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La Boussole

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41 rue Saint Jean du Perot, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 50 50 48
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
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19:00 - 22:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel, it was bustling, but they still managed to seat us. The food is good and brings together fusions from the east and west. My wife had curried pasta (bear with it !) which was good a mild curry flavoured creamy sauce but it still managed to work. I had the more traditional... More 

Thank Sean B
Agen, France
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good and solid adress anytime of the day. We had a good time eating here, raviolis were delicious! We took swordfish meal aswell and it was tasty, the only thing that i should point out is that swordfish was overly cooked, hard and dry. Anyways it's a solid restaurant so try it out.

Thank Davidukas13
Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Evening meal.....Ok I well pleased to get a table having no booking(should have been a warning!) but to be honest I did not enjoy the food. I had pork spring rolls.... the oil was bubbling on them! The Duck for main course came on a bed of very soggy mashed potatoes. I did not finish either. The waiter never asked... More 

Thank Evelyn S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I have visited this restaurant on many occasions in the last 9 months and have always found the food excellent and the staff courteous and friendly. In particular the curried fish casserole is brilliant. Sine of the reviews of this restaurant are greatly at odds with our personal experiance

1 Thank rboorman1
Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Excellent restaurant - we visited with family who have decided this is one of the best lunchtime restaurants in La Rochelle. Delicious food, lovely atmosphere and excellent, friendly service. Of course the price reflects this.

Norfolk, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Decided on this restaurant after looking at the menu, one evening. Offered a choice of tables inside or out. We both chose crispy chicken salad to start, it really was delicious. For main fish stew curry and chicken red curry, both again delicious - similar to a Thai meal. Good house wine, water & bread. Decided not to go for... More 

Emsworth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

This restaurant was recommended as a good place to eat. Mmmmm. Food was good, service shabby. Is it because it's the end of the season? We booked for once- we are usually not good at this! The service was from the school of 'rush them through to get the queue down.'Q The food was almost thrown at us. In fact... More 

Thank Alison B
Bewdley, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Myself and my better half were walking by around lunchtime and thought we'd give this place a go - glad we did as I really enjoyed my wok fried scallops in a lovely bisque type sauce with pasta. My o/h enjoyed his spiced lamb dish too. Not overly expensive at €45 with wine

Thank Laineylass
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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125 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived here around 10pm and managed to get a table outside. Great atmosphere and busy in the restaurant until around midnight. The speed of service was very good and the food was very nice too.

Thank CharCharCharChar
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were recommended to visit this area to find our evening meal, to avoid the usual tourist rubbish. We settled upon La Boussole simply because it looked interesting and relatively busy. What a lucky choice! The food was absolutely exquisite, and a delightful infusion of world spices into traditional French cooking. Highly recommended!

Thank wandrian95

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$37
French, European, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 rue Saint Jean du Perot, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 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?