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La Plancha

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Avenue Ilbarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
+33.5.59.23.44.95
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 125
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
by the sea french basque cuisine

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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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!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

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toulouse
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37 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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Dordogne
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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 

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

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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Wraysbury, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The location and views are stunning. Whilst the menu is quite limited in its choice, the food and wine was first class. Try the fresh Dorade! We went in early October so it was quiet. Off the beaten track, but a must.

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Biarritz, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Another dire and piss-taking restaurant in the Biarritz area. We had three starters, 3 beers and 2 coffees 58 euro. A plateau Iberico consisting of 4 small pieces of ham, 8 or so pieces of thinly sliced saucisson and chorizo, for the princely sum of 15 euro, in terms of quality it was OK, in terms of price - taking... More 

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Cambridge
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue Ilbarritz, 64210 Bidart, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Bidart
  • Phone Number: +33.5.59.23.44.95

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 36 - 144
  • Cuisine: Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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