“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of La Perle

La Perle
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Description: La Perle is a small family-run restaurant, where the menu is completely governed by the British seasons and what can be source locally. 'Seasonal - Local - Ethical' is our motto, with over 90% of our produce sourced from sustainable suppliers based in Hampshire and Dorset.
worthing
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We were delighted to find this place last week whilst on holiday in the area! Unfortunately a little disappointed with the overall experience due to the loud mouthed fools on the next table! No fault to the owners or staff may I add, who were delightful, friendly and welcoming. They were talking so loudly, attempting to outdo and impress each other with stories of how wealthy they were, I was disgusted and it actually ruined the experience for us!
We are both chefs and found the food delicious, inventive and great value. Great moules!!
Such a shame some people think everyone wants to hear of their ridiculous 'achievements'! It's bad manners, foolish and unimpressive!

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We visited La Perle for the first time for dinner on a recent Saturday night and, having read the reviews beforehand on Trip Advisor, we went with high expectations and were not disappointed. I had a starter and main from their specials board and both were exceptional - the scallop starter which incorporated pork was really different, and the stone bass main with smoked shallot puree and samphire was also delightful. My wife had their tart to start, which she enjoyed, and their signature slow cooked lamb the sauce for which was slightly on the sweet side for her but the meat was melt in the mouth. With dessert and a reasonably priced bottle of French Pinot Noir the bill seemed pretty good value. Nice to discover somewhere new that is so good and also not too far away - we will definitely be back!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Peedee1955
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maidenhead
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wow - Twice in one week”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

Seven of us visited this lovely little restaurant for the first time for lunch this week. They serve the most amazing food. So amazing my husband and I visited again on the Saturday. I really loved the Stone Bass with Samphire and Tart Tartin the Blue cheese and Fig panna cotta was amazing too. Shame we live so far away.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank ukangelaberry
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I am almost reluctant to review this little pearl of a restaurant in case we can't get a booking when we want one! It is small and cosy, but has a lot of atmosphere. The food is just divine. Seems to be very busy - we went on the Tuesday after Easter thinking it would be nearly empty,but they were full up! You can find all the information on their web site, including a menu, though there are also specials to tempt you as well.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank RoseRuss99
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Horndean, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

Enjoyed an extremely pleasant birthday lunch here on the recommendation of a friend and previous reviewer (Derms).
An unassuming bistro with excellent food and service, clearly a very accomplished French chef who knows exactly what he is doing. Some amazing flavours and much better than we have experienced recently elsewhere and one of the best we have been to in a long time. Good value for money and well worth an hours drive, will definately make a return visit. Walked off lunch with bracing walk to Hurst Castle and back in the snow!
Thank you

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank diana w
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