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30, Boulevard Thiers, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05 59 51 05 22
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good service

Good food, good service. Good location. Have the squid in ink if on the menu. A little pricey but not bad value.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed an excellent evening meal here . We chose from the set menu - the carpaccio de boeuf ( entree) and merluz / hake ( both delicious) and from the aka carte part of the menu - soupe de poisson ( beyond excellent. !!!!! ) and duck breast ( very tasty) . We had excellent , prompt service from... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Good food, good service. Good location. Have the squid in ink if on the menu. A little pricey but not bad value.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Ive had 2 birthday meals here, and I hope to have more. Genuinely exceptional cooking of top quality ingredients. Simple presentation and cooking but with top quality technique. Loved the fois gras and the duck, as did my (then) 2 .5 year old son who ate a whole leg of confit, much to the good humour of the lovely staff.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were lucky enough to find this place during a recent trip to France and I am so glad we did. Fantastic food, excellent service and I liked the fact that it was located a little outside the center of town. Entrecôte was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Even something as simple as the French fries were delicious, fresh... More 

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a great find, thanks to Tripadvisor! Wonderful honest French food, cooked & seasoned perfectly. We opted for a light lunch of fish soup and a foie gras starter and both were outstanding, coupled with friendly attentive service. Would definitely like to return to explore the menu in more detail

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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I am nearing the end of a 26 day trip to France, and this is one of the best, if not the best, meals I have had here. There is nothing "typical" about this restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared and presented, and very imaginative. Local ingredients were livened up by unexpected flavors--preserved lemon, and possibly tamarind. Portions were extremely... More 

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Chartres, France
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After our first meal at Olatua, we came back twice in two days! And the only reason why we did not come back a third time is that we had previously reserved a table at another restaurant which we did not want to cancel. This came a bit as a surprise to us as the menu does not look like... More 

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Creteil, France
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

not expensive, great food with fresh products from sea and basque farms. I recommande it absolutly!!!

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

we were staying overnight on a long long drive down to southern spain, we arrived tired out, we had the set meal, excellnet value for St jean de Luz, this is an expensive resort . Our waiter was friendly, spoke little English- but we spoke no basque & a little french, we managed between us, had a fantastic venison terrine,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Traditional basque menu. Very good. Good service. We particularly liked the extensive and historical family photo album that adorned the walls.

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Additional Information about Olatua

Address: 30, Boulevard Thiers, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Phone Number: 05 59 51 05 22
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30, Boulevard Thiers, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 05 59 51 05 22
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
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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