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Le Balafon

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31 Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
0299461481
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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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
A fabulous vegetarian choice in France!!!!!

Have you ever looked for a vegetarian meal in France? At worst you meet with hostility, at best with incomprehension. Very frustrating when you are with a vegetarian partner but could eat in any restaurant yourself. Le Balafon is, therefore, an exceptional discovery. Vegetarians catered for without... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Have you ever looked for a vegetarian meal in France? At worst you meet with hostility, at best with incomprehension. Very frustrating when you are with a vegetarian partner but could eat in any restaurant yourself. Le Balafon is, therefore, an exceptional discovery. Vegetarians catered for without any problem and delicious, imaginative food for everyone. Every detail is delicious. Three... More 

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Sydney and Dinard
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank dcb99
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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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Thank Steve M
Dinan, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 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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Thank Shirley R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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Thank Borncast
London
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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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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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