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15 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
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Cahors, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This wasn't my first choice, or even my second. First was closed, second was a good walk away and it was raining! I chose the 24.50Euro meal. Chipirons were OK, the Dorade was OK, rice was dry. Gateau Basque was OK. No didasters, but I felt it was a tad pricey for what I got. The waiter and waitress looked... More 

Thank lostinthelot
Carlux, France
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

It is a great pity that our memory of the picturesque port of Saint Jean de Luz will be tainted by the unfortunate choice we made for lunch – Ongi Etorri. We both selected the 17.50€ menu, 3 courses each – that is to say 6 possibilities for the kitchen to show its skills! 5 disasters and 1 semi acceptable... More 

Thank 24-Julian
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We dined twice at this restaurant during our recent stay, and enjoyed it very much. The staff are quick and efficient. I would recommend the Chicken Basque and my husband enjoyed the duck.

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Reigate, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered chipirons a la plancha - grilled baby squid- with a green salad and thought I noticed a bit of a smirk on the waiter's face. When he brought the food out the tasty chipirons came garnished with a decent portion of green salad so I didn't really need the separate one I had ordered.

Thank David G
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185 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

It was a sunny July day and we were feeling sort of peckish. Looking for a place to grab a bite we found this restaurant not far from the beach and in the centre of St-Juan-de-Luz. We ordered different dishes and I chose mussels. Quite good to be honest. The service could be a little better, though

Thank stendek
Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a bums on seats place which is to say there are enough tourists coming to St Jean de Luz for them to survive on a one and only visit. The set menu, while reasonable, is not well executed. On the plus side lots of serving staff and a good explanation of the food written on the wall. My... More 

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Lanton, France
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323 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Friendly staff and very helpful. My husband has had a recent hip operation and the toilets were downstairs. The staff were quick to tell us there was a toilet on the same level as were dining for him. There is a 17.50 menu or a la carte, we went the later. It was ok, nothing to write home about. The... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2015 via mobile

Starter of fried prawns nice enough but hard work. Sea bream cooked in too much oil. Friend's steak ok. Other friend had poulet basque which was copious but not that appetising. 24 euro menu reasonable but quality very average. Wine not bad, €17 for bottle of ok Bordeaux rouge. Wouldn't go again.

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Cork, Ireland
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180 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Lunch menu & was only ok while service was poor. Chicken special was nothing 'special' & we certainly had much better gateau basques while we stayed in St jean d luz. Location I think sells it to people but we had much better lunches in other restaurants in the town. Don't choose unless you really have to.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

It was very friendly. We had squid starter and then main of fish. We thought the 23 euro menu was the best. We paid 27 euros the next night and actually ended up not managing the desert. We also did not need or want the sangria that comes with the 27 euro menu. but that was our poor decision. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Rue de la Republique, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 0559268507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?