Restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in La Rochelle

André

Opened in the 1950s as a waterfront seafood cafe, André grew so popular it began buying adjacent shops. It is now an eye-catching maze of eight different interconnecting rooms, each with its own individual ambience …
Top Choice Seafood in La Rochelle

À la Gerbe de Blé

Lunch local. Buy a dozen oysters from the oyster stand in front of the Marché Central, ask to have them shucked, then head around the corner to Chez Geff and Christine, a buzzing cafe-bar built into the red-brick ma…
International in La Rochelle

Le Soleil Brille pour Tout Le Monde

There's a distinctly bohemian air to The Sun Shines for Everyone, an organic restaurant cooking up highly original (often vegetarian-based) dishes. Many are inspired by the tropical French islands of Réunion and Mar…
Modern French in La Rochelle

Prao

Named after the multi-hull proa (prao in French) sailboat typical to the Pacific and Indian Oceans, this funky bistro takes great pride in the products it cooks with, all sourced locally from small, often artisan, p…
Bistro in La Rochelle

La Fleur de Sel

A favourite Sunday-lunch address with discerning locals, Delphine and Bruno's whitewashed bistro on two floors has a signature mini wooden trough of rock salt on each table. Cuisine is modern French with dishes such…
Gastronomy in La Rochelle

Les 4 Sergents

The stunning, Eiffel-style steel-and-glass verandah filled with gargantuan designer ceiling lamps, lush potted plants and beautiful white tablecloth-dressed tables is a big reason to dine at this upmarket address. C…
Market in La Rochelle

Marché Central

La Rochelle's 19th-century covered market bustles with foodie action every morning; on Wednesday and Saturday mornings fruit, veg and other food stalls fill the surrounding streets. Inside the market hall, don't mis…
Modern French in La Rochelle

Le Thiers Temps

How does snail paella sound? Or perhaps a goat-cheese mousse mixed with salted butter from Brittany? Or a John Dory fish with a pea cheesecake? Yes, it's inventive and original at this easy-going, apple-green restau…
Seafood in La Rochelle

La Petite Auberge

Smart without being stuffy, this is a top-notch place for superb French gourmet cuisine, much of which originates from the ocean depths. Try the stuffed baby squid with risotto or the scallops with duck liver and yo…
Brasserie in La Rochelle

Café de la Paix

Meal-sized salads, hand-cut tartares, steaks, foie gras, duck and other classic French brasserie fare is the order of the day at this historic belle-époque cafe, an address that is more about oggling at soaring fres…