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Baleak

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Rue du Centre, 64100 Biarritz, France
0559245857
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 96
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very poor experience!

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2014
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Biarritz, France
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Biarritz, France
Reviewer
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Something different in Biarritz. Good meal, good service, just a little bit expensive, but the result is very very good

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London, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Ate by myself (friends tied up with kids). Great service and very warm staff but this meal was over priced and uninteresting. My starter came with a squirt of cream from a can (or that's what it looked and tasted like) and my duck burger was - well - average. Nice to sit out in the street and the decor... More 

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Washington, DC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

My wife and I were looking forward to dinner here after reading several positive reviews at TripAdvisor and elsewhere. While the decor is quite inviting -- with what looks like exposed stone walls and very effective use of recessed lighting -- we found the overall experience mixed at best. In part, this was due to what seemed like a staff... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?