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4 Rue Port Vieux, Biarritz, France
Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Great food but the restaurant appears to have closed!

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Richard K
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Monaco
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

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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Steinwenden, Germany
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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