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L'Instant

4 Rue Port Vieux, Biarritz, France
05 59 24 84 65
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Ranked #22 of 242 restaurants in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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Luanda, Angola
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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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pupghkeepsie NY
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was the best meal in Biarritz and believe me, I ate around! The food was exquisite and the owner a delight, It was very reasonable for the extrmely "gourmetness" of the menu and service . I recommend it greatly!

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London
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We had been recommended to try L'Instant and we were not disappointed. Despite a relatively small menu, everything sounded delicious and we still struggled to choose! Once we managed to make our minds up we were treated to a gastronomic delight! Beautifully crafted dishes that tasted delicious and would not look out of place in Michelin starred restaurant. The service... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We visited L'Instant on a Wednesday evening after discovering it was closed Tuesday night. I'm glad we went back as the food was great and worth the effort. The menu choices are limited but cover vegetarian, seafood and meat options. The Foie Gras starter was amazing and the Lobster ravioli was light, fresh and tasty - it'd more of a... More

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Bagneux
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60 reviews 60 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Restaurant that we tried 4 years ago and that kept same quality level. Very good food (sirloin steak with snacked foie gras and veal slices filled with meat were great). Excellent waitress. Do not hesitate !

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We stumbled across L'Instant one busy Saturday evening in Biarritz, after going slightly off our normal track because everywhere was so busy. I'm so glad we did! The staff managed to squeeze us in just before they became really busy with reservations. Easily the best meal out of the 9 nights we ate in Biarritz. The service was second to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

One of the nicer restaurants in a busy, touristy strip. Great value for money and really lovely food. Ate here twice in a very short stay.. highly recommend!

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Paris, France
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70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

After few disappointing dinners in Biarritz i tried L'Instant and had à great surprise there ! Everything was absolutly delicious and well presented , service very friendly , décor clean and fresh and prices very reasonable . I will certainly go back and recommand it to all my friends .

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

L'Instant was recommended by a friendly local we met in Biarritz. The menu was intriguing - certainly creative but not too wild. The food was prepared beautifully and served with care, and the staff was very helpful and nice. My husband's lamb was the shining star of the experience, followed closely by my duck entree, in my opinion. The starters... More

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