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La Plancha

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Avenue Ilbarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating

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Unbelievable location.

Really good well cooked well presented food, at reasonable prices - at the most fantastic location, right on the beach. Not to be missed.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 23, 2015
Jeremy C
Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Really good well cooked well presented food, at reasonable prices - at the most fantastic location, right on the beach. Not to be missed.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

If you happen to be in the area and want to eat by the ocean, difficult to do better than this location even tough it may not be easy to find. Diner and sunset is a must, fish is delicious and the wine selection affordable. Try the chipiron if available and the whole snapper for two. You will come back... More 

Thank Sydneypoo
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Very nice grilled fish. We got a recommendation from our hotel to visit La Plancha and we were not disappointed. The location of the place is very nice and we tried some different fish starters and grilled fish as a main. Everything great quality.

Thank Andres A
Winterthur, Switzerland
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is the place for an exquisite seafood-dinner on a romantic terrasse just some steps from the shore. The earlier you come (orders start at 19:30) the better is your view for sunset because no reservations are taken. If there would be some waitiung time, spend it at the court-bar with typical basque Tapas and try the regional wines before... More 

Thank Rudolf G
Molde, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

You need be early to find a table here in august. We actually waited for an hour. But you can wait in the beach bar with a great view! Would definitely come back next time in Biarritx aerea.

Thank MaritaFagerhaug
Madrid, Spain
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

delightful breeze by the Biarritz beach restaurant La Plancha. great healthy food with catch of the day-type menu, agile owner on attendance, good service, outdoors or indoors if too breezy, great atmosphere and reasonably priced. don't miss it!

Thank alillyan
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

No stay in Biarritz for us is complete without having at least one meal there. Probably our favourite restaurant in the area and has been so for years.. Great Fish great Meat great views.

Thank ybreuer
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36 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Mixed feelings about La Plancha, perhaps the phrase 'a victim of its own success' applies. We've been here at least once a year for appx 10 yrs. The location is perfect no doubt about it. Price wise - it's higher than others in Btz. But hey - depends on your budget. Food was good quality and came without a long... More 

Thank nothingtoulouse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great location on the beach at Illbarritz, just south of Biarritz. The waves come crashing in and when the tides are right all along the beaches between here and Hendaye you can watch the surfers. Here the menu is very straightforward with the emphasis on fresh fish. Not inexpensive, but the quality is good. They are quite happy to let... More 

Thank banjo_dunc
Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

One excellent location right on the beach with the ocean just in front of you. Most of the tables, indoor and outdoor, have a nice view on the mighty ocean. Food is local, great calamari a la plancha, Serrano jamon and catch of the day. Plenty of people queuing for a table but we were offered to wait @ the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Ilbarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
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Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
  • Cuisine: Spanish, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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