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La Plancha

Avenue Ilbarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
+33.5.59.23.44.95
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Ranked #19 of 39 restaurants in Bidart
Price range: $36 - $144
Cuisines: Basque
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Cambridge
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Just need to vent a little frustration as people say the food is simple and good and of course a fantastic location right on the beach. But. Unless you know the proprietor there seem to be two queues and if you're in the wrong one you Ieave after two hours waiting having been promised a table after 45. Disappointed we... More

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Toulouse, France
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75 reviews 75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Easy to find beach side restaurant. Good menu focusing on fish with a couple of meat dishes.Service good, friendly and efficient. We ate smoked salmon and tartare of dorade, Grilled sole for my main and caramelised scallops for my husband Followed for me with a lovely tiramisu. Enjoyable dining experience... Good restaurant but maybe a little expensive for what you... More

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Hambleton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Amazing place! Came across unexpectedly and was taken back by the views and the place.Tremendous food and service; would definitely recommend!

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london
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My parents live in the area and we never miss an occasion when we visit from London to pay them a visit. The best view, the best seafood, the best atmosphere. I don't think they take booking during the summer but who cares if you are around it means you have time to spare and can always wait in their... More

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Grenoble, France
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

3rd time to visit La Plancha, this time for lunch with the family. Directly on the beautiful beach with fantastic view of the surfers. Friendly, cool service. We all had local fresh fish and loved it. Kids ate and went straight to the beach while parents enjoyed their coffees. Wonderful place & the perfect lunch.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great location, great atmosphere, good, simple and traditional basque cuisine. You can not book a table, so be prepared to wait, especially when warm evening. You'll have to wait at the outdoor bar - which is nice, but can add a lot to your bill. We waited a table for 1h. But then, service was very efficient and very friendly... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Have been wating for a table for 2 hours and the table has been canceled due to the sinpathy of the staff

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Shanghai
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

As all reviewers have mentioned, the view from La Plancha is amazing. The Atlantic ocean is right in front of you and when you catch a sunset it is breathtaking. I wouldn't worry much about the restaurant not taking reservations: they have a nice bar with live band that makes the wait very enjoyable, although a tad expensive (all cocktails... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Party of 6, had a great table outside with excellent views. We were even there to catch the views! Food, mainly fish, was outstanding! Between us we had the scallops, king prawns, langoustines and John Dory.....all sublime. Well worth it before partying away at the Blue Cargo next door 😃

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Toulouse, France
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75 reviews 75 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This lively restaurant is located right by the a lovely sandy beach with spectacular views of the Atlantic and depending on the time you visit brilliant sun sets. Menu is predominately fish - but for someone like me - unable to get realy goo fresh fish on a regular basis it was heaven. I started the meal with grilled sardines,... More

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