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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Outdoor Seating Available
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Updated 10/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/09/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$13 - US$41
CUISINES
International, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Healthy, Central American, Hawaiian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 September 2019 via mobile

We love Asian food so the chance to sample a French fusion version was very appealing. First disappointment was that the meals we really wanted were only available in the evenings. So we both went for the lunchtime special, a chicken dish from Ceylon or...Sri Lanka. A miserable piece of chicken leg or wing arrived on a bed of tasteless onion stew with rice. the dish was lukewarm and greasy. Service is very good, but did not make up for the poor quality of the food. Slightly annoying footnote on the menu - most main courses are available as a starter or main, but you are advised/warned not to have two starters instead of a starter and main. This is not on. We wish the place well and maybe we just chose the wrong dish but we felt the lunchtime menu is far too restrictive. Will definitely not be back.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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AstroResto, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Hello, we are sorry you did not enjoy your lunch with us. Let me tell you that the dish you ate is a yassa chicken, an African specialty, from Senegal specifically. this recipe pleased our other customers. The chicken was chicken drop Challans, red label,...More

Reviewed 14 September 2019 via mobile

This is such a fantastic restaurant! We received a warm welcome and were given menus in English, which made us smile as a number of things were clearly lost in translation 🙂 The food was amazing, so flavoursome and beautifully presented. There were options for...vegans and meat eaters, which is great. The desserts were delicious and beautiful too. Our waiter was very passionate about what he was doing and very intent on us having a good time. He made an effort to describe and explain dishes to us in English and our water jug kept getting refilled without us having to mention it. We sat at a table outside and watched the world go by, which was lovely. There are tables inside and downstairs but it’s a small venue so booking is definitely advisable.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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AstroResto, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2019

Hello, we are delighted to see that you enjoyed your lunch at our establishment. Sorry for our rough translation of the menus we will do better on the next 😇 It is a pleasure to note that you enjoyed our cuisine and our service and...More

Reviewed 4 September 2019

Eating here was a real treat. The food and wine was delicious, and I loved the relaxed French atmosphere (we were visiting from the UK). The waiter even brought me a blanket because I was cold sat outside. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2019
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AstroResto, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

Hello Charlotte, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was a pleasure to have you at our table yesterday evening. Enjoy your The whole team thank you. See you !

Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

The concept is quite simple, it is the Chefs interpretation of Asian dishes he has experienced while travelling. The menu is small but very interesting, there is a raw, medium and cooked meat style dish and the again raw, medium and cooked fish selection. Each...offering is different so you get 6 choices. Then you can have an entree or main size of any of the 6 dishes. The food is fantastic, having lived in Asia for 15 years I can report that he has nailed the flavours very well. He does present the dishes with his own flare so it makes for an unexpected nice surprise. The dessert selection is equally wonderful again with a twist on the presentation. This place is very small so you must book. We will be back for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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AstroResto, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2019

Hello Anthony, We are glad that you enjoyed the recipes that we bring back from our travels around the world. It’s a pleasure to know that an asian taster as you liked our asian dishes ☺️ All the team and especially the chief thank you...More

Reviewed 7 December 2018

Don't let the size of this place fool you: the cuisine is great. It's impressive for a restaurant to successfully serve so many of the world's cuisines, and with a diverse menu that has dishes from Africa, South America, Asia, and Oceania, you need to...really know what you're doing. However, with only about fifteen seats and three servers, I was still at times left wanting for service. It took them a bit long to ask for our drinks, and longer to bring them to the table. But lack of service couldn't ruin a wonderful evening. It really was a world tour, filled with tasty treats from around the globe. Would definitely come back!More

Date of visit: November 2018
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AstroResto, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2018

Hello Mark, we are delighted that you enjoyed our cuisine. It is a pleasure for us to offer these cuisines from all continents. We are sincerely sorry for the wait, we were indeed full with 23 people and 2 waiters. We do not need help...More

Reviewed 4 December 2018

Firstly either book or go early, it's a very small restaurant and gets packed quickly. Secondly the menu though small is a great mix of fusion dishes. Maybe not ideal for children but I'd happily go again.

Date of visit: September 2018
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AstroResto, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hello, indeed the restaurant is small and it is advisable to book. For the children know that we propose a specific and adapted dish which is not on the classical menu. Thank you for having appreciated our food and see you soon with pleasure.

Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great little restaurant for lunch. Found by chance. Innovative food way above French standards. Highly recommended

Date of visit: October 2018
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Pioneer726731, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hello Anne, Thank you very much for your great review and recommandation ! See you soon

Reviewed 5 September 2018

What an amazing find in Rue des Dames right next to our rented apartment and as far away as possible from the quay and its rows and rows of generic tourist trap restaurants Everything is so fresh and innovative - very much a result of...chef's travels and ideas that he has incorporated into his dishes.We had the same dishes both evenings.A delicate white fish cerviche marinated in lemon and herbs onion with warm sweet potato and small salad - a take on peruvian.We then had slices of slightly seared tuna with sesame nuts and coriander on a bed of watermelon mango and tomato He did his own take on New Zealand pavlova - it was just enough crusty on outside but melting in your nmouth on inside - perfect with a fresh fruit coulis He had a limited international wine list - his Silverlake Marlborough sauvignon block was fresh and fruity and up with the best at €4.50 per glass There are restaurants which are engraine don your memory - this is one Thanks to Steven - a large than life energized waiter full of character and personality who made our eveningsMore

Date of visit: September 2018
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Pioneer726731, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your very nice message. We are happy that you have enjoyed your visits to us from the starter to the dessert through the wines. The whole team thanks you and Steven especially. Thank you for this comment that we...More

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Full points for the effort to cater to vegetarians alone (hard, hard job to find a restaurant like this in France...). There was one vegan dish also plus one other that could be veganised. All dishes can be prepared starter or main course sized. Very...fresh, summery food. Interesting touch is their policy of charging for wine - they bring a full bottle to the table and charge only for what is consumed -- test of the willpower if you plan to have less ; ) Although single glasses also available. The interior of the restaurant is tiny and in the basement, at the bottom of VERY steep stairs - something to bear in mind both if you have mobility issues and if you want to go to this restaurant in bad weather because then you should insist on a reservation for indoors. There's quite a lot of outdoor seating but it would not be great in anything other than warm weather and the location, while atmospheric, is not scenic. Nice service, with quite good English spoken.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hello, We are happy that you have enjoyed our cooking and our desire to discover good vegetarian dishes. The technique of "la ficelle" is indeed a good test of control of our love of wine. 😇 Thank you very much for your very pleasant review,...More

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent dinner at "L' Astrolabe" with very friendly waiters. Just go there and see yourself!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Benoît L, Propriétaire at L'Astrolabe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your great review. The whole team is happy that you enjoyed your dinner. See you

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L'Astrolabe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5