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le bateau ivre

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42 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 50 70
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11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
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11 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Quick and attentive service, yummy food. Menus in English which was helpful for us! We didn't have seafood so can't comment on that but we were impressed.

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Thank Joanne H
Newport, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The name comes from that of a poem by French Poet Arthur Rimbaud. Good location on the inner harbour. We had excellent Mouclade, followed by duck and chips, again excellent. Then ice cream to finish. Would go there again.

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Thank Paul C
Paris, France
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I did not see the reviews of this place before wanting to add one. On the contrary to several comments regarding poor staff, we found the complete opposite! Staff were friendly and helpful. Good food and the portions were more than ample. Would go back again

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Thank xandier75
Tbilisi, Georgia
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped there without looking first at trip advisor. Like in the old days. Just because there were more people than in other places and the place looked ok and we didn't have internet and we were tired. Sort of gave it a shot. Well...we were fed all right. But we waited long and the food was disappointing. Eatable, but... More 

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Thank PierreVischioni
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Only holiday visited the restaurant. My wifes food was full of oil and inedible. When it came to the bill, we told the waitress and she was very rude saying we refused to pay for the said plate, to which she called us thiefs !! we called the manager and she struck the item of the bill no problems. But... More 

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Thank Stuart E
Worcester, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I have been travelling to France for 60 years and never have we been to anywhere where the staff was so rude and off hand. And yes, we went twice as we thought the first time was just a bad day! Food not bad but we ended up laughing because they were so officious it was a bit like Faulty... More 

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west yorkshire
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Whilst staying in La Rochelle a couple of weeks ago we decided to eat at Les Bateaux Ivre and weren't disappointed, with the exception of the Vin Rouge Saumur, which was dreadful!! The grilled sardines on a plate of frites were messy but delicious also my friend's Skate, with which we shared a delightful bottle of Bardolino Rose. Our husbands... More 

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Thank farthews
Versailles, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I ordered a plate of Shrimps a la plancha - expecting a certain quality and of course, fresh shrimp. I received some old, frozen shrimps - they were tasteless, full of water, literally unfrozen and uncooked, lacking any real sea food smell. Above all, they were served cold! My partner got a rubber like hamburger, the same type - unfrozen... More 

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Thank MadameLilly
Αθήνα, Ελλάδα
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164 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We are here, a family of 4,pizza on our stop to La Rochelle on a Sunday night! Restaurant was very cozy and quite, service was very very good!!! Our pizzas were very rich and delicious and also we tried creme caramel as dessert which was home made and very very tasty! I recommend it!

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Thank RANIAMO
philippe17140, Propriétaire at le bateau ivre, responded to this review

Thank you very much . We are very happy to read you. See you later. More 

Milford on Sea, United Kingdom
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169 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Chose this restaurant for the location on the harbour front and the menu. We were surrounded by a large group of French ramblers and French families so it seemed to be popular. We ordered the menu du Jour at E11.90 - Soupe de Poisson and Escalope a la crème (moules/frites was the other main course option). The soup was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
18:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 cours des Dames, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 41 50 70

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