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“Not a great meal”

Restaurant La Flottille
Ranked #297 of 416 Restaurants in Versailles
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Not a great meal”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We went as a group of twelve as part of a guided visit to Versailles. A pre arranged meal which sounded as though it was going to be delicious. Not so! Magret de canard with a huge salad, was OK but the Daurade was vastly overcooked and dry!! Desserts were quite nice but not outstanding. Such a shame, as a group we were francophile, mostly fairly capable in the French language but rather disappointed in a lacklustre retaurant.

  • Visited October 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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369 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
“A very pleasant surprise at Versailles”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

The La Flottille restaurant at Versailles was a very pleasant surprise for us. Quite frankly, we didn’t expect much from a restaurant located on the grounds of Versailles when we decided to have a leisurely lunch in the middle of our day-long side trip from Paris. That was especially true because it was a gorgeous Saturday and, consequently, the servers were very busy with the large number of visitors, many with young children, who wanted to have lunch outside. However, we were quickly seated and, regardless of being responsible for far too many tables, our server was very friendly and attentive to our needs.

The five of us ordered appetizers, salads, and carafes of house wine. Of course, delicious French bread was complimentary. All of our dishes were very good. I ordered a salad with duck and was very pleased with that selection. It came with a generous slice of foie gras on top, which I am normally not fond of. However, it was very creamy and quite good. My wife loves foie gras and said it was some of the best she has tasted. And, of course, the wines were excellent.

Overall, our experience was great and we would certainly dine at La Flottile again whenever we return to Versailles.

  • Visited September 2012
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New York City, New York
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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

I will have to disagree with many of these reviewers. This was certainly an excellent half way stop between touring the estate and the chateau. Our waiter and service was excellent. Luckily it was a nice day so it was great to eat outside. We had some pizza, ham and fries that we enjoyed with some beers.

  • Visited July 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“nice concept but pity there was no service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

We ordered a salad and a pizza and asked for a carafe of water (the prices of drinks are very high and all other tables seemed to have these carafes of water). The water arrived but no bread as per other tables. We waited. Several other people arrived and ordered after us and received their food but still we waited. I eventually managed to catch the eye of the waiter who we had ordered from and he just muttered something which I couldn't understand. Then another waiter appeared with two plates and some bread which he placed before us, however it was not what we had ordered so we called him back and he just lifted the plates, realised they were for the people on the next table (who had arrived much later than us) and put them on their table. No apology. We waited a bit longer, desperately trying to catch the eye of the waiter again but to no avail. Eventually we just left. We had wasted about 50 minutes of our valuable time.

Don't bother - or if you must, don't get the waiter with the very large moustache!

  • Visited June 2012
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melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Renoir painting!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

my husband and I enjoyed a lovely lunch after a beautiful , relaxed tour of Versailles.
My husbands pizza was Ok and my omelette was delicious. we had a very nice bottle of Chardonnay to accompany this and meal was enhanced by fresh baguette and chilli infused olive oil. Our waiter was extremely prompt and attentive and gave us very good service. this was one of our most enjoyable days in Paris and thank you to La Flotille for yor part in a wonderful day, we felt like we were sitting in a Renoir painting!

  • Visited May 2012
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