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Baleak

Rue du Centre, 64100 Biarritz, France
0559245857
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Ranked #108 of 248 Restaurants in Biarritz
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Price range: $30 - $37
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Galway
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on the understanding that the rue central had some good places to eat. We were pleasantly surprised, the atmosphere, the food and the service were great. The food was fresh, beautifully presented and really tasty. I would definitely recommend this place, for it's fantastic value for money vs quality of dish.

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Hastings, U.K.
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

An interesting place from the imaginative décor point of view but the food we had was pretty dreadful. My wife and I ordered what was described a "rib steak" but it would have been better described as "old horse"! It was virtually inedible. We did complain but the same lump of meat came back in the same state and we... More

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