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“Has to be one of the best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant La Balette, Le Relais des Trois Mas

Restaurant La Balette, Le Relais des Trois Mas
route de Port Vendres, 66190 Collioure, France
+33 4 68 82 05 07
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Ranked #1 of 67 Restaurants in Collioure
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $54 - $118
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Chef Frédéric Bacquié, Restaurant Manager, invites you to enjoy a fine cuisine made with fresh local seasonal products.The terrace overlooking the bay and the Restaurant refurbished in 2014 offers you an amazing view on Collioure and the Church
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Has to be one of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We are staying at the Relais des Trois Mas and last night had one of the best meals we have ever had at La Balette. The location, the food, the wine and above all the service we superb. We could not find one thing to fault and are surprised that the chef only has 1 Michelin star. We would thoroughly recommend La Balette to any one visiting Collioure.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belgium
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Delicious cuisine spoilt by service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

The food is exquisite; expensive but worth it seen the quality. Very much liked the Langoustines de Loctudy aux Cepes, the pigeon, and the Fruits Rouges en Gateau et en Glace avec Fruits Secs.

Unfortunately the welcome is, unwelcoming, and the dining area unpleasant. The drinks are over-priced even if they can be very good, like the delicious Aperitif Maison or the local sweet wines.

I cannot recommend La Balette.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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11 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A Food Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Although we were a little nervous because of reviews about the mediocre food and the pretentious staff, we did not cancel our reservation. On the previous night we had eaten at the number one Trip Advisor reviewed restaurant in Collioure. While it was very good, La Balette was that wonderful food experience from start to finish. It is the place for that special dinner. The food was amazing from start to finish and the service stellar. The view from the dining room was fabulous. Because of a cool breeze we were seated in the dining room and this is an area where there could be some improvement. The decor is lacklustre to say the least. We were seated by the big glass sliding doors and they were very dirty- the amazing view through these windows
should have been sparkling. We will make sure on out next trip to Collioure that we have a reservation at La Balette.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tokyo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Just Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Very Good, surprising and sophisticated french food.
Location and view is just magical
Staff very helpful especially in the wine selection
I have found the intermediary menu Very good Value with the pigeon beeing just awsome and the desert just fantastic. The staff is flexible as my wife was able to change the pigeon for another meat

Visited August 2012
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Tokyo, Japan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely Sunset & perfect French food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

La Balette, is not only about its fantastic food but also about its unique location.
Right on the beach, having diner on the terrace is the best way to enjoy the sunset over Collioure.
We ordered a Mid-range Menu with an amazing red Bourgogne that was advise by the Sommelier-it was a good surprise-. The wine list is very extensive, and accessible to any taste and budget.
Great value for money, every dish was something i had never tasted before. I loved the desert with Safran ice cream and those little tempura appetisers.
A good mix between fish and meat, you leave the table full but not too full... depending if you decided to eat the delicious breads between each dish like my husband!!
It is a great place for a romantic diner or to celebrate a special occasion.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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