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Bistrot Basque

24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
0231382126
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Ranked #19 of 314 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Los Angeles
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141 reviews 141 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Based on TA reviews and the ability to book easily on-line through TA and The Fork, we eagerly anticipated our dinner at Bistrot Basque after a day-long event that was the reason we were in Caen in the first place. Imagine our surprise when, the day after making the reservation, we received an email that the restaurant (not The Fork... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 NEW

Fantastic Food, Fantastic Staff and good value for money . There is not enough superlative's to describe this establishment

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London, United Kingdom
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264 reviews 264 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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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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184 restaurant reviews
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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 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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