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Bistrot Basque

24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
0231382126
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Ranked #18 of 309 restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Spanish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On our return to Caen, we booked to have another meal at this great restaurant. Located on the marina in the centre of town, it is easy to find,has a good atmosphere helped by great staff. It has a range of food but the fish is the best. We shared a large plate of cod baked on a bed of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We had a late evening dinner consisting of sharing platters of fish, cut meats and veggies. Had the best squid casserole I've ever tasted - totally unforgettable! Huge portions, we had three different dishes from the sharing/tapas menu + a small veggie side and could just nearly finish everything. Personalized and charming employees and a lovely place to start your... More

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Looking for lunch, we (three adults and two young children) arrived without a reservation. The restaurant was very busy but after a minute or so they found us a table. The food was really good, very fresh and plenty of it. The deserts were a fantastic end to the meal (the macaron was sublime). Service was excellent and when the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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178 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This was a genuinely enjoyable experience.The restaurant was located next to the marina in the centre of Caen. The restaurant staff were very friendly. Our main course of whole baked cod on a bed of vegetables for 2 persons was outstanding. It was definitely more basque than french and was a nice change from the slightly pretentious nature of some... More

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Caen, france
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

What a little gem of a place for Caen. The whole evening turned into a complete surprise. Excellent food, excellent service. As Spanish as you could get without being in Bilbao. And a great little Irish bar just up the road.

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Having wandered around Caen we found very few places open, we got to this restaurant which was a hive of activity. The food, wine and service was excellent, a 'must go to' if you are in Caen.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Excellent service, perfect meal, good surroundings and helpful friendly staff. What more could you want? We were lucky and managed to get a table for 2 without a reservation, but seeing how the place filled up, mostly with locals, in a very short space of time then reservations recommended. Even customers at nearby tables helped with recommendations. A really good... More

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We ate here on our last night in Caen. The service and food was excellent. Our waitress whipped through the specials of the day in Fench and then realising we spoke very poor french was very apologeitc and went through the menus again in English. We choose the local speciality which was cod and we were not dissapointed. We rounded... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We tried popping in one night at 2000 without a reservation and had no luck, so we made reservations for the next night. We were not disappointed, as the lamb chops and mixed seafood grill were both worth waiting for. Also, they accept American Express, an added bonus for those of us in the corporate world.

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York
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90 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Popped in to the restaurant early evening on our way into town to check whether we could eat at 8.00pm. The staff were delighful and friendly and we were warmly welcomed when we returned at 8.00pm. We were not particularly hungry so chose a variety of tapas and cazuelas and they were all absolutely fantastic - Assiette de Tapas, stuffed... More

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