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“Informal eaterie with good food and friendly service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Solette

La Solette
Ranked #84 of 498 Restaurants in La Rochelle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Informal eaterie with good food and friendly service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

We have eaten at this restaurant on numerous occasions in the last 6 months and it is unfailingly good. The food is simple - nothing fancy but it is delicous. Ditto the service, simple and unstuffy and not particularly tolerant of people who are overly demanding. People come to this restaurant because they are charmed by situation in one of the prettiest squares of La Rochelle, the food and the very friendly staff. Best to book as the restaurant is very small.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Lorraine B
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Tours, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great food served by dopey ex hippy owners. Each dish was slow and cold. Had to ask for salt 4 times and never got it. We were there 3 hours with 2 small children , not happy at all.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Saun H
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely, busy cafe with a good vibe.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2012

We had a delicious lunch here and thoroughly enjoyed the chicken with coconut milk unlike the local reviewer. The fish was great too. The staff were courteous and attentive and were patient with our limited French. A preferable experience to the tourist traps on the harbour front in our view. The freshly cooked fondant for dessert was mouthwatering and the local wine tasted great in the sunshine. Great location just off the main streets. We'll visit next time we are in the area. Highly recommended.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kziward
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great local cafe, very friendly, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2011

Just off the beaten track in a quiet square in Quartier St Nicholas there is this great little cafe (only three inside tables, plenty outside) and the quaintest approach to the loo ever.

Usual ~25euro menu or three course with quite good choice, all cooked in front of you by "William". He can cook. Food was fairly straightforward but very well cooked and presented by friendly family staff, happy to share a joke and laugh despite any language barriers.

Really enjoyed our evening.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rich0106
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London
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

Excllent staff - great food in a lovely little square away from the quai side tourist traps

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Thank DickiesLondon
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