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L'Instant

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4 Rue Port Vieux, Biarritz, France
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 68
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Chef is creative and serves excellent dishes

Quality of food is what you come here for. We were delighted by the friendly service and excellent presentations. This was a recommendation by friends who had been here before a couple of times and TA Reviews endorsed it too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
Mypace
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
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668 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Quality of food is what you come here for. We were delighted by the friendly service and excellent presentations. This was a recommendation by friends who had been here before a couple of times and TA Reviews endorsed it too.

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Thank Mypace
Penrith, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Had pizza there for lunch then lovely fish dish and steak tartare for dinner, great service and lovely view of sunset. Lovely puddings with the coffee gourmand.

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Thank Spike2010_12
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had a good meal here last October - good local produce with a slightly different take on French cuisine. Unfortunately, restaurant has now gone in favour of skateboard shop - pity!

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Thank Richard K
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My boyfriend and I had an amazing dinner here in September 2014. We chose this restaurant following advice on trip advisor and it did not disappoint. We had the taster menu- the chef decides which dish you eat and in what order. An absolute taste adventure of the best kind. We sat on the outside deck and enjoyed the balmy... More 

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Thank 365roundtheworld
Monaco
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Obviously quality comes with a price. Then again if you want cheaper meals you have plenty around the area. Now if you want some GOOD dishes (americano sandwiches isn't), you stopped at the right address. Mr in the kitchen, and Mrs doing the waitress... Chillax, lay back and enjoy.

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Thank Three10-SeventyTwo
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

We have dined in this place a few times in the pass but yesterday was the worse meal we've had.Very disappointing indeed for the chef's standard. The leek with pasta was over cooked though the flavour was good. The squid was done well but the chorizo and risotto that accompanied it was really much too salty. The sea bass was... More 

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Onset, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were tired and a little cranky from a day at the beach and couldn't decide where to eat, and it was past 3 so many places are not still serving lunch. We were welcomed in and ate the dish of the day with red sangria. The waitress, who may have been the owner, was so lovely... More 

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Thank Rory O
Steinwenden, Germany
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel and I'm very grateful to them because of that. The Chef is a real artist, the service is close to perfection and from the starters to the dessert everything was wonderful...

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Thank Antonio L
Copenhagen, Denmark
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very friendly service but with limited skills in english. The food was very tasty and beautiful presented so really an ejoyable meal. Be careful with the Peach melba that's to far from an original one :-) but an interesting attempt.

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Thank Niels B
Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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61 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Quality, refined restaurant offering a beautiful meal - excellent service and very well presented meal (essentially salt crusted foie-gras, suckling pig, chocolate and raspberry mousse) in a good location in the Old Port. Was there on a quiet wet night in May, but despite being an off night, the experience was one to remember - many thanks and recommended for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Rue Port Vieux, Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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