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L'Astrolabe

17 rue des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 52 55
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Overview
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
2 weeks ago
“A must for dinner ”
3 weeks ago
“The Best In La Rochelle”
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CUISINES
International, Fusion, Diner, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17 rue des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended to us by one of the locals and it didn't disappoint. A tailored menu with fresh ingredients, fantastic flavours and cooked in a variety of ways. Great location close to the market area in a quiet side street. Really worth booking to avoid disappointment.

Thank Maria D
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Maria, It was a pleasure to meet you and Jim. We are glad that you enjoyed your evening with us ! You're right it's better to book ... ;) Thank you very much for your pleasant words.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We researched and decide on this fabulous restaurant on TripAdvisor before our holiday, and it did not disappoint. It is located on a back street in the old town of Rochelle, just a couple of minutes from the shops but sufficiently hidden that you are...More

Thank Thiosux
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, it's a pleasure to know that you had a good evening in our establishment. The entire team and the chef in particular thank you for the enthusiasm you expressed. We are delighted that you have appreciated the quality of our products and the precise...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been staying in LR for a few days and noticed that most restaurants seem to be similar in style - which, on the whole, have been good experiences. However, we were looking for a special dinner and began looking through tripadvisor for suggestions....More

Thank Hazel S
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Hazel, Thank you so much for this lovely review. We are a small place but trying to give to our clients the experience and service quality level you've described. It truly touch our team to see such comments and we would more than glad...More

Reviewed June 11, 2018

It was lovely to have dinner in L'ASTROLABLE :) the food was very fresh and i could feel they use ingridients from local! i had tataki which is japanese style of dish! it was well cooked! ( cus sometime tataki would not well cooked, so...More

Thank soyoungh870
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Hello Soyoungh, Thank you for your review. We are happy that you have enjoyed your tataki and its just cooking. We are looking forward to having you forlunch and hope you will be 100% satisfied Thanks

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Amazing flavours, such a tasty meal! It was the highlight of our weekend in La Rochelle. The service was perfect too! I couldn't recommend more to go to there!!

Thank Camille L
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Hello Camille, Thank you very much for your very nice review. It was a pleasure to receive you with your friends and we are happy that everything went well for you. I look forward to seeing you again if you come again from London! Thanks

Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant with three tables upstairs and a further 7 tables downstairs. The kitchen looks about the same size as a typical wardrobe but this does not detract from the quality of the food which is first class. Definitely better to...More

Thank badgirlwanted
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2018

Hello and thank you for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed our food. You are right, the restaurant is not very big but that's part of its charm. 😉 See you soon !

Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

I genuinely wish these guys the very best in their endeavours - but for this to be #1 in LR in a travesty. Too high - too soon! I had the Korma - a peculiar mix of cashew nuts - sweet potato and Thai curry....More

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Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2018

Hello sir, We are sorry to note that our korma did not please you. All of its ingredients that seem to surprise you were however specified on our menu : peppers (green, yellow, red), sweet potatoes, onion, cashews, tofu, coconut milk and curry. The whole...More

Reviewed November 16, 2017 via mobile

Our starters and main courses had a strong Asian influence - crisp tasty salads with ceviche and beef carpaccio. A good contrast to ‘normal’ French cuisine. The menu and drinks lists were not extensive and a few of the dishes and wines were not available...More

Thank MeandererEngland
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded November 17, 2017

Hello, Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit to our establishment. Our menu is short because we only work with fresh products which also explains why sometimes dishes are not available if they have already been all ordered by...More

Reviewed November 1, 2017

Apologies for the very late review. We visited L'Astrolabe during its second week of opening back in August. Was so impressed with the food and service we went back again for our final meal out at the end of our holiday. Fusion cuisine, beautifully presented,...More

Thank Philip B
Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Hello Philip, Thank you very much for your great review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friendly family. We are very happy that you appreciate our fusion food made with locals products. We are waiting for you! See you soon.

Reviewed September 17, 2017

We stumbled across this looking for Sunday lunch with three kids in tow and, after a quick look at the rating (5 stars), we decided to try it out. To say we were bowled over would be an understatement. This restaurant serves fusion food from...More

Thank xFamilyOfFive
Management response:Responded September 18, 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are glad you had a great time in our restaurant. It is always a pleasure to know what our customers think and as it's essential for us! Thank you again for enjoying our cuisine and highlighting...More

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Hello, Thank you i have well received your email. I am replying to you soon. For information of others customers, your reservation have to be made by phone, by e-mail or the app on ourwebsite.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$20
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 rue des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 41 52 55
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Description
Our restaurant, l'Astrolabe is located in the heart of the historical center of La Rochelle, between the old harbour and the central market. Our goal is to make your taste buds travel! We offer a travel kitchen made with locals products. Specialties of raw or cooked meats and fish, vegetarian dishes, gourmet desserts ... everything is possible so that everyone has a good time. You will also find in our restaurant an original selection of wines and beers from around the world
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