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“Pleasant surprise”
Review of La Bastille

La Bastille
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Ranked #97 of 225 Restaurants in St Helier
Price range: US$13 - US$38
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Restaurant and wine bar serving fabulous local, fresh food and the finest wines & craft beers.
The Netherlands
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

You enter through the somewhat noisy bar area at the front, but once you're in it is very stylish and relaxed. Good food.

Visited June 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“shockingly dissapointed”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

unfortunately our experience at the Bastille was most probably one of the worst we have had at a restaurant. Once seated at the table we were given the menu and made our choices, our order was taken by a lovely waiter, when he came back to take our order we gave him our choices only to be told "sorry Madame that is not available we have run out" after going through the menu several times, only to be told the same thing we arrived at a choice that was available. On being served our starters; less certain ingredients, because they had run out of them, we proceeded to eat, to our horror one of our guests halted eating and said " o my god there is mould on my toast" aghast we all inspected the toast served to two guests to find it had green mould growing on it. we called the lovely waiter over to tell him, he was very embarrassed and took it to show chef. Chef arrived at our table, dressed in dirty food stained whites, his response was to say very flippantly " I apologise for this but what do you expect me to do about it" not the response you would expect from someone who had just served up mould on a plate. This response coupled with everything else was a bridge too far. He told us that; guess what; he had run out of bread and had run across the road to purchase a loaf of kings mill sliced bread from the shop, not quite the sort of bread I would expect to be served with an expensive starter, but ha ho. Left with no choice we departed the Bastille in disgust never to return and went in search of a restaurant that served what it said on the menu & that was also fit for human consumption.
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  • Visited July 2014
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Great Tapas”
Reviewed 19 July 2014

After walking around St Helier looking for somewhere to eat we came across Bastille Brasserie which looked very busy so we decided to give it a try. I am so pleased we did we decided to stick with their Tapas menu and ordered 6 dishes thinking that they would be small. We were soon surprised to see the size of the dishes it was more like a feast. Friendly staff excellent food well worth a visit.

Visited July 2014
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York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Tapas”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Excellent service, very friendly staff, excellent tapas everything was well presented well cooked and so tasty
tempura prawns, scallops with chirizo and beef ribs were fantastic

Visited June 2014
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jersey
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218 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Great tapas”
Reviewed 12 April 2014

Really good food, highly recommend this place, nice setting too with pleasant staff, very European feel, the meatball and bass dishes were my personal favourites, great bar with huge selection to chosse from too

Visited April 2014
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