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22, rue Tourasse, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
+33 05 59 26 19 61
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Far from the madding crowd

Well, not quite, but it's less 'bustling' than the Rue Republique. Had a very nice magret d' canard here (duck breast). Good service and a more peaceful atmosphere. Good value too. More than just fish. One to remember.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2014
Chris C
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Horsham
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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138 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hagetmau, France
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Since writing my original review, we have since been back several times in the past year and on each occasion, now we are regulars so to speak, the welcome gets even better. We are recognized on each occasion and even when the restaurant is very busy, they, the staff and the boss, always take time for a chat - Superb.... More 

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Top Contributor
221 reviews 221 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Clearly insufficient man power, operated by three waiters for over 100 seats. In addition, only one toilet was provided with these customers. Since the meals, cost performance were good, I regret the shortage of workers and unplanned hardware.

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Horsham
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85 reviews 85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Well, not quite, but it's less 'bustling' than the Rue Republique. Had a very nice magret d' canard here (duck breast). Good service and a more peaceful atmosphere. Good value too. More than just fish. One to remember.

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Milton Keynes
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Well located in a beautiful town. The food was average. The staff member was extremely rude during our visit. I can speak fluent French yet he failed to realise this and made offensive comments about the other customers. I would advise people to go to the restaurant 20 meters down the road on the left - the food and service... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great venue next to lots of other seafood, basque restaurants etc. Same waiter as Cafe Lucien who was very attentive. All waiters great. Steak and frites excellent. Wonderful venue in a small pedestrian street near the promenade. Great.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Traditional Basque/French food at a fair price. Good portions, great ambience and excellent service. The manager/patron was very courteous and welcoming, as were all of the waiting staff. In general the standard of the food was very acceptable, the only negative for me being the chips which accompanied a bowl of otherwise excellent mussels; they were not crisp and were... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Strolling the attractive streets of Saint-Jean-de-Luz we came upon La Vieille Auberge. My fish soup was adorned with tiny mussels and my wife's chevre salad was large enough for two (or three). Her gambas were as good as any in Spain and my grilled seafood platter was a delight- I really didn't need the baked potato. We had a bottle... More 

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Hagetmau, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Good traditional French food at a good price. Large portions, great ambience and very good service. I ordered the 'Charcuterie' as a starter and there was plenty for two. The manager/patron was very friendly as were the waiting staff. Located very close to the beach in a beautiful and romantic French street.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

This is what we wanted and we had a great paella; mussels, cockles, salmon, chicken, chorizo...huge portion for one and very tasty. For starter my partner had the best salmon tartar we have had in years, I had calamari which was very nice. The staff were great, the manager recommended the sangria he made himself..wow, what a kick! Eat here,... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The restaurant is located on one of the busy tourist streets minutes from the beach. We were introduced to it by a group dinner (about 70 people) arranged by locals, we enjoyed it and went back twice to try different things. The setting is nice, family like and bright, service is very friendly. The manager speaks good English and took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22, rue Tourasse, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: +33 05 59 26 19 61

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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