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Le Balafon

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
An excellent and very reliable restaurant with imaginative dishes

We have eaten at the Balafon several times this year. Always very good. We were there with our daughter and grand-children (11 and 7) and the restaurant managed thir presence very well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Sydney and Dinard
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Sydney and Dinard
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We have eaten at the Balafon several times this year. Always very good. We were there with our daughter and grand-children (11 and 7) and the restaurant managed thir presence very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Flavours delicious, the staff paid attention to detail and made good recommendations. Wine list short, but spot on We had a lovely evening

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Framlingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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London
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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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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  • Address: 31 Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Dinard
  • Phone Number: 0299461481

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