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La Vieille Auberge

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22, rue Tourasse, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

A happy discovery on a lazy Sunday morning, this restaurant offers a nice selection of fresh fish, shell-fish, beef and pork. Squid in black ink sauce and sweet red peppers stuffed with cod were delicious entrees and our main course was very tender pork prepared in a ragu sauce, but there were also fish soup with shellfish, sea bass and... More 

Thank Marion T
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Lunch time at l'auberge, with two €23 menus. Had sangria, very sweet to our taste. Soup as starter was way too generous- main course literally became a "resisting course". OK overall, could do with smaller portions for their menus. Service friendly and could be perceived over-friendly for some. Much better places to eat in St Jean in our opinion.

Thank Khoosh A
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this restaurant whilst walking round town. We ate early and were the first table in for dinner but by the time we left it was completely full with a lively atmosphere. The staff were polite and attentive and were able to translate the dishes. We both had 3 courses, the highlight dishes being a... More 

Thank Emma L
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

very busy restaurant, where the emphasis appeared to be on turning tables around quickly. Food was average and expensive.

Thank Tony O
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Went back time and time again, great food, try the fish specials! Amazing! Great service, fantastic atmosphere. Well done la veille auberge! We will be back....

Thank enricosidoli
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A one night stay in Saint Jean de Luz after a 650 mile drive meant we wanted good food quickly - we got Great Food and Great Service from a very busy team. The team speak English well and were very helpful in choosing wine to go with the meal and suggesting menu items. The food was very fresh and... More 

Thank Bob M
Durham, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a lovely Sunday luch here early on in our basque holiday. Delicious paella which turned out to be the best of the few I had on this holiday. Friendly service

Thank FionaHelene
Dublin, Ireland
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff good food. Proper tapas for lunch anyhow. Great meat dish, and black pudding was nice. The ham croquettes were nice.

Thank Fergal_Leitrim
Hale, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We found this restaurant in a side street off the Place Louis. It had a lovely atmosphere with friendly staff. We decided to have the E19.50pp menu - very good value. G had soupe de poissons which was good, and I had the salade de chevre with white asparagus and bacon - very good. We shared the Paella and although... More 

Thank maureen2340
Horsham, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Wish we had found this one sooner. What makes this so special ? The ambiance for a start. Spacious, traditional old basque house with clean modern decor, comfortable cushioned chairs and wonderfully friendly English speaking owner and staff. The menu is one of the most varied you will find and the food is that much better. They are flexible too.... More 

Thank Chris C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22, rue Tourasse, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 33559261961

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