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Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux

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3 Place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France
+33 5 57 97 06 00
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic day having lunch at a place where the food is good and the people are not as friendly as you would expect in this type of restaurant. However the views from the terrace making it all good.

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Thank K B
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear K B, Many thanks for your comments following your meal with us in August of last year. I am delighted that you enjoyed the terrace and the food. Your remarks on the staff are somewhat surprising as in general they are praised for their friendliness and kindness. I am sorry that you did not have that impression. I hope... More 

Atenas
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have been fortunate to have eaten in many fine restaurants around the world and, without question, this was our finest meal ever! My wife and I were greeted by name, congratulated on our anniversary and seated at a table with windows on two sides. Contemporary in design, the restaurant is quite attractive in an elegant, minimalist manner, which we... More 

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1 Thank ervall
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear ervall, Many thanks for this lovely report following your meal with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed Nicolas Magie’s cuisine and the service in our dining room. We have shared your comments with all of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future and we wish you a very Happy New Year. Kindest regards,... More 

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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We had this Wonderful experience at the St James hotel and especially restaurant and all this because of the excellent food (thank you chef) and the exceptional PHILIPPE and Firmin who deserve a Big Thank You. Philippe made our stay more than enjoyable and we had this great time enjoying a very nice hotel and excellent restaurant. Thank you again... More 

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Thank Paul A
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Paul A, Many thanks for this lovely report that we have shared with the team and Philippe and Firmin in particular. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kindest regards, Anthony Torkington General Manager More 

Oslo, Norway
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565 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Located in the Hotel of the same name designed by Jean Nouvel, this place is a gastronomic destination with a beautiful view over Bordeaux. Our party of 7 had the 5 course Menu Plaisir and it was indeed pure pleasure: of course Amuses bouches to kick off, then raw scallops with caviar, St Pierre, followed by duck and foie gras,... More 

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1 Thank Tanmouss
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear Tanmouss, Many thanks for you lovely feedback that has been shared with the team. We hope to welcome you back to the Saint-James in the near future. Kindest regards Anthony Torkington General Manager More 

Connecticut
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311 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Great gastronomic adventure. The chef and wait staff present food in an artful manner. Great food, great wine, great service. Nice job.

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Thank bobbylupo
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear bobbylupo, Many thaks for having taken the time to give your feedback following your recent meal at the Saint-James. We have shared your comments with the team and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again soon. Kindest regards, Anthony Torkington General Manager More 

Sheridan, Wyoming
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95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We went here for a family fete and were able to dine outside under the trees in delightful weather. The staff were of the highest calibre and the courses were superb. The thought that went into the preparation of each individual course was an exercise in being extraordinary ambitious that succeeded! Delicious. And then the wine, the wine, the wine...... More 

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Thank William C
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear William C, Many thanks for your glowing report that we have shared with all the team. We are delighted that you enjoyed your meal and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Kindest regards, Anthony Torkington General Manager More 

WINDSOR,UK
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86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very impressive hotel entrance and views and located in a charming village. Restaurant benefits from lovely views but is sterile in its design and there is a lingering stale food smell throughout. Service standards unfortunately far below even 1 Michelin star . Waiting team wandered around between tables without taking responsibility for any section. One dish misdescribed as langoustine when... More 

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Thank CBB99
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear CBB99, Many thanks for having taken the time to give your feedback following your meal with us. We are sorry that you did not enjoy the moment spent with us. We have analyzed these comments as they are not in line with what we normally have as feedback and hope that you will have the opportunity to come and... More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Friday evening dinner was a real disappointment. More like a "canteen" on service standards than a Michelin restaurant. Clownish maitre de/restaurant manager who fancies himself more as a comedian than a professional. All went downhill. No specific waiting staff ownership of table so that all staff had varying turns at the table and not too well either. All the restaurant... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear MOEZJ, Many thaks for having taken the time to give your feedback following your recent meal at the Saint-James. We have read in detail the comments that you have made following your meal with us. The personal comments that you make towards certain members of our team are hurtful and not justified. If you knew them you would been... More 

Evergem, Belgium
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Very expensive for quality and originality of the presented dishes. Seems to us that this restaurant is overrated.

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1 Thank HeBe_99
ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear 808hermanv, We are sorry that the dishes did not meet with your expectations – your comments are very different from those that guests make in general. We hope that you will have the possibility of coming back to review your judgement. Please feel free to contact me personally for the booking. Kindest regards, Anthony Torkington General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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540 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Le St James, where everything that surrounded the food was just perfect: beautiful views over Bordeaux on a sunny evening, perfect wines recommended by the sommelier and flawless service from Stephanie. The food - we had the Menu Plaisir - was sadly a little disappointing, with some dishes extremely nice (the fish with mushrooms... More 

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ATorkington, Directeur général at Restaurant Le Saint-James Relais & Chateaux, responded to this review

Dear whiterabbitjb, Many thanks for your feedback that we have shared with the team and the Chef in particular. We hope that we will have the chance of welcoming you back so that you can review your judgement on the Chef’s cuisine. Kindest regards. Anthony Torkington General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$62 - US$179
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Place Camille Hostein, 33270 Bouliac, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Gironde  >  Bouliac
  • Phone Number: +33 5 57 97 06 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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