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Le Balafon

31 Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
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Ranked #5 of 74 restaurants in Dinard
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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87% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Jersey, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is a small restaurant with a growing reputation. It's situated near the market hall, away from the main 'strip' but very convenient for the Hotel St. Michel (q.v.). The charming, helpful staff speak only a little English so unless your 'menu-French' is up to snuff a dictionary would be a good idea. Very good value-for-money fixed-price menu available. For... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

David and Violaine host a charming, small, but truly outstanding restaurant. The food is very ably prepared: the entrecôte I had was wonderful. My wife had the sole and it was delicious. The users from nearby Cancale were the plumpest I've ever had: you could taste the brine and the clean feel of the sea. The Kouign Amann was a... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Nice small restaurant with a very cozy court (even if we didn't get our dinner there) A young and kind staff takes care of you The food is so tasty and pretty simple with some recall to grandmama receipts Little too expansive if we compare with a couple of higher cuisine restaurant we tried in Dinard (maybe also our choices... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Always go to he Balafon when in Dinard. It is set in a quiet street, away from the touristy areas of Dinard but is well worth a visit. It is not cheap but you certainly get what you pay for at this little gem of a restaurant. A typical meal for two with a bottle of wine will set you... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Thanks to Tripadvisor we found our way to Le Balafon which is very close to where it is all happening in Dinard. Well worth a few extra steps. The young couple running this restaurant are charming, hard workers producing original and tasty meals. We enjoyed the experience so much we went back for a second meal during our four night... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

We have never had a bad meal there. Although there doesn't seem to be anything vegetarian on the menu displayed outside, the chef always produces something delicious for the vegetarian in the group. This restaurant can be recommended for everyone. At busy times it is prudent to make a reservation. The midday menu at 17 euros for 3 courses is... More

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St Aignan Sur Roe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Just a little bit away from all the rest of the restaurants, this one is well worth the extra couple of minutes walk. Close to the Market hall and undergroung carpark. Only eaten there at lunchtime and always chose the lunch menu of the day, but always it's been lovely. Perhaps a couple of euros dearer than some other lunch... More

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Paris, France
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2009 via mobile

Gréât place to discover be ready to Wait though

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