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Le Balafon

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31 rue de la Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
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Manche, France
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here on our 1 night stay in Dinard. It is in a quiet location, & was highly recommended by the proprietors of our hotel. It is well worth leaving the restaurants in the busy areas to find this little gem. This is an upmarket restaurant very tastefully decorated, with a nice atmosphere. The 4 of us had an... More 

Thank Helen R
Wexford, Ireland
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant is a little off the beaten track but is well worth the effort to find. We were served two amuse bouches and both the starters and mains excellent. Wine list is really well well chosen and fairly priced. Staff very friendly and background music jazz created great atmosphere. Overall great night and would love to return.

Thank JamesS6523TS
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Have you ever looked for a vegetarian meal in France? At worst you meet with hostility, at best with incomprehension. Very frustrating when you are with a vegetarian partner but could eat in any restaurant yourself. Le Balafon is, therefore, an exceptional discovery. Vegetarians catered for without any problem and delicious, imaginative food for everyone. Every detail is delicious. Three... More 

Thank Aderynbach
Sydney and Dinard
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We have eaten at the Balafon several times this year. Always very good. We were there with our daughter and grand-children (11 and 7) and the restaurant managed thir presence very well.

Thank dcb99
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Flavours delicious, the staff paid attention to detail and made good recommendations. Wine list short, but spot on We had a lovely evening

Thank Samantha W
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Lunch on our last day was amazing- three courses with drinks and coffee for 75 euros. Just wish we had gone sooner for dinner- there will always be next time!

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a small restaurant near the markets. It has a limited choice of dishes, but those on offer are excellent both in taste and presentation and quite modest in price. Well worth a visit

Thank Steve M
Dinan, France
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We noticed this small restaurant some years ago on our way back from Dinard market, it was lovely so we were a little worried a few years ago when this young couple took it over. We should not have been as I think it is even better. Madame is an amazing cook for the entrées and mains, her husband makes... More 

Thank Shirley R
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly waiters, place is nice small and romantic. The food is well though off, good ingredients, and it works. We both enjoyed a lovely meal.

1 Thank radwa81
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

For a couple or family doesn't matter. Not a tourist trap and absolute worth it. Kindly waitress and the food is absolutely brilliant.

Thank Borncast

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 rue de la Vallee, 35800 Dinard, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Brittany  >  Ille-et-Vilaine  >  Dinard
  • Phone Number: 0299461481

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