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Bar Jean

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5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
05 59 24 80 38
8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Wed 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Mon 8:30 am - 2:00 am
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Bar Jean seven years ago when Gloucester Rugby were playing Biarritz. One is often disappointed when a restaurant is revisited but I can assure you that we were not. If anything we had a better experience. We had hake seven years ago and we chose it again. It was perfectly cooked in a garlic onion and tomatoe sauce.... More 

Thank andrew h
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very trendy tapas bar in a buzzing part of biarritz. Beautiful tasty food with a super atmosphere and it is probably the busiest of all the tapas bars that I visited .Very good

Thank gmitkev
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst on holiday in Biarritz my wife and I frequented Bar Jean for lunch as well as dinner. Both times the restaurant was very busy. It is situated along side the market halls. The food on both visits was very good. Unfortunately with my wife being a vegetarian there was not a lot on the menu for her. Mushroom omelette... More 

Thank chickenjalfrezi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy walk from Hotel St Julien. Ate here twice. Great for full dinner or just for drinks and a few tapas. The local residents keep it lively.

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Anlaby, Hull
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153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously popular with locals and tourists alike, pretty much full outside at 730 and went in, staff were nice and food was good especially the self serve tapas. assiette and veal stew (minced) for main was without being great. First place we have been and a decent start

Thank mcleodalimc
Belfast, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Superb staff loads of seats and lots of gorgeous food and the wine was chilled to perfection Really busy at lunch time and staff were amazing

Thank Liketogetoutandabout
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay in Biarritz three night and spend 2 at Bar Jean for apéritif. It's a very buzzing place with great food that you buy at the bar as typical tapas and good price, the selection is excellent and the menu also a good value. It's very central and next of the local market.

1 Thank Eric F
Copenhagen, Denmark
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61 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have eaten there twice during our stay in Biarritz for lunch and dinner. Very nice and cozy restaurant in the heart of town opposite of Le Halls ( market Hall ) with good vibes, friendly stuff, yummy tapas and delicious fresh sea food. Very interesting menu and good selection of wines. I can really recommend it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Went to this restaurant upon the recommendation of the hotel reception staff and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality and disponibility of the staff who was running the whole evening due to a high number of clients.

Thank Ulaxir
San Francisco, California
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Great prices (1-2 euro per tapas), lively atmosphere, right near Les Halles Market. Just walk up to the bar and help yourself, they will count your toothpicks to calculate your check at the end.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: 05 59 24 80 38

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?