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Le Balafon

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31 Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
0299461481
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Should have gone there first- not last

Lunch on our last day was amazing- three courses with drinks and coffee for 75 euros. Just wish we had gone sooner for dinner- there will always be next time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Framlingham
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Framlingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lunch on our last day was amazing- three courses with drinks and coffee for 75 euros. Just wish we had gone sooner for dinner- there will always be next time!

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a small restaurant near the markets. It has a limited choice of dishes, but those on offer are excellent both in taste and presentation and quite modest in price. Well worth a visit

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Dinan, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We noticed this small restaurant some years ago on our way back from Dinard market, it was lovely so we were a little worried a few years ago when this young couple took it over. We should not have been as I think it is even better. Madame is an amazing cook for the entrées and mains, her husband makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Very friendly waiters, place is nice small and romantic. The food is well though off, good ingredients, and it works. We both enjoyed a lovely meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

For a couple or family doesn't matter. Not a tourist trap and absolute worth it. Kindly waitress and the food is absolutely brilliant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We ate here on the first and last nights of our stay in Dinard, both meals were superb. The à la carte menu isn’t particularly cheap but given the quality of the food, you could not be disappointed. There are also two set menus of three courses for €29 and €39 respectively which represent superb value. The restaurant is a... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

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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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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Address: 31 Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
Phone Number: 0299461481
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Dinard

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  • Address: 31 Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Dinard
  • Phone Number: 0299461481

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