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“Lovely French bistro. Great service and exceptionally good food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of ZE BISTROT

ZE BISTROT
13 rue Henri IV | Quartier du chateau, 64000 Pau, France
05 59 27 44 44
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Ranked #43 of 225 Restaurants in Pau
Price range: $39 - $49
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Pau, France
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Lovely French bistro. Great service and exceptionally good food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had dinner at Ze Bistro having never eaten out in Pau. It was recommended by family who had eaten there once before and joined us for the meal. The menu was small, but specials were available, so, lots of choice and variety. The service was fantastic and the food was wonderful. Reasonably priced. We would most definitely recommend it and would love to visit again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Oloron-Sainte-Marie, France
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Good value and a very acceptable lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We had lunch here recently and enjoyed it immensly . The menu is simple and very good value , but the cooking is not ordinary and everything is very well presented. It is a charming little bistrot in the chateau area of Pau - and one must book as it is only very small . There is some outside seating but this is quite limited. The three courses ( there is a choice of two dishes for each course) were all very good indeed and for 15 euros per head, incredible value , and we also enjoyed a good bottle of wine and coffee also at very good prices. The chef here used to run a much bigger much more traditional fine dining restaurant so
he knows what he is doing . However now he has moved to more scaled down less fussy food and it is well worth seeking out . For dinner in the evening they have a small but interesting a la carte menu.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Woking
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not for those who want a hearty meal at a good price”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Visited this restaurant as we had seen good reviews on Trip Advisor. If you like plenty of choice on your menu and decent portions then this is not for you. Only three choices per course, not cheap for what you get and found the service disinterested; they couldn't even be bothered to recommend a wine. Agreed it is a nice location and a quite nicely done inside but found it poor value for money and the attitude pretty unwelcoming.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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milano
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“One of our rayon de soleil in boring Pau”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

We have been living in Pau for almsot two years because of my fiancé job, and we feel like we are in exhile. Most of the local restaurants are average and propose always the same (overpriced) things over and over, and you are supposed to like them because they are "bearn" products.....
Well this restaurant is really good, the food is from the area but prepared in a creative and enjoyable way, the menu is always a surprise depending on the season. Choice of wine is good and staff very friendly ( which is not granted in Pau).

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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n.yorkshire uk
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“See you next year!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012 via mobile

Hosted with great charm and efficiency the food is exceptional. Small well chosen menu, all freshly and beautifully prepared. Just great.

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