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Bistrot Basque

24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
0231382126
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Ranked #21 of 322 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

More French Basque than Spanish, but none the worse for that. There were 4 of us and we all chose from the 20€ set menu. The choice was good and all our courses were well cooked and enjoyable. I would recommend the calves' kidneys and the rice pudding. We had a bottle of French wine which at 20€ was the... More 

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Attard, Malta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The place is always crowded the tables are a bit small. The food excellent, I took some boquerones, these are marinaded sardines. They were excellent after that my wife and I ordered a platter of fish. The price for this platter was 45 Euro. We were quite surprised by the quantity and variety of fish on the platter. There was... More 

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Los Angeles
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140 reviews 140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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305 reviews 305 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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305 reviews 305 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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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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Additional Information about Bistrot Basque

Address: 24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
Phone Number: 0231382126
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Spanish

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