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Ostalamer

160 Rue des Plages, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05 59 85 84 71
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Dubai
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This restaurant has it's own fishing boat so the fish served is extremely fresh and tasty. The view over the bay is very scenic. Maybe it is because of the touristic season, but clearly they don't have enough staff to cater for the large number of tables they have. We had to wait one hour between starters and mains.

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los angeles
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114 reviews 114 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Outdoor seating with view of atlantic ocean is breath-taking. The food is outstanding no matter what is eaten. The most famous local food is "merlu" and all of the fish is bought at the early morning fish market directly from fishermen. I had turbot for 25€ and it was so much better than any fish you can have anywhere. The... More

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Bristol
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112 reviews 112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Hard to find but well worth the effort. Specialises in sea food and everything is freshly cooked and presented well. Staff are very friendly and help with translating the menu, some of which is written in Basquais.

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Ghent, Belgium
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Fantastic setting, panoramic view, relaxed atmospere and really fresh food, simple but very well prepared. Service could be a bit quicker though.

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Hossegor
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Eaten here a few times winter and summer. Good atmosphere, relaxed, modern, and informal. Service has always been good, friendly, and quick, really helps if your French is good, but they will always try to find someone to help with translation if you need it. Situated with a super sea view, ideal for watching the sun go down. Two floors... More

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Ustaritz
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70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

I would give this restaurant a mixed review...the staff, setting and the place itself were first class! A late September evening sitting outside watching the sun go down, when you then need at least a sweater, was idyllic. My wife had a really great tuna starter and good monkfish main whilst I had Chipirons (small squid) which lacked something, lemon... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

It is truly wonderful. Everything form the view to the service to the food is top notch. We were Glamping just around the corner and found it by chance. It has great views over the local surf beach and specialises in seafood. The wife, labradoddle and I were made to feel very welcome from the moment we stepped through thr... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011

We went as a group of 9, and they did very well to accomodate all of us. The food was excellent and the service was very good. The waiters spoke English which was very helpful. We would definitley return!

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Surrey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

Unfortunately we were only able to sample one course at this restaurant. We arrived at 8:00pm, decided to skip the starter and just have a main course. This arrived at 9:10. Not bad, but not really top notch. By 10:00pm the plates had not been cleared. Our waitress seemed to have disappeared. So we gave up and went home.

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