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Bistrot Basque

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24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
0231382126
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 19
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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
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The bistrot is our port of call when we stay in Caen. 3 minutes walk to hotel Mercure Port de Plaisance, the staff is welcoming and always keen to advise. Their wine list is excellent and the tapas a delightful way to start the meal. It is cuisine at its best and just glancing round, a place where... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Monique T
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bistrot is our port of call when we stay in Caen. 3 minutes walk to hotel Mercure Port de Plaisance, the staff is welcoming and always keen to advise. Their wine list is excellent and the tapas a delightful way to start the meal. It is cuisine at its best and just glancing round, a place where the locals... More 

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MIDLAND
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110 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

When arrived in Caen, France, this is where we first stopped and had a few French Spanish Basque tappas. We had some Bocorones marinés,Onglet gratin and a Spanish beer. In fact it was such a good experience, we went back a few nights later and had a wonderful dinner of Sardines grillées sur planche,Assiette de Serrano and Crevettes sautées à... More 

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Caen, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

There is nothing better than a little sangria and jamòn, but the reasl show-stealer is the half of a cod, grilled with peppers and garlic, served on a platter. It is for two people, but can be plenty for two adults and three young girls. And it is delicious. The only real bémol is the menu in English, which is... More 

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london
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Although it seemed strange to go in a Spanish Restaurant in Caen, it looked so popular and inviting for lunch down by the marina, that we were just drawn in. We had the set meal for 12 euros, just one course and it was delicious. I had fish with a beautiful sauce and my partner had pork. The tapas also... More 

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Been here 3 times in two years and had a wonderful experience each time as a couple and in a group. The food is just delicious, especially the dauphine potato and theres a good selection of wine. Service is very good. Highly Recommended

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Courtenay, Canada
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308 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Drooped into this Bistro for dinner and we were not disappointed. Had the tapas to share to start which was fantastic! Had a great bottle of Basque white wine to go with the sea bass which was cooked to perfection. Fresh, flavourful and the potatoe and veg with it was very good as well. I finished off with the ewe... More 

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Cambridge
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We came here on the ratings of tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Great food for adults but also for children. Gratin dauphinois instead of the usual "frittes". The seafood was fantastic and I can recommend the white wine Gaillac cuvée heritage which is truly fantastic. I am even trying to source it directly from the wine maker. I would... More 

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Greensboro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had a great meal with friends , Seafood was very good . Service excellent , atmosphere very nice. A good wine selection . Enjoyed every aspect of our experience at the restaurant. Have some sweets after dinner - super !

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Thank RickTPS
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Found this after high recommendations off trip advisor and it wasn't a let down food was fantastic at great value for money. Great service and staff were very friendly loved it!!. Jay & Wend

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Thank Jaymond74
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Great staff. They coped well with my poor French. Food was excellent. Will go again if I get the chance

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: 0231382126

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?