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Le Balthazar


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner


$12 - $28
French, European, Grill, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed November 3, 2019

We feel that we have been very lucky finding good restaurants on this tri[p. This was another of those fortunate stops. We went there to look at the interior grill (we have an interest in a US restuarant with an inside wood fired grill) and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Steve W
Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

Up a pretty side street of bars and restaurants, we stumbled on this restaurant. If you like meat go there for excellent flame grilled steak or pork. If not, a fabulous camembert with thyme and chilli. All served with homemade bread rolls and jackets. Great...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank bettybell
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We called in for Sunday Lunch initially and we were so pleased with the food and the welcome that we booked for dinner on the following Tuesday. We were in Paimpol for 2 weeks and ate out most nights and le Balthazar was the best...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Housenumber1
Directionfred, Propriétaire at Le Balthazar, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thankyou very much for your comment. At the pleasure of welcoming you again

Reviewed February 2, 2018 via mobile

I had a great moment ! Vege dish in the menu twist with a refine touch. true and nice people owning it. I ll be back

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank ludovicb915
Reviewed August 24, 2017

The menu is a bit limited but the whole point of this establishment is to offer basic food but with excellent quality ingredients. Most dishes come with baked potatoes... but not any old potato. Oh no, these are the best local potatoes you can find,...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Paul B
Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Came here for quick lunch and enjoyed jacket potatoes with cheese and also charcuterie. Both excellent with a bottle of local cider. He has a baked potato oven and also a coal stove where the brochettes and meat is cooked all in full view in...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank wayzgoose110
Directionfred, Gérant at Le Balthazar, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2017

Thank you for your comment. We will be happy to welcome you during your next visit.

Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We went here last night, by chance. We liked the cozy atmosphere and the meals were a very nice surprise. Firstly we asked for the fish soup, dense and flavorful. We also had the pularde (clams) and the faux-fillet. All excellent, the same as the...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Citizen_Viajero
Reviewed April 19, 2016

Le Balthazar is a wine bar and first thing to say is that the wine is... Excellent! We tried the "Balthazar" special wines that were great (for a very fair price) and ended up with a good champaign, that came perfectly along with the strawberry...More

Date of visit: April 2016
Thank Aurelet75
Directionfred, Propriétaire at Le Balthazar, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2016

Thank you very much for your comments. We are happy to welcome you again during your next stay in Paimpo

Reviewed April 3, 2016

The restaurant is a bit out of the centre of Paimpol but worth finding. It is small and the choice is limited which means that the ingredients are always fresh. The managers are very friendly and will make a small chat with you. During our...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Peter R
Directionfred, Gérant at Le Balthazar, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2016

Thank you very much for these compliments which are pleasant to read

Reviewed January 6, 2015

Le Balthazar is a quirky little wine bar in the old town of Paimpol which serves food. There is a good selection of wines, and some nice platters. The hot food is rustic and excellent value for money, all locally sourced. We had a huge...More

Date of visit: December 2014
Thank 875amandak
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