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Restaurant Christopher Coutanceau

Plage de la Concurrence, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 48 19
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster” (18 reviews)
“tasting menu” (8 reviews)
“homard” (4 reviews)
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French, European
Plage de la Concurrence, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

My girlfriend booked this lunch for my birthday. Just the two of us on a sunny day. We are quite foody and have been to a number of Michelin starred restaurants but this meal blew us away. We both had the signature menu; 7 courses...More

Thank GrumpySmith
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Fully deserving of Michelin rating comes with all the bells and whistles. Great dining room with great views during daylight, well dressed staff, fantastic service, large wine list and fantastic food. We went the a la carte and we got a few nibbles pre our...More

Thank Ian C
Nicolas B, Directeur général at Restaurant Christopher Coutanceau, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for your trust and your comments. We are really happy to know you spent a great moment with us in our restaurant Christopher Coutanceau. We hope to recieve you another time during your next trip to La Rochelle. Best regards, Nicolas Brossard....More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

If Trip Advisor had six stars, we would give it to this restaurant. Wonderfully presented, the food was of the highest quality, as was the service. The maitre d' Nicolas (who may also be part owner based on the business card) had great recommendations for...More

Thank Walaust
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Service was great, food was outstanding, they accommodated us English-speaking Americains with no problem (menu in English and staff spoke English). We did the full (140 Euro) tasting menu at lunch. Everything was seafood so I guess if you don't like that, you're out of...More

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

I could start this review with a lot of expletives trying to describe how amazingly wonderful this restaurant is - from the absolutely perfect service, to the immaculate food and presentation, everything could not, literally, have been better! We stopped in for lunch while in...More

Thank Jason B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

My wife and I had lunch here as a treat during a family holiday. The restaurant is beautiful and has a great view over the harbour. We had the set lunch menu at 70 euros and it was really good value. Three courses with a...More

Thank Stuart E
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had lunch here during a cruise stop and had an excellent lunch with very creative lobster and local fish. It was also accompanied by a fine pairing of wines and while expensive you got a great experience. My problem was that the male wait...More

Thank Dennis S
Management response:Responded 23 August 2017

Dear sir, Thank you for your trust and your reservation. We are really happy to read your comment and want to thank you for your recommendation. Unfortunately, we are confused to read that you found your waiter disrespectful with your waitress. The high quality service...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017

Lovely experience from start to finish. Food was of course superb and service attentive and pleasant. Lovely surroundings and view. All in all a delightful way to spend an evening. The set menu also provides good value for money. €18 for a gin and tonic...More

1  Thank MRTL
Management response:Responded 22 August 2017

Dear sir, Thank you for your trust and your reservation. We are really happy to read your comment and want to thank you for your recommandation. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Nicolas BROSSARD

Reviewed 9 July 2017

To attain 2 Michelin stars you have to be an excellent restaurant - food, service, wine. On the night we ate there the food & wine was just fine. We just had to ask too many times to get the waiting staff to do things...More

Thank PauloZimmer
Reviewed 27 April 2017

From the outside this restaurant looks very ordinary, not so. The decor is stylish and doesn't compete with the amazing view which is mesmerising. The staff are very well dressed and attentive, our french is very limited, this was not an issue. The food, was...More

Thank Helen S
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7 August 2016|
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Response from NBrossard | Property representative |
We don’t have any dress code but during the summer and quite particularly for the dinner, for the pleasure of all and the respect for each, no shorts nor of open shoes for the sirs.
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8 July 2016|
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Response from NBrossard | Property representative |
You can make a reservation on hour website We have a access without stairs and no dress code for the lunch. Regards, Nicolas
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12 June 2016|
Response from ernestBT48 | Reviewed this property |
that style of outfit worked for me. wore sports jacket and jeans. many gents there had no jackets either, so they are not terribly fussy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$82 - US$165
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
12:30 - 13:30
19:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Plage de la Concurrence, 17000, La Rochelle, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Charente-Maritime  >  La Rochelle
  • Phone Number: +33 5 46 41 48 19
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La plage de la Concurrence s’étend au pied de ce véritable phare de la gastronomie charentaise. Ici rien n’est laissé au hasard. Imaginez un instant à part, hors du temps, où tout est fait pour votre plaisir, où les horloges se sont arrêtées sur cette route du bonheur des Relais & Châteaux.
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