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“My best meal in Biarritz so far ! An excellent surprise !” 5 of 5 stars
Review of L'Instant

L'Instant
4 Rue Port Vieux, Biarritz, France
05 59 24 84 65
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Ranked #19 of 255 Restaurants in Biarritz
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Paris, France
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“My best meal in Biarritz so far ! An excellent surprise !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

After few disappointing dinners in Biarritz i tried L'Instant and had à great surprise there ! Everything was absolutly delicious and well presented , service very friendly , décor clean and fresh and prices very reasonable . I will certainly go back and recommand it to all my friends .

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very good, creative food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

L'Instant was recommended by a friendly local we met in Biarritz. The menu was intriguing - certainly creative but not too wild. The food was prepared beautifully and served with care, and the staff was very helpful and nice. My husband's lamb was the shining star of the experience, followed closely by my duck entree, in my opinion. The starters and dessert were good, but nothing that I would recommend to others. Their "chilled guacamole" starter, in particular, was a little bizarre to me... not what I expected at all. It had no avocado flavor whatsoever and instead can only be described as a spinach-y, mildly grassy sorbet. Overall, however, our experience at L'Instant was lovely, and I would happily return for another experience should we find ourselves back in that part of the world again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

We tried out this restaurant a few nights ago and were pleasantly surprised. Very friendly service and good food. Would go again

  • Visited July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Imaginative food, prepared and served with care; much better than the name and appearance of the restaurant would suggest.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011 via mobile

We had only average expectations of L'Instant, but were actually quite impressed. The menu contains some interesting combinations, everything was well presented, and we were well looked after by the staff. Our only complaint is that several of the items were just not as flavoursome as the should have been. The restaurant is good for people-watching on the busy pedestrianised street outside.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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