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Baleak

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Rue du Centre, 64100 Biarritz, France
0559245857
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Looks great, food perhaps a little less great

We enjoyed our visit here, the room looked great and the menu interesting, but the actual food on your plate was a little disappointing - the descriptions better than the taste. Still, a cool vibe and perhaps they were having an off day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
EMNP
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We ate here on a Saturday night after having difficulties getting reservations in a couple of other restaurants that we had planned to try. The decorating is trendy and the wait staff were nice but the food was really disappointing. We had the tuna for entrée, it was ok but bland, then the mains which were the whole bar and... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We enjoyed our visit here, the room looked great and the menu interesting, but the actual food on your plate was a little disappointing - the descriptions better than the taste. Still, a cool vibe and perhaps they were having an off day.

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Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

As a party of 14 without a booking on a Saturday night it can be challenging to find somewhere to take you but having been here a few years back I was keen to try again.The Chef/proprietor came out of the kitchen to greet us and arrange a table for 40 minutes later after some earlier diners had finished. A... More 

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Biarritz, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I have known Baleak for several years. It used to have a relaxed atmosphere and uncomplicated but interesting dishes with a touch of inspiration from the far east mixed with local ingredients. BUT, last time I was there it was a pure disappointment. The dishes, which were chosen from their rather classic menu, were not cooked well. We had to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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171 reviews 171 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

In reading the other reviews, it seems that it's 'hit or miss' here. As for us, we had a nice meal, with good service, so maybe we got lucky? I would recommend it, but maybe others wouldn't. Who knows? Do you feel lucky?

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Galway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We dined in Baleak on a Sat night and the restaurant was busy . Restaurant is beautifully appointed and our expectations were that food would match the decor .it absolutely did not . We shared starter of foie gras which was fine . Our mains however were very very disappointing .I chose hake which had nice veg but fish itself... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Having found Baleak by accident, we were somewhat anxious about gambling on an establishment we had never heard of - it was worth the punt in every way. The service was prompt, friendly and gracious; the food was of excellent quality and really well presented; the surroundings and general atmosphere were elegant but relaxed. Overall, I would highly recommend Baleak... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. Nice decor , nice staff, good food, well presented and very fair prices. And last but not least, a must as desert is the <nems au chocolat>

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Heswall, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Had eaten in this restaurant a number of years ago and it was very good but the experience this time was very different. Service was very slow and the food when it came was poor. The restaurant was busy with locals and visitors so the problems may have been a one off but could not recommend it on based on... More 

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London
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57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We were slightly wary of this restaurant with previous reviews blowing hot and cold but, frankly, it was raining and our hotel was about 20 yards away so we went for it. I'm very glad we did! The food was delicious from start to finish- nothing too fancy but good quality ingredients cooked well and served in some interesting combinations.... More 

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Additional Information about Baleak

Address: Rue du Centre, 64100 Biarritz, France
Phone Number: 0559245857
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
Average Prices: USD 30 - 37
Cuisine: French, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue du Centre, 64100 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: 0559245857

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 37
  • Cuisine: French, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene

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