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Tonton Louis

Rue Samuel Champlain | Port de Peche de Chef de Baie, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 68 25 97
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“haddock” (2 reviews)
“oysters” (4 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
19:15 - 21:30All hours
French, Seafood
$$ - $$$
Rue Samuel Champlain | Port de Peche de Chef de Baie, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

As many others have commented it's not easy to find, however, have faith, keep going until you reach the far end of the estate and you will find it perched on the dock, it's well worth it. This was my special birthday meal and it...More

Thank Clipsee45
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We went here for lunch and I would strongly advise booking. It was rammed! I'm not much of a fish person but my wife absolutely loved eveything she ate and my little haddock was really very nice. Service was pleasant, friendly and fast. Prices were...More

Thank Max W
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Our first visit to the fabulous but understated Tonton Louis .The seafood is world class .The restaurant is dockside in the Commercial Fish Port .The general locale is unwelcoming but the restaurant is a beacon of warmth .A convivial and relaxed ambiance .The dishes are...More

1  Thank Belfast_Sailorman
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Really surprising find,when your approaching you think your on the wrong road as its in the industrial estate near the quayside miles from anywhere retail,however once inside its a well oiled professional restaurant.not posh but nice . We opted for the buffet at 34 euro...More

Thank Luckitup
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Excellent, very nice indeed. My wife and her sister thought it was the best duck they had ever tasted. My only complaint was they could not tell me the name of the red house wine which was very very nice.

Thank john r
Reviewed 20 December 2015

This is a no-frills, high quality seafood restaurant. The food is as fresh as you can get it and the service attentive. This location is not the easiest to reach and you will need a car, but the trip from La Rochelle is worth it....More

Thank Thisisjustridiculous
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Helpful friendly welcome, very child friendly, and great on the terrace. Buffet was better than we imagined and the oysters (extra €8 for 6) were both good value and good eating. Staff recomended a good local wine which was cheaper than the one I was...More

Thank Daniel E
Reviewed 21 May 2015

First off if your idea of seafood dining is Fish and Chips. Stay Away. If you expect English to be spoken in the quintessentially French establishment - don't waste the journey. If you are more concerned about being fawned over than what is in your...More

Reviewed 13 May 2015 via mobile

We took bus line 20, which got us right to it, 18 minutes from Place de Verdun, no problem. The bus goes every half an hour, except for some time in the morning and afternoon. Lunch times are noon to two, evening times late, 7:15PM....More

Thank Julia214
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Had dinner here and it did not meet our expectations. Service was uninterested at best especially as we are not French. We asked for a window table and were told no, only for 3 or 4. The next couple (French couple ) to arrive were...More

Thank cordyroy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$87
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:15 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Samuel Champlain | Port de Peche de Chef de Baie, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 68 25 97
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