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“Underwhelmed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Compagnie des Comptoirs

La Compagnie des Comptoirs
Ranked #761 of 1,285 Restaurants in Montpellier
Price range: US$37 - US$147
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

Having read the reviews my wife and I decided to celebrate our 25 th wedding anniversary at this restaurant
Sadly we were disappointed. Having booked we were sat promptly and our order was taken by one of the owner brothers.
We were kindly given some nibbles while we waited.
Thirty minutes we were told that the restaurant had run out of an ingredient in my wife's starter and she had to reorder.
We given a free amuse bouche while we waited.
By the time the starter arrived it was 75 minutes after arriving and we had eaten all the nibbles a
, amuse bouche and drunk half the gorgeous wine.
The starter was fine , nothing outstanding.
When the mains arrived we were quite full , and the restaurant was boiling hot.
My risotto and my wife's gnocchi were so rich that we could each only eat a few mouthfuls.
And sadly that was that.
What started so promisingly ended badly and the meal that we looked forward to soo much was a bit of a disaster.
A real shame because the place was beautiful and service was excellent.
C'est la vie !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“oodles of yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Really to good to share with anyone else, wish the chef was my best friend. If you are looking for something creative with unusual combination, this is the place to go. Booking recommended

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Caroline S
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Poole, United Kingdom
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369 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
“Fantastic, food, wine and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2013

We dined here on two evenings as the food was just too good to look elsewhere. We had the filo wrapped chilli prawns ( and unusually in France the prawns were shelled- heaven). The wagyu fillet steak was tender and tasty and the rum baba with oodles of rum poured on at the table was to die for. The wine was reasonably priced and the service discrete and excellent. There was a noisy bubbling atmosphere and the bill was reasonable. Give yourselves a treat and go there,
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  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Justonemoreholiday
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London, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Innovative cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

I went ther with some local friends. The location is nice and it's a great place to take a date even if it can get quite noisy on weekends.
What really blew me away is the food I ordered. I am usually not a big fan of fusion cuisine, my inclidnation goes more towards the classic French, but that time, I tried to stay open minded, and what a surprise. I ordered a dish which combines pan seared fresh foie gras and salmon. The end result was spectacular. The tastes were very subtle and interesting.
From the other review I just read, they must have hired a different chef :-)

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Michael B
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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good service, food ok”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Service was fantastic. Food value for price, not fantastic, although menu was creative. Don't recommend the Clam Risotto but the Toro steak was great.

Visited March 2012
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Thank Debi C
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