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La Belle Auberge

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rue principale, 64270 Castagnede, France
+33 5 59 38 15 28
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Orthez, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2016

We have been patronising La Belle Auberge for close to 15 years and in that time little has changed, and that includes the waitresses. I can remember only one poor meal when we were pushed into a hot annex. The food is good French country cooking. The basic E13 French weekday lunch menu is extraordinarily good value. (They no longer... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Our party of 4 all ate from the €27 menu which includes 3 courses and a dessert. The ladies opted for only 3 courses including dessert for €21. Very good cuisine. Service was very pleasant but a little slow as the 2 waitresses had to serve the packed restaurant. But the food was well worth waiting for, all dishes very... More 

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Thank g4ybu
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

We last ate here about 15 years ago, but nothing had changed ... Good value, country cooking. Simple children's menu too.

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Thank Helen1ewx
Salies-de-Bearn, France
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Great place to impress friends and family with terrific (yet affordable) French country dining. During the summers, outdoor dining on the patio is an experience not to be missed. Food and presentation is consistently outstanding. Portions are generous, good value. Always busy so reserve in advance.

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Ad Dawha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016

This restaurant was a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. We dined in this restaurant during a stopover in Bearn. The food was awesome and in large quantities. Atmosphere is homely

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Thank Maggie M
Orthez, France
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016

Live quite close but only manage to go about four times a year. We save it for special occasions and when friends visit. Superb 5 course set lunch, always garbure, then a starter followed by salad and a delicious generous main course. But their piece de resistance are the desserts. All divine, priced at 5€ to 6€ but included in... More 

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed March 12, 2016

A return visit and we found that the 26 euro, 4 course menu was as generous as ever. This remains one of the best restaurants for many miles around. How do they do it for the price?

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Bath, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2016

We were in a part of 4. Good welcome and restaurant obviously very popular as it was literally heaving! We were there for dinner I thought the food was just ok - really nothing special and not meeting my expectations. We had the menu of the day at 20€. Maybe the Belle Auberge lacks atmosphere in its lay out -... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2015

We used to come here a lot. It's a bit tucked away (draw straws for the poor soul who has to drive) in the countryside, and featured a cavernous and rather dour dining room with grim paintings and those large brown wardrobes that unexpectedly garnish many provincial French restaurants. But the food was good and plentiful and it was pretty... More 

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Walmer
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Rural delight go of the beaten track to be surprised by the quality of the service and food. Try the Grand Mariner Soflette and the Cassoulet.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue principale, 64270 Castagnede, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Bearn-Basque Country  >  Bearn  >  Castagnede
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 38 15 28

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